Two exciting new vacancies at Edinburgh Napier University: Lecturer in Business Information Technology; Professor of Creative & Interactive Computing

The School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently recruiting. Please pass on word of these exciting opportunities to work with some great colleagues in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities of the world.

The vacancies are for full-time permanent posts within the Creative and Social Informatics Subject Group at Edinburgh Napier University. The Creative and Social Informatics Subject Group is one of three focus areas for research and teaching in the School of Computing. My Research Group – the Centre for Social Informatics – is one of the two Research Groups within this Subject Group.

The vacancies are for:

  1. Lecturer in Business Information Technology, salary £40,322 to £49,553, interviews anticipated to take place on 12th March
  2. Professor of Creative and Interactive Computing, salary £64,603 to £73,630, interviews anticipated to take place on 2nd and 9th March

Applications should be made through the Edinburgh Napier Jobs web pages for the closing date of 11th February 2021 (both posts).



The person appointed to the Lecturer in Business Information Technology role will contribute to the research activities in the Centre for Social Informatics (i.e. my Research Group). We’re looking for a new colleague whose research expertise fits with/complements ours, as described in the most recent edition of the Centre for Social Informatics flyer (v11.2).

The flyer also details the current membership of the Centre for Social Informatics (both staff and research students), individual research interests, and recent publications. You’ll see from both the flyer and posts to this blog that we are a diverse group, hailing from many different parts of the world. In addition, although we all now work in a School of Computing, and a few us do hold first degrees in computing, as undergraduates many of us studied other subjects, including, for example, chemistry, fine art, history, linguistics, modern languages, music, politics, and psychology.

In the early career role advertised, the person who joins us will be supported to develop their research profile with: a 30% research allowance; access to staff development budget (to travel to conferences, establish collaborations etc.); research training and development opportunities offered by the University’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office; support in writing grant applications and research outputs; and membership of a PhD supervision team. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career academic to join a lively and friendly research group to develop a research profile that builds on projects undertaken and papers published in previous roles (e.g. PhD, postdoc, and/or first lecturer posts).

In terms of teaching, the successful candidate for the lecturer post will contribute to our existing degree programmes in business information technology and information technology management, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These programmes include modules on information systems design/management, project management, knowledge management, business intelligence and reporting, and information strategy. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the development of future provision related to financial technologies and health informatics. If the successful candidate does not already hold Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, study towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning will also be supported in this post.

The full details for the lecturer role and application instructions are available through the following links:


The person appointed to the post of Professor of Creative and Interactive Computing will take on the leadership of the Interaction Design Research Group, i.e. the ‘sister’ Research Group to the Centre for Social Informatics. In addition, the new appointee in this senior role will lead the Creative and Social Informatics Subject Group (to which the two Research Groups belong) as Head of Subject. As well as these leadership roles in teaching and research, the appointee will also become involved in our on-going externally-funded projects, including Creative Informatics.

creative informatics logoThe full details for the professor role and application instructions are available through the following links:

Lecturer vacancies at Edinburgh Napier University: (1) Interaction Design; (2) Interactive Audio

We are currently advertising two lecturer posts within the Creative and Social Computing Teaching Group within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. One is in Interaction Design, and the other Interactive Audio. The closing date for both vacancies is 5th April. Interviews for the Interaction Design position are likely to be held on 21st April, and for Interactive Audio on 27th April. Continue reading

McMaster Library Research Symposium 2017 #lib_research17

McMaster University logoLast month I participated at a second McMaster Library Research Symposium. This was hosted along the lines of an inaugural event held on November 3rd 2015.

I was delighted to have the opportunity to renew friendships at the 2017 symposium, make new connections with academics and practitioners from a range of library settings who are interested in library and information science research, and deliver a closing paper on the main findings of the CILIP/ARA Workforce Mapping Project and the impact of this work to date (slides for which are available on SlideShare). Continue reading

Appointment to International Programme Committee of EBLIP9 #EBLIP9

EBLIP9 logoI have recently accepted an invitation to serve on the international programme committee of the 9th Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference. Hosted by Drexel University (located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), the conference takes place next year from 18th to 21st June 2017.

The call for papers will be announced in the autumn. In the meantime, follow @EBLIP9 on Twitter.