Cardiff University Cardiff County, Wales
Summary Our Darlithwyr Disglair development scheme for early career academics is a bespoke programme of innovative leadership training, peer-to-peer support and networking opportunities. It is designed to support early career academics wishing to pursue lecturer roles by giving them the opportunity to experience life as a full time university lecturer for 18 months, and to develop their leadership skills in teaching and research supported by an innovative training programme. Benefits Our bespoke training and development programme provides a range of leadership development opportunities. Combined with direct teaching and research experience, this approach will increase your competitiveness for future academic roles, as well as for other careers where teaching and research skills are valued and needed. The scheme fills a gap identified by many early career academics, supporting the transition from research-only careers to those involving a balance between teaching and research. Alongside tailored workshop days, the programme will provide each Darlithydd Disglair (Brilliant Lecturer) with a near-peer mentor (a Cardiff University lecturer with three to five years more experience) who will offer support to develop your academic career. There will also be opportunities to network with other early career academics in the Cardiff city-region to create a supportive community of practice across institutions. Each Darlithydd Disglair will benefit from research and development funds made available from their academic School, as well as additional support from the university's central research fund. The School Cardiff University has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The School delivers a stimulating portfolio of BSc and MSc degrees, and offers research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications. For more information on the School please visit our website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/computer-science The School of Computer Science & Informatics includes the National Software Academy (NSA), which is based in Newport and delivers industry-focused undergraduate and postgraduate Software Engineering programmes that include modules on software development skills, mobile development, security, performance, DevOps and emerging technologies. Teaching in the School covers two sites, with Software Engineering delivered at the NSA in Newport, and all other programmes delivered at our Cardiff site. The Role The School of Computer Science and Informatics invites applications for a teaching and research Lectureship. Applicants should have a record of, or potential to produce, research that reaches the highest standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching covering either topics in emerging technology, ideally including IoT (Arduino and usability/safety aspect of IoT) and mixed realities (Augmented reality and VR, basics of Unity, Google VR, Vuforia, and usability aspects), or fundamental topics in Computer Science e.g. Web development, Python/Java programming, data structures/algorithms, introductory software engineering. This post is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term for 18 months. Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6) For further details of this vacancy please contact Professor Stuart Allen, Head of School on [email protected] Those with queries about the Darlithwyr Disglair scheme are encouraged to contact Professor Claire Gorrara, Dean of Research Environment and Culture or Professor Kim Graham, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation on [email protected] Date advert posted: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 Closing date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. Cardiff University is particularly looking to recruit from under-represented groups in academia, such as BAME colleagues.