Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Scalable Computing


Queen's University Belfast - Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT)


School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

We seek highly qualified candidates who can build and grow innovative, mission-led research programmes to make significant contributions in tackling real-world problems, including Global Challenges highlighted by Queen’s, by identifying and enabling new forms of interdisciplinary research and education. This recruitment is central to our ambitious expansion plans allowing us to deliver against Queen’s Vision2020 
and beyond.

You will join the Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing (DSSC) in the Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). We focus on addressing foundational and practical challenges associated with information explosion. 
The Scalable Computing group within DSSC explores research opportunities at the boundaries between computer architecture, system software, and applications, particularly in High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing and Edge Computing. We have an internationally leading record in research on enabling hardware and software technologies for improving the performance, energy-efficiency, resilience and programmability of many-core and distributed systems, with measurable impact on the embedded, high-performance and general-purpose computing markets. 
We support 60 research staff and PhD students, including 17 faculty members who lead their own research teams, working together with over 
60 industrial and international academic collaborators.

Your ability, based on strong theoretical foundations, to solve practical problems of economic and societal significance both in the design, implementation and deployment of computing systems at scale, and in enabling new applications on these systems, combined with significant academic leadership experience, or potential, will strengthen our work in the areas of computer architecture, system software, or programming technologies that push the performance, power-efficiency, and reliability boundaries of many-core embedded, high-performance, or distributed computing systems.

You will inspire students and facilitate motivational learning, supported by world-class teaching and research facilities, and will work with engineering and commercial teams to translate your research to real-world impact.

ECIT is one of the newly-created Global Research Institutes (GRIs) at Queen’s, representing world-class research at the University, and is a priority area for growth and investment to enhance our strong international research reputation and outstanding achievements in research translation and economic impact.

Queen’s ranks in the top 1% of Universities worldwide and first in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation.  Dedicated to achieving excellence in research and innovation, and to advancing initiatives which positively impact society, Queen’s is also a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities and is 4th in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Queen’s is well established as a leading university for promoting good employment practice, offering excellent terms and conditions, a substantial starting package, a wide range of benefits and facilities, and a family friendly working environment. The School holds an Investors in People accreditation, a Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award, and a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Head of School of EEECS (eeecs-hos@qub.ac.uk).

Anticipated interview date: February 2017

Salary scales: Lecturer: £34,956 - £51,260 per annum (including contribution points)

Senior Lecturer/Reader: £49,772 - £63,008 per annum (including contribution points)

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, 
BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from women as females are underrepresented within this area.