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Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Computer Science – Seven Posts

Department of Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £97,180 per annum (Salary Range displayed from Lecturer scale up to Professor)
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 19 November 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 06 January 2020
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  091419

Interviews will be: Skype interviews 13/14 January 2020 and face-to-face interviews early February 2020.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey, is looking for SEVEN new faculty members at all academic career levels.

We are looking for people in the following areas: machine learning, distributed systems, cloud computing, programming-languages principles, robotics, and the intersection of security and AI, as well as the established areas of cyber security and AI research within the Department. The posts also provide an opportunity to expand our research in new directions including Dev Ops and human factors.

The Department has an ambitious growth strategy and very strong student numbers. We are looking to attract talented individuals who will inspire, lead, and make a significant impact in their research and to student experience and to develop collaborations with industry. The Department is part of a School with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The post also provides opportunities to create links with the research centres across the School and the wider University.

With respect to the senior positions there is an opportunity for some of the lecturer/senior lecturer posts to support those appointments. We encourage candidates seeking senior positions to engage in discussions with the Department on their vision for leading research. The senior posts will also provide leadership in the Department.

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. Professor Yaochu Jin also leads a research group, with expertise in machine learning, Bayesian learning, computational neuroscience, complex systems and networks, evolutionary computation, and their applications.

The post holders will be expected to contribute to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department launched a new two year MSc in Data Science in 2019 and has recently opened a new 200 seater computer science teaching laboratory and a secure systems facility.

The qualifications required and job specifications are detailed in each of the job profiles.

All the postsare full-time and permanent positions. We would expect the appointed candidates to start as soon as possible.

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 recently 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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