Chair in Software Engineering

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

We seek an outstanding research leader in Software Engineering to join the School of Computing & Communications at Chair (Full Professor) level. Software Engineering has a long history at Lancaster and we pride ourselves on balancing academic excellence with impact by addressing real-world challenges. This role offers an opportunity to provide leadership and vision for research and teaching of the highest international quality and to help secure our reputation as world leaders in this field into the future.

Indicative themes of interest include (but are not limited to) software requirements, software design and architecture, software engineering for adaptive systems, software engineering for large scale and complex distributed systems (incl. Internet of Things), software testing and analysis, model driven software development (incl. models at run-time), software engineering for multi-agent systems, software engineering for socio-technical systems, software engineering for society, and sustainable software design. We are seeking candidates that will mesh well with our existing strengths and be prepared to drive engagements with strategic initiatives including Lancaster’s multi-disciplinary research institutes in data science, cyber security, social futures, innovative manufacturing, and our £41m health innovation campus development.

You will have a substantial, well-established international reputation for cutting-edge research in Software Engineering as evidenced by a track record of excellent publications in leading venues and significant peer-esteem indicators. You should also have a proven ability to develop and direct a research team, to secure significant research funding, and to generate substantial impact.

Teaching is equally important to us: we expect all candidates to be committed teachers and to contribute to the development of our portfolio of courses, including our international partnerships. The School offers innovative studio-based undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that offers the opportunity to engage with small cohorts of enthusiastic students in dedicated studio-style spaces and experiment with teaching and learning methods.

The School offers a friendly, collegiate, and collaborative environment that is both highly inclusive and stimulating for career development. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. Learn more about equality, diversity, and inclusivity at Lancaster. More information about living and working at Lancaster can be found online.

Salary levels and start-up package are negotiable based on achievements and experience. An additional lectureship (Assistant Professor equivalent) is available to help further develop a strong, vibrant, and sustainable activity in the Software Engineering area.

If you are interested in this post we invite you to contact the Head of School, Prof. Adrian Friday (e: a.friday@lancaster.ac.uk, t: +44 1524 510326) or Director of Research, Dr Nicholas Race (e: n.race@lancaster.ac.uk, t: +44 1524 510123) for an informal discussion.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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