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Lecturer in Data Science

Electronics & Computer Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £37,075 to £46,924 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Sunday 05 March 2017
Interview Date:   Friday 07 April 2017
Reference:  835117FP

Applications are invited for a Lecturer position in Data Science. This is a broad area at the intersection of computer science, statistics, mathematics and systems engineering. We are looking for a candidate who complements our existing activities and pursue world-class research in areas such as data management, mathematical foundations of statistical inference, deep learning, data mining, statistical analysis, machine learning, data visualisation and algorithmic accountability.   

The Lecturer will be expected to actively contribute both to the MSc in Data Science and more generally to undergraduate teaching in Computer Science. The candidate should have a PhD in an appropriate research area with a solid publication record. We welcome applications from early career researchers.

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is the leading university department of its kind in the UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. Research takes place in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment and draws on our outstanding facilities. With over 550 researchers from many different subject backgrounds, the research culture in ECS is fast-changing and dynamic. We offer a world-leading education in a world-leading research environment. Our degree programmes provide intensive and challenging courses. Our internationally renowned teaching and research have been ranked among the highest in the UK.

The Department of Electronics and Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advancing the representation of women in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University of Southampton holds an Athena Swan Silver Award.

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

As part of the recruitment process all applicants are expected to give a talk to academic and research staff and to PhD students within the department.  

For further information please contact Professor Adam Prugel-Bennett

tel. +44 23 8059 4473, email:

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above.

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 Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 835117FP on all correspondence.   

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.



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