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Lecturer in Testing

University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 29th October 2021
Job Ref: UOS030308

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Department of Computer Science

Salary: Grade 8 (Lecturer): £42,149 – £50,296 per annum with potential to progress to £56,587 through sustained exceptional contribution.

Closing Date: 29 October 2021


This is an outstanding opportunity for a Lecturer in Testing at the University of Sheffield, a world top 100 University. Working in the Department of Computer Science, you will join our internationally respected Testing Research Group.

The Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar with expertise in the field of software testing. You will reinforce our existing strengths in model-based testing, search-based testing, security testing, reverse engineering, and mutation testing, or enable us to establish a presence in cutting edge fields, such as automated program improvement and repair or the testing of hybrid systems. We welcome applicants whose research focuses on application-specific areas, such as mobile application testing, cyber-physical systems, and the internet of things.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, and be able to conduct research to the highest standards. You will secure research funding, publish in high impact journals, supervise research students and manage research projects. As a teacher, you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate-level courses in computer science.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. The Department of Computer Science holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity, which was recently renewed for a further 5 years.

Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

In addition to the standard University online application form, all candidates must also submit:

  • A full academic CV.
  • A statement of published outputs in which you identify your three best peer reviewed publications. For one of these you should provide a short statement of no more than 100 words describing its originality, significance and rigour (the extent to which the purpose of the work is clearly articulated, an appropriate methodology for the research area has been adopted, and compelling evidence presented to show that the purpose has been achieved).
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