Job offer available in Scotland Centre for Computing Science Education at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is a recognised hub of excellence for the research and practice of computer science (CS) education. Acknowledging the urgent national and international need for improved research and leadership in this field, the School has established a Centre for Computing Science Education, in partnership with the University’s School of Education – a first of its kind.

Directed by Quintin Cutts, Professor of Computer Science Education and a prominent expert in the field, the Centre will be a catalyst to improve CS education at all levels, by bringing together those interested within the University, particularly the Schools of Computing Science, Education, Psychology and Business, as well as those outside, including industry, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and Education Scotland.

The national coordinator for the teacher body Computing At School (CAS) Scotland will shortly be working from the Centre and staff in the Centre were major contributors to both the national qualifications framework and the new curriculum for 3-15 year olds, and they led PLAN C, a major school teacher professional development programme. We are planning a continuation of this programme, in collaboration with government agencies and the college network.

The breadth of these links, from researchers within the University, to national bodies, and out to school teachers, provides an unparalleled opportunity for large-scale and impactful research studies, with benefits in education, industry and society.

To develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Computing Science (CS) Education, to actively engage in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and to play a role in developing and executing School strategy, management and organisation.

For appointment at Grade 8 you will in addition:

Develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in CS Education particularly through vigorously pursuing opportunities to generate income and publish in top tier conferences and journals (such as ICER, CSE, ACM TOCE or commensurate).

Standard Terms & Conditions

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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