Professor/Associate Professor in Computer and Information Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) at Northumbria University delivers creative teaching and conducts world-class research in our award-winning, state-of-the-art building. Located at the heart of Northumbria’s campus in the centre of the vibrant city of Newcastle, our Department is a bustling hub of innovation and talent. We are diverse and inclusive, with a strong focus on equality. We are proud of our community contributions, at local, national and international levels. The degree programmes we offer benefit from strong relationships with partners in business and industry, and our graduates are well-prepared for work or further study. Our research targets some of the biggest societal challenges, including global health and wellbeing, sustainability, safety and security, and digital living and learning. In the most recent REF exercise (REF2021) we returned 88% of eligible staff (64.4 FTE) in the Computer Science and Informatics UoA.

Working within CIS, you will offer expertise in an area of Computing that will further enhance our research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This may include the design, development and delivery of high-quality teaching activities, individual and collaborative research in order to generate high-quality academic outputs and attract external funding, and participation in activities to promote the subject area.

The Department has research strengths in areas including AI and machine learning, HCI and social computing, digital health and wellbeing, networks and cyber security, and digital approaches to learning, and we will consider high-quality applications from individuals working in any of these areas, or other areas of computer science.

However, we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with strengths in any of the following areas:

  • Data Science
  • Health and Wellbeing Informatics
  • Game Development and Game Technologies
  • Environmental Computing, Multispecies and Animal-Computer Interactions

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain and enhance the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic achievement, and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues) through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Professor Martyn Amos (Acting Head of Department),  or Professor Nauman Aslam (

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

The University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022