Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Department of Computer Science

Salary: The appointment is available at grade G, salary range £41,709 - £55,998 depending on knowledge and experience.

As part of a recent expansion of the Department of Computer Science and the launch of a new MSc in Data Science, we aim to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Data Science. The successful applicant will join a dynamic and growing department with interests in machine learning, high performance computing and networking, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary algorithms. She or he will be closely associated with the growing initiative around data science at the University.

This post will contribute to extending the research profile of data science at Exeter. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in our new MSc in Data Science. This innovative programme is aimed at professionals and taught in short residential block in close collaboration with industry partners. They will also develop their own research one of the following areas: machine learning; high performance computing for data intensive science; databases and data management; text analytics; and data visualisation. We particularly welcome applications spanning more than one of these areas.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. With over 21,000 students we are a global top 100 university according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16. Exeter is also ranked 7th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 10th in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Computer Science has an intensity-weighted rank of 10th

Applicants must be qualified to PhD level in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Electronic Engineering or a closely related discipline and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research leadership, with a track record in refereed publications and proven success of significant grant capture. Previous industrial experience is also welcomed.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof. Ken Evans (tel: 01392-723648, email: to discuss the posts further. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Richard Everson (tel: 01392-724065, email:

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P54623 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter’s STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

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