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Professor- Computer Science & Director- Institute of Digital Futures-11042-1

Brunel University London - Department of Computer Science

Location: Uxbridge
Salary: From £76,909 per annum inclusive of London Weighting for substantive Professor position and additional allowance of £8,000 per annum for role of Institute Director
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2023
Closes: 16th January 2024
Job Ref: 544932

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Institute of Digital Futures

Location: Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus                                      

Brunel University London was established in 1966 and is a leading multidisciplinary research-intensive technology university delivering economic, social and cultural benefits. For more information please visit: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/our-history/home

Brunel University London is seeking a Professor of Computer Science on a permanent basis who will also take on the leadership role of Director of the Institute of Digital Futures for a fixed term duration of 4 years.

The candidate will play a key role in energizing digitally-based interdisciplinary research across the University and promote Brunel’s excellent track record in this area nationally and internationally.  The candidate will be expected to make significant contributions towards the Computer Science and Informatics UoA in REF2028 in terms of outputs, environment (especially in terms of attracting research funding and successful doctoral supervision) and impact. The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in the Department of Computer Science. The successful applicant will also advise on embedding digitally-related research into our undergraduate and postgraduate courses and to potentially lead a new Masters degree in this area.  Finally, they will also be expected to play a significant role in providing inspirational mentorship to early and mid-career colleagues in the digital research area.

The Department of Computer Science at Brunel is internationally recognised, ranked 3rd by discipline in the UK by performance ranking of scientific papers and 1st for average citations, H-index and highly cited papers (source NTU 2021). We have particular strengths in research into computing methodologies (Intelligent data analysis, artificial intelligence, simulation and modelling), software engineering, human centred computing (HCI and interactive multimedia systems) and digital economy (including IOT, trust, privacy and cyber security). Our research delivers creative computing solutions to industrial and societal challenges, with applications including healthcare, overseas development, education, ecology, finance and manufacturing. In REF 2021 over 40% of our research output was rated 4*. 

The Research Institute of Digital Futures aims to create an inclusive and inter-disciplinary research environment that focuses on the application of digital methodologies and technologies across multiple disciplines throughout the University.  Aligned with two of the Grand Challenges of the UK’s Industrial Strategy and our industrial partners’ innovation strategies, the IDF builds on our existing strengths and opportunities to support and facilitate challenge-led Digital research activities across Brunel to further strengthen the existing “Brunel Digital” brand which has a growing external recognition, and consolidate the University’s reputation for digital science and

Closing date for applications: 16 January 2024

For further details about the post including the Job Description and Person Specification and to apply please visit https://careers.brunel.ac.uk

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Brunel University London has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to promote and achieve a fully inclusive workforce to reflect our community.

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