Assistant Professor in Computer Science (COMP22-1)

£34304 - £50296 per annum
22 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2022
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 07th February 2022 at Midnight (UK)

The Department of Computer Science at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the to the role of Assistant Professor aligned to the research group NESTiD (Network Engineering, Science, and Theory in Durham). The individual should have the ability to contribute strongly to the research group, to the department's research and teaching, and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.

NESTiD is a vibrant and fast growing research group established in 2020 with the mandate of studying the ubiquitous theme of Networks in every form. NESTiD research broadly covers areas related to network design and algorithms, distributed and parallel computing and algorithms, networked systems and applications, security and resilience, network science, dynamism and processes on networks, mathematical theory underpinning networks and communication, cryptography, quantum networks, social network design and human interaction, cloud, edge, fog and wireless networks.

Durham's Department of Computer Science is rapidly expanding and over the last two years the number of staff has already grown from around 20 to 40 and is growing further. We have launched new degree programmes, developed new research areas, and in January 2021 moved into a brand new purpose built building with our colleagues in Mathematics. We are a relatively young and vibrant department where inclusivity and collegiality are at the heart of what we do. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of the Department.

The Department's research structure consists of five Research Groups:

  • ACiD: Algorithms and Complexity in Durham
  • AIHS: Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems
  • NESTiD: Network Engineering, Science, and Theory in Durham
  • SciComp: Scientific Computing
  • VIViD: Vision, Imaging and Visualisation in Durham

We seek an individual to strengthen NESTiD but encourage applicants who can build active collaboration between NESTiD and other research groups and strengthen the department as a whole. The Department of Computer Science is particularly interested in receiving applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. For more information, please visit the NESTiD website at https://nestid.webspace.durham.ac.uk/ and our Department pages at https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/computer-science/

As one of the UK's leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.