Computing Lecturer (Projects)
£38,500 dependent on skills and experience - plus excellent benefits
Hybrid working with base from our Birmingham Study Centre
At Arden University, 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.
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. Our students value our flexible delivery: we run our programmes in daytime and evening modes that fit around their busy lives. We have also launched our programmes at international partner institutions. You’ll join a team of academics distributed across our UK and international study centres but working collectively to create the best experience for our students.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Teaching and training activities, primarily focused on dissertations and final year projects (both face to face and online).
- Dissertation and final year project module support, 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, ensuring alignment with employer requirements and the employability needs of our students.
- Working with colleagues to advise and support students undertaking project modules in line with University ethical policies.
- Supporting student induction activities.
- Innovate in terms of teaching practice, support, and assessment.
About You: An excellent communicator who can explain Computing concepts to a variety of audiences and 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 support students undertaking a variety of projects. Ideally, you will have developed project management 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. Working with the Programme Leader for Projects, you will ensure that project modules are delivered consistently and to our University standards. You will also be comfortable supervising final year and Masters projects, 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, you will become a part of a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to removing unnecessary barriers to learning and making education more accessible. 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 fantastic benefits. Employees benefit from:
- 30 days holiday, add the bank holiday on top, and we even throw in Christmas closure
- A generous Aviva pension plan, our contributions start at 7%
- PMI or Healthcare Cashback (dependent on role grade)
- Study any Arden course for free, with generous discount for all family and friends
- Our ‘Golden Ticket’ which allows you to gift anyone in your life a free Arden education
- Plus, other competitive benefits!
Stand out, Progressive, Accessible, Resourceful, Kindness, reflect who we are as an institution, a team and as individuals. If they also reflect you and you are excited by the chance to be the driving, creative force within a growing business, we want to hear from you.
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 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. For the full job description, click here, or to start your journey with us, click apply!
Closing Date: Sunday 29th January 2023
Please be aware that the business is closed Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January 2023
We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognise, and studies confirm, that often underrepresented candidates in the work place are less likely to apply to roles unless they meet all skills and experience of the position. At Arden we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, therefore we make sure that our recruitment and selection processes never discriminate based upon age, race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy, and actively welcome applications from all groups.
So, if you want to be part of Arden and our journey, but you feel that you’re missing some of the skills or experience the role requires, then we encourage you to apply anyway as you may make a great candidate for this role or others!