Chair in “Smart Connected Environments”

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 2 January 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Computing Sciences

A competitive salary package is available for an outstanding candidate.

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned University with a reputation for great teaching, an unrivalled student experience, and research with real impact. The University is currently enjoying an extraordinary period of growth, achieving World Top 50 for research citations and 10th in the Times Higher REF table for Research Output, cementing its place as one of the UK’s very best universities. The School of Computing Sciences is also on a major trajectory for growth in terms of new appointments, innovative course developments as well as national and international research collaborations with distinguished institutions.  It is also in the process of planning for a future new purpose-designed building to host the School, its teaching facilities and research groups.

We are looking for an internationally recognised research leader in Smart Connected Environments to provide leadership and contribute to the research development and ambitions of the School. Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding recent journal publication portfolio and a sustained record of substantial recent external grant funding from prestigious sources together with an excellent track record of relevant teaching, mentoring and supervision in the Higher Education sector.

The School provides a vibrant environment in which to carry out Computing Science and allied research. It is currently sited within the UEA Science Faculty, strategicay housed between the University’s Schools of Mathematics, Environmental, and Biological Sciences. Within the School there are research laboratories dedicated to graphic, colour, vision, speech, computational biology, Al-machine learning statistics.

We also have activities in Smart Emerging Technologies with specific focus on Cloud Computing/Virtualisation, IoT, Cyber Security and Communications Protocols for Autonomous Systems such as UAVs and V2X.

The successful appointee will be expected to engage in high-quality research; actively contribute to teaching; provide academic leadership involving the development and management of research programmes, teaching and/or enterprise activities; and undertake relevant administration within the School.

The successful candidate will also have opportunities to engage in university-industry R&D collaboration such as collaboration with BT Global Research Centres in UK, India, Middle East and China as part of ongoing and new initiatives between UEA and BT Research. 

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. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.

Closing date: 2 January 2020

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The University is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.