Part-Time Lecturer in Computing

07 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are recruiting Lecturers on a part-time fixed term basis to support with the Networking modules within the School.

Educated to Masters level in Computer Science or a related subject, you  will carry out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practicals etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Head of School. 

You will have extensive knowledge at an advanced level of one or more of the following areas:

  • Web Development
  • Web Security
  • Embedded Devices
  • Mobile Application Development.

You will have practical knowledge in Computer Science, as well as strong programming skills and relevant work experience in a professional environment.  In addition to this you will have experience of high quality research or commercial work in Computer Science.

The School has internationally recognised research pushing the boundaries of theoretical and practical knowledge in Computing and offering novel thinking on how technology can enrich society and enable business to perform at a higher level. The School’s research focuses on tackling challenges related to Big Data and Internet of Things. The main research themes include:

  • Machine Learning and Optimisation
  • Information Retrieval
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Visualisation
  • Usability

Researchers from the School actively pursue project opportunities and collaborations related to the strategic priority themes for the university of Oil and Gas, Smart Data, Remote Healthcare and Northern Culture and Design.

The Smart Data Technologies Centre (SDTC) is co-located with the School. The SDTC centre focuses on big data analytics, particularly for the oil and gas sector and aims to secure efficiencies from the use of analytics.  We work closely with the DataLab – a Scottish innovation centre,  which aims to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from big data. Robert Gordon University hosts one of the DataLab hubs, focusing on Oil and Gas.  The School is also a member of the world-leading Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA).

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: 21 October 2016

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No Supervisory Responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POST: To provide support for teaching

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practicals etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Head of School. 

Provides tutorial personal guidance for students.

Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas. 

Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities. 

Actively purses and/or encourages scholarly activities (e.g. writing for publication, developing own knowledge, promote interaction with industry and commerce by establishing externally funded commercial projects, presenting at conferences etc.). 

Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School. 

Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional). 

Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree - 2:1 Honours degree or above and Master Degree in Computer Science or related subject.

Knowledge and Experience

Solid knowledge in one or more areas at advanced level related to Web Development, Web Security, Embedded Devices, Mobile Application Development.

Practical knowledge in Computer Science.

Strong Programming skills.

Relevant professional experience.

Experience of high quality research or commercial work in Computer Science.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Member of relevant professional body or evidence of contribution to the wider profession.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of current learning and teaching approaches, including e-learning.

Some teaching experience at higher education level in Computer Science with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.


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: 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 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

See also:
Part-Time Lecturer in Computing - October 2016.pdf