Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£37,473 - £53,353
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences now ranks 12th in the UK in terms of research power for UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics, a rise of 54 places, and a testament to our significant research strength across several areas. Situated in a dedicated, state-of-the-art, £7m building at the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, we offer a vibrant research and teaching environment for students and staff.

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University invites applications for Lecturers/Assistant Professors.

You will contribute to further enhance our research, enterprise, and teaching activities. This will include designing, developing, and delivering high quality teaching, undertaking individual and joint research to produce high quality academic outputs and inform teaching, and contributing to the generation of external research income.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in one of the following areas:

  • AI and machine learning
  • Networks and cyber security
  • HCI and social computing
  • Digital health and wellbeing
  • Digital learning

However, we welcome applications from any relevant area of computer science, and we particularly encourage applicants who are working at the intersection(s) of computer science and other disciplines.

We are ambitious about the continued growth of our research, but also on delivering a high quality, industry-ready, experience for our students. Our undergraduate Information Systems students rated us the number one Department in that subject area in NSS2022.

Successful candidates must hold a first degree and be qualified to doctoral level in a relevant discipline, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. A proven ability to deliver high quality research and teaching is essential, together with an appropriate publication profile and a track record of bidding for external income.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the Acting Head of Department, Professor Martyn Amos,

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 documents into a single file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university. Discover more about us.

Northumbria University is a great place to work. We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.

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

This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role. The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.

Please note this vacancy will close on 17/10/2022