Job details


College of Science and Engineering

Responsible to

Head of Discipline


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus


£33,309 to £50,296 per annum

Closing date

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The City of Derby and University of Derby are exceptional places to live and work. Our location, investments, and vision for the future mean that we offer both rewarding career opportunities and a great place to live.

We have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in the last 10 years and our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield. More than 34,000 people choose to study with us every year and we employ a diverse team of some 2,200 academics and professionals.

We have now identified further opportunities in Computer Games Modelling and Animation and are investing in new roles at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. 

These roles sit within the Computing and Mathematics discipline where we all share a vision to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our students, expand our research capacity and increase our substantial industry engagement in the region.

Computing and Mathematics (including Computer Games Modelling and Animation) are located in the dedicated STEM building in Markeaton Street, Derby. Key investments here in the last few years include the Institute of Technology, dedicated data science facilities, a data visualisation ‘data cave’ and a VR lab as well as mobile VR equipment for teaching and research. We are engaged in a wide range of knowledge exchange projects and have an active applied research agenda. 

These additional roles will increase our teaching capacity across the subject and our research capacity in the areas of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Data Sciences, Computer Games, and Internet of Things.

About you

This recruitment drive is focused on both fully experienced candidates and those earlier in their career seeking rapid development.

Depending on the level of appointment (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) you will be expected to build on your potential/evidenced ability to acquire external funding, engage with industry and create high quality publications of international standing. You will also be required to contribute to teaching in the discipline area in general as well as to areas related to your subject specialisms.

Through this you will contribute to the University of Derby reputation and REF achievements.

Further information can be provided on request while informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Alistair McEwan, Head of Discipline of Computing and Mathematics on:

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes delivered on campus or by distance learning.
  2. Ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  4. Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
  5. Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the ‘Derby Graduate’.
  6. Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.

Research / Scholarship

  1. Engage in individual scholarship and where appropriate research and collaborate both internally and externally on projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and possibly contribute to the REF or KEF.
  2. Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by creating high quality outputs and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
  3. Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
  4. Contribute to writing bids for externally funded projects.


  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
  3. Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
  4. Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
  5. Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
  6. Contribute to effective cross College / University working.
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

The Senior Lecturer Job Description is available to download at the bottom of this page.


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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Further details

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