Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Computer Science (Grades 7 and 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance.
Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: 
This is an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to high-impact research and excellent teaching in a Computer Science Department that will double in size during the coming decade.  You will play a key role as the Department moves to its new, purpose-built home and significantly develops its research and income generating potential.  Placed 4th in the Complete University Guide 2014, the Department has been recognised for the quality of its research-led teaching.  It also benefits from strong links with industry and government departments.  You will bring to the team an established and high quality track record of research and teaching in Applied Computer Science, with enthusiasm for making an international societal or industrial impact.

There is scope to pursue research in a host of broad areas including algorithms and complexity; computer vision, imaging and visualisation; and high-performance computing, cloud computing and simulation.  We are also keen to hear from you if you have expertise in emerging application domains; artificial intelligence and natural language processing; machine learning and autonomous systems; human-computer interaction; security and cyber security; or software engineering.

You’ll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Computer Science or a relevant area (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce world-class research in the field of Applied Computer Science, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to research groups and can mentor early career researchers.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.  
  • Willingness to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.  
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA.  
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.  

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.  

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 27th November 2017