Lecturer and Senior Lecturers in Computer Science

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 14 Sep 2022

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

These new full posts are available from November 2022 on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

As part of the expansion in the Department of Computer Science, we are seeking to appoint 1 Lecturer and 3 Senior Lecturers who will contribute to extending the research profile of Computer Science at Exeter. Computer Science is a vigorous and rapidly growing department in the Faculty for Environment, Science and Economy in the University of Exeter. We have active research programmes in Artificial Intelligence, AI for Healthcare, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Evolutionary Computation and Optimisation, High Performance Computing and Networking, Social and Environmental Data Science, Human Dynamics and Urban Systems, and Cybersecurity.

The University is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute and there are a number of Alan Turing fellows in the department.  Members of the department are active in the interdisciplinary Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.  We contribute to the interdisciplinary EPSRC CDT on Environmental Intelligence as well as MSc programmes in Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Computer Science with Business, Cyber Security Analytics, Data Science, Data Science with Artificial Intelligence and Urban Analytics.  The Department offers undergraduate MSc and BSc programmes in Computer Science and in Data Science together with a Degree Apprentice programme in Digital Technology Solutions.

The role

We have active research programmes in Artificial Intelligence, AI for Healthcare, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Evolutionary Computation and Optimisation, High Performance Computing and Networking, Social and Environmental Data Science, Human Dynamics and Urban Systems, and Cybersecurity. We welcome applications from people not only in these areas, but also from other areas of Computer Science.

The posts will include:

  • Teaching on undergraduate and masters programmes.
  • Conducting an independent research programme as well as collaborating with researchers within your group, department, and the wider university
  • Writing (and winning) research grants from UKRI and other sources

These are full-time, permanent posts in the Exeter Education and Research job family.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact. 

For a Senior Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Prof. Richard Everson (email: r.m.everson@exeter.ac.uk ).

Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.


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