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School of Electronics & Computer Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 12 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2061522FP

Shape the future of Computer Science 

Imagine working in an environment where you are at the forefront of Electronics and Computer Science, pursuing your research interests and inspiring the next generation with a boundary-pushing University. 

Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) is marking its 75th Anniversary with a strategic investment into Computer Science and is in the process of appointing a total of 7 Professors in the following areas: 

  • Human Centric Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Human System Interaction
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Theoretical Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Digital Health and Wellbeing

ECS is supportive of academics from a broad range of career paths, whether you are an established academic who currently holds an equivalent position, or a successful academic seeking an opportunity to step up to a more senior role, the University of Southampton is the place to do something truly unique with your expertise.  

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, we are progressive and have a history of pushing the boundaries of what we teach to our students - and what they are teaching us.

We value and support our staff in pursuing their research and enterprise activities within their fields of interest. We have strong interdisciplinary activities, the national Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub and major sector Centres for Machine Intelligence, Healthcare Technologies and Internet of Things, and the Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Education. Our reputation for research, enterprise, and teaching is quite exceptional. 

To apply, you will need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, with a strong publication record, and able to demonstrate delivery of teaching in a manner that meaningfully engages students. It is essential that you have a track-record of innovative research in Computer Science and have a desire to build a strong research team with the support of the School. 

Athena SWAN bronze award recognised, we are committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering, so we will help you find a work-life balance with flexible or even part-time working hours, with a workload adjusted accordingly. ECS provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. We strongly recommend that you visit https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/workinghere and https://talentedu.com/ecs/ to find out more about working in ECS. 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes an onsite childcare facility, a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance (44 days including 30 days annual leave, 8 public holidays and 6 University closure days), subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

For more information about the opportunities you could create with us, please contact:

Professor Tim Norman, Head of ECS HoD@ecs.soton.ac.uk or Mrs Dorota A. Sikorska, executive Officer dask1n11@soton.ac.uk


Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application. References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. 

If you need any assistance, please call Janice Poon (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2061522FP on all correspondence.



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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

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