Role: Computing Lecturer
Salary: £38,500 plus excellent benefits
Based at our Holborn Study Centre with an opportunity for some flexible working.
Arden University is growing and as part of that growth we are expanding the Computing team. This is an exciting opportunity to join at a time when we are creating programmes to meet the needs of employers and the graduates of the future. You’ll join a team of Lecturers and Senior Lecturers distributed across study centres but working collectively to create the best experience for our students. Reporting to a Programme Leader, you will undertake a variety of duties including, but not limited to:
- Teaching and training activities (face to face and online).
- Module leadership, ensuring levels of consistency and quality and developing our learning materials and schemes of work.
- Assessment marking and development, developing authentic assessments, ensuring appropriate marking guidance is provided and maintaining levels of quality in terms of feedback and evaluation processes
- Assisting with the development of new programmes and the review and refresh of our existing programmes to ensure alignment with employer requirements and the employability needs of our students
- Working with colleagues to advise and support students.
You will play a vital part in designing and delivering our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and in return we will offer you opportunities for development and progression within our academic structure.
As an excellent communicator who can explain Computing concepts to a variety of audiences, you will inspire our students as they engage with our courses and modules. Our undergraduate and postgraduate Computing programmes cover topics such as Programming, Databases, Data Analysis, IT Security, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Project Management, Systems Analysis and Ethics in IT. As such, you will need to demonstrate an ability to deliver across a range of theory-based and practical modules and be comfortable with languages and platforms such as Java, MySQL, PHP, AWS/Azure, Python and SPSS across levels 4 to 7. Ideally, you will have developed these skills in an industry context and can bring this experience to the classroom so that our students can engage in learning that is authentic and work focused.
You will be confident in using a variety of techniques that align with Arden’s focus on active learning, in both face-to-face teaching at our study centres and online teaching platforms such as Zoom. As a module leader, you will ensure that modules are delivered consistently and to our University standards, so experience in leading academic teams is essential. You will also be comfortable supervising final year projects and supporting students applying their academic and technical skills to solve real world problems.
About Arden: We pride ourselves on being true innovators, disruptors and pioneers, our focus is to promote life-long learning and ensure that everyone, everywhere can access higher education. As a private University we operate at a faster pace, we are more creative and entrepreneurial, and we are not afraid to take risks. We are small enough to be agile, but with grand plans to make a global impact. We have offices across the UK and in Berlin and in the next five years, you will see us in most continents across the globe, but we need you to help us achieve this. We are also proud to have won the Education Business of the year 2020 - Education Investor!
Why Arden: At Arden, our people work hard to ensure our students journeys are the best they can possibly be, as such we want to reward our people with our wonderful benefits. We want our colleagues to enjoy both their personal and professional life, and we know work-life balance is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, as such we offer the opportunity for our people to explore agile working and offer flexibility in working pattern to accommodate where we can. We know that health and wellbeing are important, and our colleagues benefit from private medical insurance from Vitality along with access to wellbeing support. Our colleagues love the standard 30 days holiday, add the bank holiday on top and we will even throw in Christmas closure, giving you plenty of time to do the things you love! Your future is also important to us, and we want our staff to be as comfortable as possible in retirement, so we offer a generous pension plan from Aviva.
We want you to grow as the University grows, as such we promote lifelong learning and all our colleagues can study any of our courses for free, we also offer a generous friends and family discount. We believe in the freedom to learn, and each year every colleague can use the Golden Ticket to gift a free Arden education.
The Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Each and every one of us has the power to change the World: to save the planet, to provide clean water and nutritious food to all, to end poverty and build a global inclusive culture. Whether you are looking to change the World or simply make life a little better for your family and friends, a STEM qualification will equip you with the tools, techniques and mindset to start to tackle these challenges. Industries around the World are looking for talented STEM graduates to develop the technologies of the future whilst at the same time ensure that these are sustainable and have a positive impact on our environment.
It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Arden University, at the creation of its new STEM Faculty. Within this faculty the School of Computing offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are designed with flexibility in mind. We know that our learners are already busy people, so Arden’s teaching and learning model enables them to engage with our courses and degree programmes via distance learning or via a combination of online delivery and face-to-face delivery at a learning centre near them. This delivery model enables our learners to balance their personal commitments with their professional aspirations.
As a member of the Faculty of STEM, you are joining a community of practice and are expected to engage with research in your specialist discipline and / or relevant pedagogical research. This research informs your teaching and ensures that you remain connected with the wider academic community. Our existing academics research interests cover areas such as data science, cybersecurity and technology enhanced learning and we’re keen to support our academic colleagues in maintaining their research profile.
Training and Development
Our people are our most valuable assets. You will be mentored and line-managed by a more senior colleague from within your School and we will offer you opportunities to develop and maintain your skills
Working at Arden University, you will also be able to carry out teaching delivery at a designated learning centre and benefit from flexible working opportunities; this enables us to recruit the best that the UK has to offer.
If you are hard-working and excited to contribute to the development of our new Faculty of STEM, we want to hear from you!
There has never been a more exciting time to join Arden University, as we expand into new disciplines and locations. To learn more about our benefits click here, for the full JD click here or to start your journey with us click apply!
Deadline - Sunday 23rd October 2022