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Build your academic career in Informatics with Edinburgh Napier University.

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

The Schools of Computing and Engineering & the Built Environment have around 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students, and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Chartered Institute of Building and other accreditation bodies. We have excellent computing, engineering and construction lab facilities.

The School of Computing is highly regarded and one of the UK’s largest computer science departments. The School of Engineering & the Built Environment houses leading UK research centres in transport policy and sustainable construction. The schools are based in the lively and exciting Merchiston area at the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s inspiring capital.

This is a great opportunity for an academic with expertise in Informatics or related fields to join the Centre for Social Informatics research group where you can add to the work of the experienced team exploring eGovernment, Information Science, Information Society and Social Informatics.  With 30% allocation for research, this role will allow you to explore novel and emerging areas of informatics.

The Lecturer in Informatics will contribute to and build programmes and modules to support the expansion of the School’s teaching portfolio, meeting the demand for skilled graduates and postgraduates. You will also actively contribute to our existing portfolio of information systems degrees.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm for working in a cross-disciplinary manner in applied research and in the development of teaching to enhance employability of our graduates. You will have the opportunity to expand your industry connections through our existing networks and by visiting students on one-year industry placements and on our employer-based Graduate Apprentice programme.

The Role

As an early career academic joining us as a lecturer you will be a member of our Centre for Social Informatics with:

  • A research allowance of 30% of your time to build your research.
  • Access to our staff development budget for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Extensive research training and development through our Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
  • You will also study towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning leading to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Support for grant applications from colleagues in the school and the university.
  • Join a PhD student supervisory team.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Evidence of a teaching specialisation.
  • A level of achievement appropriate to the post being applied for, including international/ national standing, a developing research track record of high-quality outputs, external income generation, and academic leadership

Additional Information

Closing Date: Wednesday 8 June at 11:59pm (BST)

Interviews: Monday 20th June or Tuesday 28th June

Please note, interviews will be held face-to-face if possible. You will be supported by our dedicated staff to arrange the logistics to attend to these interviews.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status.

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