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  • Ref no: RGU03111
  • Published: 30/6/2020
  • Closes: 1/7/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Summary

The School of Computing Science and Digital Media has internationally recognised research pushing the boundaries of theoretical and practical knowledge in Computing Science. We have long-standing research strength in Computational Intelligence, Case-Based Reasoning and Machine Learning with growing expertise in Cyber Security, Mixed Reality, Visualisation and Computing Science Education. We have a thriving research environment supported by national and international funding to bring together early-stage and career researchers across all areas to carry out leading edge applied computer science research with high industrial and societal impact.

The School runs a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as a range of Graduate Apprenticeship courses. Key themes of these courses include general computing science, data science and artificial intelligence, multiplatform development, Mixed reality design, digital technologies and cybersecurity.

The school is seeking two enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated people to join our academic community and contribute to the high-quality teaching and research teams within the school.  We are looking for excellent communicators who can support our student experience with a strong commitment to delivering high quality, novel and relevant content to a diverse range of students.  These posts represent a period of expansion for the school, which will become the School of Computing in August 2020 to more fully reflect the breadth of research and teaching that take place.

Our research within the school has a particular focus on robust real-world application and so a willingness to engage with industry and practice is a key requirement of the role. Candidates with a strong interest or experience in interdisciplinary research and its application are also desirable. You would be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant research area.

The school has a strong student community and you would have the opportunity to take part in recruitment, promotional and outreach events to help inspire the next generation of computer scientists.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

We would particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented in this area of our workforce.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

Please direct any further enquiries about this post to John Isaacs, Head of School at

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POST: Teaching delivery and research


Undertake research activity contributing to one or more of the identified research areas. In particular:
Apply for and obtain external research funding as an early career researcher (Grade 7) or established researcher (Grade 8)
Publish high quality research outputs
Contribute to the research impact of the School
Contribute to the School research strategy and research groups

Contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as directed by the Head of School. In particular:
Develop and deliver high quality educational content
Devise and deliver assessments and examinations as required
Contribute to curricular development

Contribute to recruitment, promotion and outreach delivery as directed by the Head of School. In particular:
Outreach workshop development and delivery
STEM events and promotion
Contribute to university open days.

Undertake administrative duties as directed by the Head of School


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

PhD in Computer Science or closely related field


A proven interest in research in one of the following: computational intelligence, reasoning and machine learning, cybersecurity, mixed reality, visualisation, HCI, IOT, computing science education or related areas.


Funding or publication success appropriate to early career staff (Grade 7) or established researcher (Grade 8)

Teaching experience at higher education level in Computing Science with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Recognised teaching qualification


Experience in / evidence of sustainable research activity

Experience of industrial research or other research engagement

Evidence of teaching experience and capability at HE level.



Behaviour 1 - Communication- Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2 - Pastoral Care and Welfare- Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3 - Teaching and Learning Support- Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4 - Service Delivery- Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5 - Analysis and Research- Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6 - Liaison and Networking- Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.

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