Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Computing and Communications

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
£39,992 – £56,950 (dependant on experience), Ref: 14760
Based in Milton Keynes
Permanent position
Application closing date: Tuesday 3rd July, 2018 – 12:00.

You will be a member of the Open University team, comprising academics and technology specialists in cyber security, data science, learning analytics and distributed ledger technologies, who are leading the “University Learners” theme of the Institute of Coding (IoC – www.instituteofcoding.org). With an understanding of the needs of industry, you will have a passion for teaching machine learning, artificial intelligence and related topics, ideally in the context of a data science curriculum. In addition, you will be expected to develop your own scholarship or research agenda in an area aligned with the goals of the Institute of Coding.

The Institute of Coding (IoC – www.instituteofcoding.org) is a new, exciting, national initiative, led by the University of Bath, supported by theme leaders Aston University, Coventry University, the Open University and Queen Mary University of London. The Institute brings together a range of universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gaps.

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every IoC learner and ensure that employers and individuals across the UK can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This unique and innovative collaboration has been made possible with £20m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and match funding from universities and industry partners.

The Institute of Coding will develop and deliver innovative, industry-focused higher education across the UK. It will develop accredited degree schemes and short courses aimed at professionals in a wide range of sectors, as well as working to widen the participation of women, returners to work and hard to reach groups.

For more information about the post visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-senior-lecturer-computing-and-communications-14760

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