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Professor in Computer Science

Egham, United Kingdom
£69,582 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Department of Computer Science

Location: Egham
Salary: £69,582 per annum pro rata - 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: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 06 December 2023
Reference: 0323-130

Part-Time (0.2FTE), Permanent

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 a Professorial post (0.2FTE) 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 Department of Computer Science (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 a Professor in Computer Science (0.2FTE) in the field of Quantum Computing. The post-holder will contribute strongly to leadership in this area and bring together existing strengths across the departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The post-holder would bring the ability to develop new research collaborations between Royal Holloway and other institutions, including other universities, national research institutions and industry. Applicants should have a record of 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 post is 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. There will be also the opportunity to develop and deliver postgraduate programmes at our Central London campus, located in Bloomsbury. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Carlos Matos

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0323-130

Closing Date:  23:59, 06 December 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.


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One of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s top 20 universities, ranked 129 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16). We sit within the top 25% of UK universities for research that is rated world leading or internationally recognised and at 89%, our 2015 National Student Survey satisfaction rating is the highest of the University of London institutions.

The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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