Lecturer in Computer Architecture

Manchester, United Kingdom
£36,261 to £50,132 per annum, depending on experience
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 30/11/2018
Salary : £36,261 to £50,132 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Advanced Processor Technology (APT)
Hours Per week : Full time

These are TWO posts in Advanced Processor Technologies. The School of Computer Science is further strengthening its presence in innovative computer architectures, both in the fundamentals of the discipline and its application in a variety of areas.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the University of Manchester’s leading activities in Computer Engineering and Architecture. The University is investing heavily for the future, with focus on areas of national importance such as health, security, smart cities, robotics, and data-intensive sciences such as physics, astronomy and biology. The School of Computer Science is investing for growth in Computer Engineering and Architecture, as the enabling activity for these areas, and more. As a member of staff, you will contribute to our international portfolio of research in Advanced Processor Technologies (APT), informed by real-world applications, and be willing to engage across discipline boundaries to apply your work. Applications are welcomed from any branch of Computer Engineering and Architecture, though we are particularly seeking to make one appointment in the area of biologically-inspired computing to take forwards the work with the SpiNNaker team in the EU Human Brain Project.

You will join the Advanced Processor Technologies group – - though be part of the wider pan-university community. There are activities across the University that are potential collaborators for work in the APT group, including Machine Learning (in the School of Computer Science) and Cognitive Robotics (in Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering). In 2018 the University has joined the Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for AI and Data Science. As a Manchester staff member, you will be fully supported in application to become a Turing Fellow, with the benefits of facilitated collaboration with leading institutes across the UK.

The School of Computer Science is a leading research institution and values exceptional researchers. You will publish to the highest standards, secure external research funding, pursue real-world impact, and contribute to the world-class PhD training programmes within the School.

The School values exceptional teachers. You will play a key role in maintaining our reputation as an institute of learning – designing and delivering innovative UG/PG topics, both in Computer Engineering and Architecture and across the spectrum of Computer Science. Exceptional teachers are encouraged to demonstrate this in their application.

Applicants must provide:

  • A full academic CV
  • A 1-page description of your vision and future research plans, with an indication of how you will secure funding for research and with whom you might collaborate, both inside/outside the University
  • A brief statement on teaching, listing technical areas to which you could contribute, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, highlighting experience and indicating the teaching methods that you think would be appropriate

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. An appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Steve Furber


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars and Job Descriptions for 2 Posts -

A Lecturer in Computer Architecture – Bio-Inspired Computing

A Lecturer in Computer Architecture – Heterogeneous Many-Core Systems