Lecturer in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Salary: £46,548 per annum - including London Allowance
This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 14 April 2023
Full-Time, Permanent (3x posts)
The School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences (EPMS) at Royal Holloway, University of London comprises the Departments of Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics and Physics. We are pleased to announce that the School is embarking on an ambitious period of expansion in data science, artificial intelligence, computing, information security, digital engineering and physical science and, as part of this expansion, applications are invited for three Lectureships within the Department of Computer Science.
The Department of Computer Science has a record of outstanding research and was ranked 17th overall among UK computer science departments in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021, Times Higher Education ranking). We have very strong research groups in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, Algorithms and Complexity, and Programming Languages and Systems. There are also strong collaborations with the Information Security Department (which also is also currently recruiting for three new positions).
The Department of Computer Science is committed to delivering excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently achieves excellent results in graduate prospects metrics (92% graduates in employment or further study in 15 months, Guardian 2023). Our software engineering teaching has been hailed as a ‘best practice’ example by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
We are seeking to appoint three lecturers in Computer Science and welcome applications that would complement and/or strengthen our existing areas of research. For one of the posts, we particularly welcome those with interests in Data Science and AI. Applicants should either have, or have the potential for producing, high quality publications and attracting significant research funding. Applicants will have a track record demonstrated excellence, or will show the potential for excellence, in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The post holder will be expected to contribute strongly to the development of research impact, and the successful applicant will have, or have the potential to have, a strong track record in this area.
The Department plays an active part in inter-disciplinary activities and benefits from a number of University led initiatives including the ‘Transformative Digital Technologies, Security and Society’, ‘Advanced Quantum Science and Technologies’ and ‘Living Sustainably’ research catalysts and the School will be leading the establishment of a new Centre of Applied AI. In addition to the opportunities with the Department of Computer Science, the post holder(s) will have the opportunity to play a full role in the growth of Applied AI within the School, and across the University more generally, with the opportunity to collaborate in development of new MSc programmes in this area.
The Department of Computer Science is committed to reducing gender inequality, as recognised by an Athena SWAN Bronze award, and strongly welcomes applications from groups under-represented in academic posts.
Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.
Royal Holloway offers a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Training and Development opportunities
- Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
- Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
- Free parking
The posts are primarily based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The College also has a Central London Campus, based in Bloomsbury, and there may be an opportunity/requirement to deliver teaching at that location.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Carlos Matos Carlos.Matos@rhul.ac.uk
For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote the reference: 0323-131
Closing Date: 23:59, 14 April 2023
Interview Date: 9 to 19 May 2023