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Lectureships in Computer Science

Queen's University Belfast - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast is among the leading EEECS departments in the UK with over 80% of research judged to be internationally excellent or world leading. We have over 200 staff members who teach, mentor, lead and conduct outstanding inter- and multi-disciplinary research drawn from the cornerstone of our future mission to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas.

You are invited to join EEECS at Queen’s University Belfast!

The School wishes to recruit Lecturers in Computer Science in the following areas of interest: Data Science, Computing Systems, Intelligent Systems and Software Engineering.  We invite applications to shape the vision for Computer Science within the school and to take leadership in its delivery. 

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they can lead a sustainable research program that will complement the ongoing initiatives within the school and across the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. They will also contribute to cutting edge educational programs within the school and contribute to the school’s administration and outreach activity as applicable.

We particularly welcome candidates who seek flexible working or fractional appointments. This recruitment is inclusive and applications are welcomed and encouraged from candidates with diverse career paths and backgrounds, including those returning from a career break, family leave or working outside a research environment.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Hold or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • Research interests that are sustainable and which complement or enhance existing profile within the School and across the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
  • Recognised excellence and reputation in subject specialism.
  • Publication record in peer reviewed/referred journals or invited presentations that are REF returnable at international level commensurate with stage of career.
  • Relevant teaching experience at University level having designed new and innovative modules/pathways or assessment methods commensurate with stage of career.

Further information about the School can be found at –

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body.  In particular, the School is committed to supporting the career progression of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in line with the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Ivor Spence via email to

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 17 December 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Location: Belfast
Salary: £36,914 to £60,905 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th September 2019
Closes: 19th November 2019
Job Ref: 19/107857
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