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Principal Lecturer - Team Leader - Computer Science

Technology - School of Computer Science

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £52,485 to £60,020 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Monday 24 January 2022
Reference:  0596-21
Further details:    Job Description    

It’s an exciting time of development, investment and growth within the School of Computer Science at the University of Sunderland. We’ve recently acquired a state-of-the-art Immersive environment – The Igloo. Offering our staff and students cutting edge facilities for learning and research. In addition, we have a new Virtual Reality facility, Industry 4.0 automated workspace with full Vicon tracking, and dedicated Network and Cybersecurity labs.

We’re looking to appoint a Principal Lecturer Team Leader. Someone with the expertise and capability to support the Head of School to provide strategic academic leadership in line with the University’s Vision, Strategic Ambitions and Objectives and related Faculty academic plans. Someone to provide operational management and motivation to the team.

You will have demonstrable subject expertise and knowledge of current and upcoming developments in relevant subject areas. As well as a record of successful leadership and staff management and creativity in developing new ideas and solutions to problems.

The University of Sunderland is committed to delivering high quality teaching and research which focuses on the development of its students, city and region. The School of Computer Science is home to a vibrant team of academics and offer a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We are passionate in our ambition to enable people from diverse backgrounds to enter into education and provide them with skills which are not only personally transformative, but also help to shape the futures of their own communities, societies and cultures.

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Please take a look at the role profile for more detail on what the job entails, and please follow the links below to find out more about what we do.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor John Murray (Academic Dean, Faculty of Technology) at john.murray@sunderland.ac.uk 

If this sounds lime the next step in your career, the challenge you’ve been waiting for, we’d love to hear from you.

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.


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