Lecturer in Computer Science

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,152 to £49,553
Apr 27, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 24, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553
2x Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 24 May 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1365421FP

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

Are you an expert in human-centred AI, HCI, data/ web science, NLP, machine learning, multiagent systems, automated reasoning, or argumentation? Whether you’re pursuing a new career path in higher education, returning to work after a career break or looking to develop existing lecturing skills, the University of Southampton is the place to do something truly unique with your expertise. 

Join us, and you’ll have the scope to create your own opportunities. For example, one of our colleagues came to us in 2017 with an industrial research background. Since then she’s built a strong publishing record, mentored students as a Senior Tutor and been awarded a research council grant. With our support, she’s directed her own progress and is also leading a new centre for Health Technology research - working with hospital clinicians and electronics experts to shape the next generation of healthcare. In recognition of her success, she’s been recently promoted to full Professor.

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 encourage and support our Lecturers to pursue their research and other activities 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 major sector Centres for Machine Intelligence, Health Technologies and Internet of Things, the UKRI MINDS Centre for Doctoral Training, and the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, our reputation for teaching, research and enterprise is quite exceptional.

To apply, you’ll need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, with extensive research experience and a collaborative approach to working across research areas and disciplines. It’s not essential that you have teaching experience, but 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 your career and keep making progress in our forward-thinking School. 

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 a childcare vouchers scheme, 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.

ECS provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. 

To find out more about working at ECS, visit:   

As part of the recruitment process, all applicants are expected to submit a pre-recorded presentation that will be assessed by a panel of Academic staff. 

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

Professor Tim Norman, Agents, Interaction and Complexity Research Group, and Director of the UKRI MINDS CDT: 

Professor Adriane Chapman, Web and Internet Science Research Group, and Director of Centre for Health Technologies:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and 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 Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1365421FP on all correspondence.