Lecturer in Computing

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Location: Wakefield City Campus

Join our exciting team of Computing Lecturers and help shape the future of digital technology!

Are you passionate about technology and education? Do you dream of making a real impact on the future of the digital world? We are searching for a highly motivated and experienced Computing Lecturer to join our vibrant team in the Computing and Digital Industries department.

In this dynamic role, you will play a crucial role in shaping the minds of the next generation of tech leaders. You will have the opportunity to engage with diverse students across Further and Higher Education courses, delivering impactful lectures and tutorials that ignite their passion for the ever-evolving world of technology.

Your expertise will be invaluable as you contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality curriculum materials, ensuring they remain relevant and engaging for students of all learning styles. You will also play a key role in fostering a positive learning environment, providing academic guidance and support to guide students towards achieving their full potential.

We are looking for an individual who thrives in a collaborative setting. You will work closely with colleagues to enhance the overall learning experience, utilizing innovative teaching methods and keeping up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Your passion for technology, strong communication skills, and commitment to student success will be essential in this role.

As a Lecturer in Computing you should:

  • Hold a degree in Computing / IT (or other related discipline)
  • Ideally have experience of working in a Higher Education environment, specifically in a teaching capacity
  • Be able to work and teach with 16–18-year-olds, across a variety of computing subjects
  • Ideally have experience of teaching Computing / IT or similar FE / HE qualifications

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in some or all of the following areas:

  • Advanced programming: Experience with a variety of programming languages and frameworks, such as Python, Java, or C++.
  • Cyber security and forensics: Knowledge of security threats and how to protect systems from attack.
  • Emerging technologies: Interest in and knowledge of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics.
  • Database and back-end development: Experience with database design and development, as well as back-end programming.
  • Software engineering: Strong understanding of software development principles and practices.
  • AI & Machine Learning: Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques.
  • Distributed systems: Experience with distributed systems and how to build scalable and reliable applications.
  • Software Development for Mobile Apps: Experience with developing mobile apps.
  • Big Data Analytics: Experience with big data analytics techniques.

If you are interested in joining us, contact rcharlish@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk for an initial conversation. 


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Not yet qualified but interested in getting into teaching?

If you have not previously worked within the Education sector but have considered a career move, you may be suitable for the Department of Education - Taking Teaching Further initiative, which employs industry specialists direct into Further Education. You will receive an enhanced support package whilst you gain a Teaching Qualification. This opportunity can be discussed at the interview stage.

For further details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

See what we have to offer and come and join us…You won’t be disappointed

Benefits include:

-Generous Annual Leave

-Personal and Professional Development opportunities

-Good Pension Scheme

-Reduced price personal gym membership

-Staff Recognition Awards

Find out more here.

Closing date: 7th April 2024

Interview date: TBC

Direct applicants only, no agency CV’s or referrals.

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.