Professor in Computer Science

Southampton, Hampshire
£67,071 to £130,232 per annum
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 August 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Computer Science

Web & Internet Science

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £67,071 to £130,232 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 31 August 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1278920FP

Shape the future. Starting with your own.

Pursue your research interests and inspire the next generation with a boundary-pushing University.

Join us, and you’ll have the scope to create your own opportunities.

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, we’re bold, progressive and keen to push the boundaries of what we’re teaching our students - and what we’re learning alongside them. So, we actively encourage and support our team to pursue their research and other activity within their fields of interest. After all, when everyone brings and shares their own ideas and findings, it helps us to stay at the forefront of thinking in electronics and computer science. With sector-leading Centres for Machine Intelligence, Healthcare Technologies and Internet of Things, and the Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research, our reputation for teaching, research and enterprise is quite exceptional.

Professor in Computer Science (1 post)

Collaborating with the multidisciplinary Web Science Institute (WSI) you will develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, methodologies and policies. The areas of research include fairness; inclusion; representation and diversity of AI and data; trust and security; safeguarding and governance of AI; techno-social AI, including social platforms, social machines, crowd computing, collective intelligence and collaborative production; the transformational impact of AI on work, health and politics.

You will draw on expertise across the research areas to bring together teams building on established networks of interdisciplinary relationships provided by WSI and its participation in the Alan Turing Institute.

To apply, you’ll need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience, with extensive research experience and a collaborative approach to working across research areas and disciplines. You must have the confidence and presence to inspire students – through both group lecturing and one-to-one mentoring. Whatever you bring to the team, we’ll support you to develop and keep making progress in our forward-thinking department.

ECS is the home of the UKRI’s flagship national AI programme, the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub ( which undertakes and coordinates research across the UK and internationally. The TAS Hub brings together multiple disciplinary perspectives to address the technological, societal, and regulatory challenges involved in building autonomous systems that are trusted and trustworthy by design.

Athena SWAN bronze award recognised, we’re committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering, so we’ll help you find a good work/life balance with flexible or even part-time working hours. And, with access to onsite childcare facilities and our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

For more information about the opportunities you could create with us, please contact:

Professor Paul Lewin, Head of ECS:

Dorota Sikorska, Executive Officer:

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 25456. Please quote vacancy reference number 1278920FP on all correspondence.