Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science

Durham, United Kingdom
£33,797- £59,135 per annum
Nov 14, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 10, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy reference: COMP20-9

Department: Computer Science

Responsible to: Head of Department

Grade: 7-9

Salary range: £33,797- £59,135 per annum

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Opening date: 05/11/2019

Closing date: 10/01/2020

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by September 2020

The role

The Department of Computer Science at Durham University seeks to appoint a number of Assistant Professors in Computer Science (Grade 7 or 8), or Associate Professors (Grade 9) for appropriately qualified candidates.

Enthusiastic individuals are sought to make a major contribution to the Department’s activities in research and teaching in any area in the strongly inter-disciplinary area of Digital Humanities, including, but not limited to natural language processing, text mining, social data mining, cultural analytics, augmented editions, digital curation, thick mapping, historical simulation, code criticism, technology enhanced learning and the relationship between technology and culture.

In the Computer Science Department, there are researchers working on related areas such as: natural language processing and sentiment analysis; image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition for conservation and the visual arts; the semantic and social web; digital education and gamification; optical character recognition, and text and data mining.

Furthermore, the post-holder will benefit from collaborating with a wide array of scholars working on Digital Humanities in other departments. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is one of the best in the world (ranked 27th in the 2020 THE rankings), and all of its departments have significant research projects in Digital Humanities. These include: the scientific study of manuscripts, digital theology, large-scale digital musical analysis, digital textual criticism, digital technologies for museums and other memory institutions, the ethics of digital modelling and simulation, and the philosophical and political implications of the digital transformation of our culture.

The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) unit, and recently established Institute for Data Science (IDAS) provide additional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidates will have the ability and desire to collaborate with leading scholars in the Humanities, and to work towards wider societal impact of their research work.

Computer Science at Durham is a growing department with considerable investment in people, buildings and facilities. This is an exciting time to join this outstanding, innovative, and inclusive department.

As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University’s 5 values (inspiring; challenging; innovative; responsible; enabling). Furthermore Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University’s Strategy and a central part of everything we do, including ensuring we recruit the World’s best candidates regardless of background or identity.

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research and teaching potential as well as demonstrating a commitment to EDI and the values of the University.