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Military Programmes Director

School of Computer Science

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £60,905 per annum
This post is full time and permanent.
Closing Date:   Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 29 April 2021
Reference:  COS815A

The University of Lincoln is an ambitious higher education institution. The University was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework; a nationwide assessment of teaching quality across UK higher education institutions.  It is also committed to growing student numbers, using new partnerships with external organisations and innovative forms of programme delivery.

The College of Science, and in particular the School of Computer Science, has had significant accomplishments in recent years, developing a range of technology-focused programmes targeted at the defence and allied professions. These range from a suite of short courses, through to postgraduate programmes, including the prestigious MSc Innovation in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, which was initially developed in collaboration with RAF Waddington.

Over the last few years, the College has supported defence education through two main postgraduate programmes. The University’s strategic vision is to strengthen academic support with the defence sector; to open more opportunities to our graduates; be part of defence service long-term strategy in academic and professional development; and to develop educational consultancy activity in support of the recent expansion in the private sector, that has seen Lincoln become a national centre for companies engaged in supporting defence training.

There is an immediate need to fill the vacant post of Defence Programme Director of the related PG programmes, and this role has been broadened to encompass an increased strategic focus towards expanding the defence aspects of both College and Institutional external educational activity. The post holder will fill a key strategic role as the academic manager of technology-focussed defence programmes and will be key in developing new opportunities in educational consultancy both in terms of securing contracts and in leading the construction of programme content and in the establishment of procedures and practices to monitor and support both the delivery partnership and the support of students on existing and new military programmes. They may additionally be expected to contribute to the delivery of some modules on these and other awards across the School of Computer Science. Additionally, the post holder will be expected to enhance the reputation of the University in the defence sector by cultivating national and international partnerships, and to introduce new areas of activity.  

The University is committed to building a culturally diverse institution, where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality. We are encouraging talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here. All appointments are made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from female academics, as they are currently under-represented in positions within the School.

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