Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Competitive package for an outstanding candidate.

10 Jan 2019
03 Feb 2019

Full details:

Reference number: 2019/01/10/9812

Job Purpose

The School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham seeks to recruit an outstanding academic to the post of Professor of Computer Science. The School’s areas of strengths are in artificial intelligence, cyber-security, human-centred computing, and theory. The School also has strengths in interdisciplinary research with social sciences, the humanities, life sciences and medicine and is therefore keen to support joint appointments with other schools. Applicants must state which of the school’s areas of strengths they are interested in. Inter-disciplinary candidates should also state which other discipline is relevant. We are particularly interested in computational neuroscience, biomedical modelling, data science, and the behavioural sciences. 

In addition to conducting world leading research, the School of Computer Science teaches about 700 undergraduate students and about 200 postgraduate taught students. It employs 50 permanent academic staff and a number of postdoctoral fellows, teaching fellows and PhD students. The School is recognised for its excellence in cyber-security by GCHQ and for its excellence in Artificial Intelligence by the Alan Turing Institute. It is home to both EPSRC and Royal Society fellowship award holders. It has established partnerships with industry, including with PwC, Hewlett Packard, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, and other international companies. It has staff who hold joint and honorary appointments with the likes of Google and with universities in Europe, the USA and China. 

To create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting international-quality original research, through publication and by seeking external funding, and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in computer security and computer science. 

To contribute to the School’s administration through management, leadership and enterprise activities, and assist in Applicant Visitor Days, Open Days and other School events.

Applicants should submit a cover letter as well as research, teaching and administration statements. (These can be submitted as a single PDF, along with the curriculum vitae.) 

 

Person Specification

We would expect the candidate to: 

  • Have an outstanding research record of international stature; 
  • Have the vision, leadership, and enthusiasm to further develop a ground breaking and world leading research agenda; 
  • Hold research funding and demonstrate an established and sustained record of external funding; 
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead and interact with staff and students at all levels, and to contribute to broadening the strategic development of the School; 
  • Show awareness of the importance of, and willingness to play a part in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, and supervision of post-doctoral researchers. 

 

Qualifications 

  • A PhD 
  • An internationally leading presence in their research field. 
  • Evidence of having contributed to journal editorship and other community leadership. 
  • Demonstrated the use of novel teaching and learning methodologies. 


Research 

  • Demonstrate research experience and an exciting and innovative research plan. 
  • Demonstrate an extensive list of rigorous and impactful publications.
  • Evidence of significant research income generation. 
  • Evidence of leadership in research and the potential to drive forward a research strategy. 

 

Management and Administration 

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and mentor a team of researchers and educators
  • Ability to identify new areas of research and teaching
  • Demonstrate networking skills across the university
  • Demonstrate resource planning and management
  • Be able to implement the mission of the School, College and University
  • Be able to solve problems creatively and effectively and demonstrate knowledge of academic quality assurance mechanisms

 

Additional Information

For further information, or to discuss the role, please contact: Professor Andrew Howes (Head of School) hos@cs.bham.ac.uk or Emma Stanway, e.stanway@bham.ac.uk

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