Professor in Computer and Information Science

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Professor in Computer and Information Science – EAE17/23
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: Competitive Salary

Northumbria University at Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

Northumbria is ranked 48th in The Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff.

The Faculty of Engineering and Environment is passionate about the principles and applications of Science, Engineering and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

We seek to appoint a high calibre individual with an excellent international reputation to Department of Computer & Information Sciences. You will drive and enhance the best quality research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities and actively encourage this amongst colleagues. The department has particular strengths in Cyber Security and Networked Systems, HCI, Social Computing, Computational Intelligence and Visual Computing, Information Management and Data Analytics. As part of our recruitment of five new academics at the Professor, Associate Professor and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer levels we are particularly interested in high quality applications from candidates who will either align with these areas of existing strength, or support us in growing capacity in the areas of Robotics, Theoretical computer science, Games or Ubiquitous Computing. High quality candidates in any area of expertise within the scope of the Department are also welcome to apply.

You must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have leading  subject expertise in Computer Science with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching within an appropriate field and a publication profile commensurate with the post of Professor are essential. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body is desirable. If applicable, and as part of this capacity building approach, please highlight in your application cover letter any junior colleagues you have directly encouraged to apply for our Associate Professor or L/SL posts.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Shaun Lawson on 0191 227 3944 (

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Interviews will take place week commencing 09 April 2018

Closing Date: 27 February 2018