Lecturer in Law and Data Science(Teaching and Research)

Fulltime Permanent University of Birmingham
  • Post Date : June 4, 2021
  • Salary: £55750
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Lecturer in Law and Data Science(Teaching and Research) – Grade 8 – 97449

– (210000TD)

Position Details

Joint appointment with Birmingham Law School and School of Computer Science

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553. With potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year.

Grade: 8

Full Time

Permanent

Closing date : 20th June 2021

Job Context

The Birmingham Law School and School of Computer Science wish to make a joint appointment to lead on the new interdisciplinary MSc Responsible Data Science programme.

Birmingham Law School is a diverse, civic and global law school within the College of Arts and Law with over 70 academic staff and 1,700 students. We are one of the world’s Top 100 Law Schools and consistently named as one of the UK’s best law schools. The School of Computer Science is a vibrant and thriving academic community within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences with over 50 academic staffand 1300 students. The School of Computer Science holds a central place in the University’s Institute for Data Science and has strong links to the Alan Turing Institute.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and scholar, with an ambitious scholarly agenda that complements and expands the currents strengths within the Schools. This individual will be expected to take an active role in the delivery of our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes, with a particular focus on contribution to the MSc Responsible Data Science. In addition to teaching and leadership duties the successful candidate should have demonstrated high quality research outputs and a clearly articulated research strategy, including clear plans for the future around grant capture. The Schools are particularly interested in candidates who can utilise their research expertise reaching across disciplines including both law and data science to deliver outstanding research informed teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the UoB recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae including a full publication list
  • 1-2 page teaching statement
  • 1- 2 page research statement

Summary of Role

Contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration.

Research is likely to involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research. The research has measurable outcomes and is reflected in a growing national reputation and often an incipient international reputation.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining PhD students, and (c) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

ties (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Departmental/School level or further within the University.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Research

To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. This may include, where appropriate, methods, techniques and analytical frameworks that enable working across the disciplines of law and data science:

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
  • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
  • Cooperate successfully with other researchers to pursue joint research including applying for research funding support
  • Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of teaching and research being pursued
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • To engage in public engagement and other outreach activities to broaden research impact
  • Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the Colleges and the University.

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • To teach and mentor students involved in cross-disciplinary courses, including developing approaches to enable students to develop the skills necessary for acquiring knowledge and competences required to work across disciplinary boundaries
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely, and across the Schools, as appropriate
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, group projects, dissertations or presentations and vacation placements (as appropriate).
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in the relevant fields
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University
  • Devise and supervise individual student and group projects and student dissertations.

Management/Administration

To contribute to School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Schools
  • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students, demonstrating awareness and sensitivity to the challenges associated with working across disciplines
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
  • Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and University
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.
  • Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or appropriate professional qualifications and experience
  • Extensive research and teaching experience within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels
  • Skills and sensitivity in providing mentoring and support to students from a diverse range of, backgrounds, including students from under-represented groups
  • Skills and success in working effectively and cooperatively across a team of researchers and teaching staff to deliver high quality research and teaching outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to learn from others with different skill sets and experience[KS1]

Research

  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity
  • Experience in working cooperatively within research teams

Teaching

  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability
  • Experience in supporting students and contributing to their personal and academic development

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of, ability and willingness to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied
  • Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action

For further information please contact:

Dr Ben Warwick, Birmingham Law School, Head of Education; B.T.Warwick@bham.ac.uk

Prof Mark Lee, Computer Science, Head of School; M.G.Lee@bham.ac.uk

Prof Karen Yeung, Birmingham Law School and Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics; pa-ipflawandethics@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working

Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham
Job Academic Non-clinical
Organization Birmingham Law School
Schedule Regular
Full-time
Job Posting 20.05.2021, 6:00:00 PM
Grade (for job description) Grade 8
Salary (Pay Basis) 41,526.00
Maximum Salary 55,750.00
Advert Close Date 20.06.2021, 5:59:00 PM

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