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Lecturer in Computing (Ref:197)

Salary range: 
£36,382 to £42,149 per annum

3 x permanent, full time posts available

The School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology prides itself on offering excellent learning and teaching in an environment that supports world-class application focused research in the subject areas relevant to our curricula. The School has enjoyed sustained investment in teaching spaces and specialist facilities. It is housed in the modern James Hehir building (opened in 2010 with £25m investment) and the upgraded West Building (opened in Sept 2016 with £5m investment). A new technology centre (The DigiTech Centre) in partnership with BT plc has opened at Adastral Park (with £9.6m investment including a state of the art Juniper networking sandpit, Cyber Range, AI Compute Server and fully equipped IT suites) and welcomed its first computing students in January 2021.

The School has established a computing degree portfolio around two flagship undergraduate programmes – a BSc (Hons) Computing degree with AI, Cyber Security and Web & Mobile optional pathways, and the BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship with Software Engineer, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst (from 22/23) and Data Analyst specialisms (from 23/24). At postgraduate level, we offer a MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence conversion degree and will be adding two additional masters-level taught degrees from 23/24.

Consequently, the School is seeking to appoint three permanent Lecturers in Computing to undertake teaching and research in a variety of computing areas. It is expected that the successful applicants will specialise in one of Software Development and Engineering, Network Engineering or Cyber Security, and that they would initially teach on the degree apprenticeship programmes.

The successful candidates should expect to be a supervisor for final-year projects and apprenticeship “synoptic projects”. The appointees are expected to make a significant contribution to the learning, teaching, research and business engagement culture in the School of Engineering Arts Science and Technology.

Appointees will be appointed either on the Learning Teaching and Research Pathway or Learning Teaching and Knowledge Exchange pathway, and may move between career pathways without prejudice. Appointees on the Learning Teaching and Research Pathway will be expected to hold “significant responsibility for research” and be credible for submission to REF2028 in due course; ideally, they should be able to find some alignment in their research with the themes encompassed by the Digital Futures Institute and/or other research institutes at the University of Suffolk ( Appointees on the Learning Teaching and Knowledge Exchange pathway will be expected to make a contribution to business engagement activities and may deliver CPD/lifelong learning training.

Applications are sought from PhD qualified and/or industrially experienced candidates with excellent teaching skills, a track record in computing research, technology development or consultancy (in academia or industry) and the ability to attract funding to assist in the further development of the subject area. Applicants should note in their application which one or more of the three specialist areas (Software, Cyber or Network) they are applying for.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Nicholas Caldwell, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems Engineering, via email

Closing date:              Thursday 14th July, 5pm

Interview date:           Tuesday 26th July 2022

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