Job details


College of Science and Engineering

Responsible to

Head of Discipline Computing and Mathematics


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus


£32,817-£49,553 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 18 April 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Computing and Maths at Derby has a bold vision to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our students, further develop and expand our research capacity and increase our industry engagement in the region and beyond to fulfil targets for REF and KEF as well as providing the best opportunities to our graduates. The discipline area is located in the University’s STEM annex in Markeaton Street, where staff offices and lab facilities are co-located. Key investments in the last few years include dedicated data science facilities, a data visualisation ‘data cave’ and a VR lab as well as mobile VR equipment for teaching and research. The discipline area is actively engaged in knowledge exchange projects and an active applied research agenda.

We have identified significant opportunities with regional businesses in the area of immersive and virtual environments, which aligns with the direction of our Computer Games Programming degree and are hence strategically investing into a new post at lecturer or senior lecturer level in the discipline. The recruitment drive is focused on evidenced and emerging potential in the candidates to help us fulfil our ambition. The post will further increase our research and teaching capacity in Computer Games and Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality.

Depending on level of appointment (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer), the role holder will actively engage/build on their growing international research reputation in research and knowledge exchange which influences leading edge practice, informs and inspires the research-led curriculum and teaching and contributes to continuing subject expertise and contribution to the REF. The role holder is expected to build on their potential/evidenced ability to acquire external funding, engage with industry and create high quality publications of international standing. Candidates might be required to contribute to teaching in the discipline area in general, this role has a specific emphasis for both teaching and research on the area of computer games development and programming including the use of Augmented Reality /Virtual Reality technologies.

Further information can be provided on request while informal enquiries may be addressed to Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Head of School of Computing and Engineering on email: or Alistair McEwan, Head of Discipline of Computing and Mathematics on

Principal accountabilities

Research / Scholarship

  1. Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
  2. Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate high quality journals 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 research projects.
  5. Undertake supervision of PhD students.

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.


  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

Desirable Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship



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.

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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.

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

Important information

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