Associate Professor/Professor, School of Electronics and Computer Science

Southampton, United Kingdom
Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 6 to Level 7)
26 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Electronics & Computer Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 6 to Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 29 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1440421FP

Associate Professor/ Professor

Shape the future. Starting with your own. 

Imagine working in an environment where your contribution is so far reaching that you will be changing the world - this is reality - if you choose.  

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

ECS is marking its 75th Anniversary with a strategic investment into Computer Science. 

Are you an expert in one of the following areas?

  • Human Centric Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Human System Interaction
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Theoretical Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Digital Health and Wellbeing

Whether you are an established academic who currently holds an equivalent position, or a successful colleague who seek the opportunity to step up to a more senior role, or who returns to work after a career break, 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 Healthcare Technology research - working with hospital clinicians and electronics experts to shape the next generation of healthcare. She was promoted to a Professor at the start of 2021. 

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 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 major sector Centres for Machine Intelligence, Healthcare Technologies and Internet of Things, and the Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Teaching, our reputation for teaching, research and enterprise is quite exceptional. 

To apply, you’ll need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, with a strong publication record, and able to demonstrate delivery of teaching in a manner that meaningfully engages students. It is essential that you have a track-record of innovative research in Computer Science and have a desire to build a strong research team with the support of the 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, with a workload adjusted accordingly. ECS provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. We strongly recommend that you visit and to find out more about working in ECS. 

This is an exciting place to work and shape your future, and the future of the next generation of Computer Scientist. 

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.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

For more information about the opportunities you could create with us, please contact: Professor Adriane Chapman, Co-Director of Centre for Healthcare Technologies or Professor Paul Lewin, Head of ECS

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456, or email Please quote reference 1440421FP on all correspondence.