Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Computer Science at Birkbeck College, University of London

Deadline: 28 March 2021

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Are you passionate about expanding computer science to reach more students by developing new programmes and novel delivery models? Do you have experience of online programme development and provision? Are you attracted to working for a leading London University with a unique mission for widening participation? Are you committed to excellence in research in computer science?

Birkbeck, University of London has recently partnered with University of London Worldwide (UoLWW) to develop a series of online Masters programmes, aimed at both domestic and international audiences, specifically the postgraduate adult, professional, part-time learner. This includes an MSc programme in Computer Science based in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The Department aims to recruit a director to lead on the development of this programme, to convene online modules, provide academic oversight post-launch, and manage a teaching team and administration processes. As a core member of our academic staff you will also contribute to the full range of activities within the department including a strong research culture, face-to-face teaching, administration, knowledge transfer, and public engagement.

To apply for this role, you will be an experienced academic with a PhD in computer science or a closely related domain, whose research focuses on engineering data intensive software systems in cloud, mobile, healthcare, IoT or other application field. Your research will make a major contribution to one of our research groups ( and to one or more of our interdisciplinary research centres, the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics and the Birkbeck Knowledge Lab.

Moreover, you will be:

- committed to excellence in research and teaching,
- research active, and have an interest in impact generating and public engagement activities, and
- able to work collegially, with strong interpersonal, organisational and administration skills, in order to effectively manage teaching teams.

You will ideally have online teaching experience, and experience in design, delivery and convening of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

You will also ideally have an understanding of Birkbeck, our principles of widening participation in higher education, and working with mature age, part time, and non-traditional learners from a diversity of backgrounds.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a presentation as well as attend an interview online for the post.

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. We are based in the heart of Bloomsbury and London's Knowledge Quarter in close proximity to the British Library, British Museum and other University of London colleges. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) is a world-class centre of expertise in algorithms, data analytics, data management, experimental data science, knowledge representation, and program verification. We engage in a broad spectrum of both fundamental and applied research, host two research centres, the Birkbeck Institute of Data Analytics ( and the Birkbeck Knowledge Lab (, and are a core partner in the recently founded national Institute of Coding (

Interview date: 21 April 2021


To know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Professor Mark Levene, Assistant Dean Computer Science and Information Systems, via

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While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.