Senior Teaching Fellow: Outreach, Diversity and Public Engagement

Job summary

As a Senior Teaching Fellow you will be responsible for planning and delivery of the Department’s activities in Outreach, Diversity and Public Engagement.  The Department of Computing is one of the leading Computing-related departments in the UK with a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. The Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering and provides a wide variety of degree programmes for approximately 800 taught...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00375
  • Date posted 20 August 2018
  • Closing date 30 September 2018

Job description

Job summary

As a Senior Teaching Fellow you will be responsible for planning and delivery of the Department’s activities in Outreach, Diversity and Public Engagement.  The Department of Computing is one of the leading Computing-related departments in the UK with a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. The Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering and provides a wide variety of degree programmes for approximately 800 taught undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In outreach you will help to attract the best students from all backgrounds to our taught and research degree programmes, increasing our outreach activities with schools and the general public, helping to engage and promote diversity in computer science, and ensuring that our web presence reflects our culture, aspirations and achievements. You will enhance the impact of the Department’s research through close interaction with academia, funding agencies, industry, media, politics and learned societies. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will play an active part in teaching in the Department by contributing to the planning, design and development of objectives and curricula in the areas of outreach, diversity and public engagement.   You will plan and deliver new courses and lectures related to these areas, as well as set and assess coursework, projects and examinations.  You will also run the Department's 'Communicating Computer Science in Schools' programme.

Your role in public engagement will be to enhance the impact of the Department's research, to coordinate events such as the Imperial Festival, and to facilitate training for staff and students.  You will also be responsible for the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion in the Department and act as our Athena SWAN coordinator.

Essential requirements

Applicants will have a degree in a STEM-related subject, or equivalent, and demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  • detailed knowledge of core Computing topics
  • knowledge of outreach objectives, opportunities, processes and activities
  • experience of producing clear, concise written materials
  • some web content design and management experience would be desirable

In addition, you will have:

  • a proven ability to deliver lectures and presentations
  • the ability to work well in a diverse team environment, interacting with departmental members and external stakeholders.

Further information

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (standard/enhanced/enhanced for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

For further enquiries about this role, please contact Margaret Hall in the first instance:  margaret.hall@imperial.ac.uk.

For support with technical issues while applying, please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.