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Lecturer in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 28 April 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 June 2020
Reference:  020820

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to appoint one lecturer to continue to support its ambitious strategic growth in student numbers, strengthening of its research directions and collaborations with industry.

We are looking to attract a talented individual who will inspire, lead, and make a significant impact in their research and to the student experience.

We are looking to appoint a lecturer in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, cloud computing, distributed systems, programming-languages principles, and the intersection of security and AI, which are already areas of research within the Department. We are also particularly interested in candidates who have experience in Internet data science, edge networks, social computing and DevOps security, in order to expand our research in new directions.

The Department has a large secure systems research group, led by Professor Steve Schneider, with expertise in security by design, cryptography, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, distributed systems, trusted systems, IoT security, program analysis and cloud security. The Department also has the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) group, led by Prof Yaochu Jin, with expertise in machine learning, Bayesian learning, reinforcement learning, computational neuroscience, complex systems and networks, evolutionary computation, and their applications. The post also provides opportunities to create links with the research centres in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department has made significant investment in its facilities with a new 200 seater computer science teaching laboratory, a virtual cloud computing platform, a secure systems facility and a HPC cluster for research. The Department’s Data Science programme is now established and its student numbers continue to grow and therefore expanding the programme in the area of Internet data science is of particular interest.

The qualifications required and job specification is detailed in the job profile.

Interviews will be held at the end of June 2020 and the appointed candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible, in order to make a strong contribution to the next academic year. The post is full-time and a permanent position.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. The Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has formed a School under the leadership of Professor Mark Plumbley. The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation. Applications are strongly encouraged from female and minority candidates. The Department of Computer Science was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity.

The department encourages interested applicants to contact the Head of Department, Professor Helen Treharne ( for further details and an informal discussion.


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