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Associate Professor in Computer Science (Network)

Durham University

Location: Durham
Salary: £57,696 to £64,914
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th December 2023
Closes: 28th February 2024
Job Ref: 23002222

The Department of Computer Science at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Associate Professor. This is a permanent position. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests aligned to the research group NESTiD (Network Engineering, Science, and Theory in Durham). NESTiD (nestid.webspace.durham.ac.uk) is a vibrant and fast growing research group established in 2020 with the mandate of studying the ubiquitous theme of Networks in every form.

NESTiD research broadly covers areas related to network design and algorithms, distributed and parallel computing and algorithms, networked systems and applications, security and resilience, network science, dynamism and processes on networks, mathematical theory underpinning networks and communication, cryptography, quantum networks, social network design and human interaction, cloud, edge, fog and wireless networks. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests primarily aligned to those of NESTID but also encourage applicants who can build active collaboration between NESTiD and our other research groups (Algorithms and Complexity, Scientific Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems, and Vision) and strengthen the department as a whole.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/computer-science.

The Department is one of the UK’s leading Computer Science departments, with an outstanding reputation in research, teaching, and student employability. Our internationally recognised research covers Algorithms and Complexity, Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems, Networks, Scientific Computing and Vision, Imaging and Visualisation. There is a lively research culture with many visitors and events, and active and rewarding collaborations with other departments in Durham and with other scientists in the UK and internationally. In the recent assessment exercise REF2021 we improved by six places in the ranking. We aim to provide an encouraging and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. The Department has recently grown rapidly, and now has more than 50 permanent members of academic staff. In 2021, we moved to a newly constructed building, which we share with Mathematics.

The Department has a proud tradition of excellence in its undergraduate programmes. The Department is ranked 6th in both the Complete University Guide 2023 and the Guardian University Guide 2023 and nationally we are ranked joint 1st for student employability.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

The role is full-time, but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares.

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