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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Summary

The School is a lively, friendly community with research, innovation and teaching strengths across the spectrum of computing science. We are internationally recognised for our research in Computational Intelligence, Case-Based Reasoning and Machine Learning with growing expertise in Cyber Security, Digital and Immersive technologies and educational practices in computing. 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 seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and highly motivated person to join our academic community and contribute to the School's high-quality teaching and research teams. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can support our student experience with a strong commitment to delivering high quality, novel and relevant content to a diverse range of students.

Our research directly inspires our teaching, and you will be expected to undertake high quality research and education, securing funding, disseminating results through the highest quality publications, developing industry/academic collaborations and engaging with our courses and students at all levels.  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 area.

The School has a strong student community, and you will be expected to participate in recruitment, promotional and outreach events to help inspire the next generation of computer scientists.

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £34,804 – 40,322
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – 49,553

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria.  Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

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 Dr John Isaacs, Head of School at

Relocation assistance may be available for this post.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POST: Module Development, Teaching delivery and research


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

Undertake research activity contributing to one or more of the identified research areas.

In particular:

  • Apply for and obtain external research funding
  • Publish high-quality research outputs that contribute to the research impact of the School
  • Contribute to the School research strategy and research groups

Contribute to recruitment, promotion and outreach delivery as directed by the Head of School.

In particular:

  • Outreach workshop development and delivery of STEM events and promotion
  • Contribute to university open days.

Undertake administrative duties as directed by the Head of School

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

PhD in Computer Science or closely related field


A demonstrable knowledge and practical ability of techniques and practices in one or more of the following fields, modern computer science, software development, HCI, visualisation, and computer graphics.

A proven interest in research in one of the following: computer graphics, VR, mixed reality, visualisation, HCI, 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 or closely related field with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Recognised teaching qualification


Knowledge of professional body requirements, codes of conduct and industry practices in the area of Cyber Security and or Secure software design and development.

Knowledge of HE practices and procedures.


Experience of course or module development at HE level.

Experience of developing outreach and recruitment activities. Particularly addressing gender imbalance in the field.

Experience in / evidence of sustainable research activity.

Experience of industrial research or other research engagement.


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

Behaviour 4 - 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.

Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others.

Behaviour 6 - 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.

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