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Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Department: School of Science, Technology & Health
Location: York
Salary: £46,974 to £57,696 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 19 July 2024 at midnight
Interview Date: Friday 02 August 2024
Reference: 061-24

Full time permanent 

Location: York 

Salary: £46,974 to £57,696 per annum

Introduction to YSJ university

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset.

Significant investment in our campuses and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us one of the fastest growing universities in the UK. 

Required skills and experience

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team and play a key role in our expanding computer science programmes, particularly in the areas of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing and IoT. The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in one of these fields or a closely related area. The successful candidate will be an established researcher with a strong publication record and the ability to secure research funding. Significant experience in developing and delivering teaching activities at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels is required.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university. 

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Shao Ying Zhu via e-mail at

It is anticipated that the selection process will include an interview and teaching assessment. Further details will be provided if you are shortlisted for interview.

This role is eligible for Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship. For further information regarding this visa route please visit Skilled Worker visa: Overview - GOV.UK (

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Application process support

We are keen to support you throughout the recruitment process.  Before starting your application please refer to the attached 'candidate guidance document' which provides advice about completing the application process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us. The following resource may help you adapt the device you are using to apply to suit your needs My Computer My Way (

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.  Within the application process you will be asked to answer a selection of work-related questions. Our aim is to get to know you, and understand your individual skills and experience, and how you would apply these within the role.  We are aware that ChatGPT can assist you with this, but we would prefer you to share your answers in your own words.

Our benefits package

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including - 

- Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

- Disability leave (applies to staff who have disclosed a disability and is also available to staff with disabled dependants)

- Pension scheme

- Health Cash Plan after six months service

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Paid leave for Armed Forces Reservists

- On-campus courses, one-to-one tutorials, and online resources to help you develop your digital skills and work with new software

- Relocation expenses package for certain roles

- Reimbursement of Skilled Worker Visa application fees and Visa loan scheme for additional costs (if applicable to the role)

Further information about life at YSJ

Read more about our culture, inclusive community, working arrangements and benefits for York St John employees here.  

The latest news, views and stories from our staff and students can be found here.  

We are committed to managing and reducing our environmental impact and to promoting sustainable development wherever we can, read more here.

Closing Date - Friday 19 July 2024 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Friday 02 August 2024

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