Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Computer Science at Durham UK

(Deadline 15th of November).


Durham University is one of the world’s top universities with strengths across the Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people’s lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

This is an exciting time to join the Department of Computer Science as it doubling in size over 10 year period. We are looking to appoint up to five Assistant Professors (we will also consider appointing to the position of Associate Professor for suitably qualified candidates).

We are interested in three broad areas of Computer Science – but we will consider any area of applied Computer Science.

Firstly Artificial Intelligence and/or Data Analytics and Data Science. We are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on (Applied) Data Science (including Web Science) and Data Analytics (including Learner Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Business Analytics), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (including Deep Learning, Big Data Processing, Crowd Computing from a socio-technical perspective). The second area is intelligent tutoring systems, such as the use of adaptive hypermedia and student modelling to personalise learning experiences. This includes (semi-) automatically catering to student needs, including digitally-based customised instruction and/or feedback (e.g., for learning with special needs) and also social computing, user modelling, gamification, visualisation, motivational theories and other techniques and methods for enhancing student engagement, performance and completion rates (e.g., for MOOCs). The third area is High Performance and Scientific Computing. We are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on large-scale and heterogeneous computing, performance modelling and/or candidates which create interdisciplinary links into computational application areas which are strong in Durham.

The successful candidates will have an outstanding academic record, with indicators such as publications in top-tier conferences and journals, significant software artefact design and implementation, and potentially academic awards. The candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

As a department we have fantastic international diversity with high-quality staff recruited from around the world. We are proud to have been a part of the School that was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award. At Computer Science we aim to create an open and inclusive workplace and study culture where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Diversity and equality are an important part of this commitment. We strive to ensure that this ethos informs everything we do at all levels, within the department and beyond, to provide flexible and inclusive environments that are designed to support both people and business needs.

Vacancy Reference: COMP19-52

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