Lecturer in Computer Science

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway carries out outstanding research and delivers excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level: our average rating for Teaching Excellence Framework criteria in the 2017 National Student Survey placed us 4th among research-intensive UK universities, and we ranked 11th in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for the quality of our research output.

Over the past five years, we have been implementing an ambitious plan of expansion: eleven new academic members of staff were appointed, new undergraduate and integrated-masters programmes were created, and five new postgraduate-taught programmes were launched. We are involved in multiple inter/multidisciplinary activities, from electrical engineering to psychology and social sciences.  The critical mass achieved by our research centres in information security and machine learning is also generating many approaches from potential users and collaborators.

We are now recruiting for an academic member of staff who can strengthen our Distributed and Global Computing research centre, play a leading role in the MSc in ‘The Internet of Things’ that we launched in 2016/17, and help us seize the opportunities that are arising in terms of research funding and engagement with companies and organisations in this area.  The centre’s research profile includes joint projects with Microsoft Research Cambridge, IBM Research, NEC Labs Europe, Facebook, Google, and NASA, among others.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree or equivalent, have a proven research record in distributed computing, systems or communication networks with a solid background in the underlying theory, and have a strong interest in practice-driven research in a broad spectrum of applied domains. Experience in attracting funding, engaging with industry, or contributing to outreach activities would also be very valuable skills.

The appointee will be expected to make a contribution across the full range of departmental activities, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the supervision of mainstream projects over a wide range of topics. In particular, duties and responsibilities of this post include: conducting individual or collaborative research projects; producing high-quality outputs for publication in high-profile journals or conference proceedings; delivering high-quality teaching to all levels of students; supervising research postgraduate students.

This is a full-time and permanent (tenured) post, available from April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is based in Egham, Surrey, within commuting distance from London, Europe’s most dynamic technology hub.

For further details of the Department see royalholloway.ac.uk/computerscience or contact the Head of Department at jose.fiadeiro@rhul.ac.uk.

To view further details or to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 1117-453

Closing Date:  Midnight, 3 January 2018

Interview Date: 22 and 23 January 2018

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