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International Lectureship in Computer Science (BJTU) x 2 posts

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £34,520 to £47,722
Closing Date:   Monday 14 May 2018
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2251

The School of Computing & Communications is seeking to enhance its international profile and is expanding a programme of investment by the University by appointing two International Lectureships.  Applications are invited for positions of International Lecturer in Computer Science (BJTU) delivering teaching at the Joint Institute in Weihai, China, as part of the international strategic partnership that has been established between Beijing-Jiaotong University and Lancaster University (BJTU-LU). 

Since September 2016 Lancaster University has been offering undergraduate programmes in Computing, Design, Engineering and Environmental Science to Chinese and international students, co-delivered by Lancaster and BJTU academics.  Graduates receive a degree from both institutions and a joint academic transcript.  BJTU offers exciting opportunities for students to participate in study abroad, summer schools and other types of exchange opportunities at any of the three locations.  We are committed to providing students at Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University with an excellent student experience backed by a high quality and rigorous quality assured education.

Weihai is set in undulating hills featuring gentle slopes and broad valleys.  Located in the East end of Shandong Province, Weihai is surrounded by the Yellow Sea to the North, East and South with 986 kilometres of coastline.  It neighbours Yantai in the West and is separated from the Korean Peninsula and Japanese chain islands by the sea to the East.  The terrain of the city slopes gently, with a winding seashore interleaved with headland bays, harbours and islets.

Successful candidates are expected to deliver undergraduate modules in Computer Science and be available to start no later than July 2018 (first assignment to China in September 2018).  Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science and are expected to have demonstrable excellence and commitment to research, teaching and mentoring of students.  Key responsibilities will include: 

• Making up to two annual visits of 10 weeks duration each to teach at the Weihai campus;
• Complementing the internationally-leading research output of the Department;
• Engaging with the administration and day-to-day running of the Department. 

Positions are offered on an indefinite basis, contingent on successful review following a period of probation.  Applicants must be capable and willing to work overseas with a teaching workload for reasonable periods of time (i.e. 10 weekly semesters) and effectively use the time in between preparing and assessing, and contributing as required, at Lancaster University.

A typical annual workload model for this role will be (based on 1650 total hours):

• 330 hours departmental duties and meetings
• 660 hours research
• 660 hours teaching, preparation and assessment

The School strongly believes in creating an open and collaborative environment that is both highly inclusive and stimulating for career development. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.  Learn more about equality, diversity and inclusivity at Lancaster.  More information about living and working at Lancaster, can be found online.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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