The University of Reading is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor (permanent teaching and research contract) to provide high quality teaching and contribute to the development, delivery, enhancement and administration of programmes and modules, to develop scholarship and research activities, and to enhance the reputation of the Department of Computer Science.
The University of Reading is among the top 30 UK universities in world rankings (ranked 29th out of 84 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings 2020) and 98% of our research is rated as being of international standing (Research Excellence Framework, 2014). As a result, the University is a key partner for businesses, from multinational corporations to growing, innovative SMEs.
The Department of Computer Science is part of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences. The research in the Department is organized into three themes, which collectively represent our applied and interdisciplinary approach to data and computational science: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI), Computational Vision (CV), and Advanced Computing for Environmental Science (ACES). The Department has a focused and consistent set of modern programmes in Computer Science. The BSc Computer Science regularly recruit solid cohorts of students and has a very successful industrial placement year option thanks to strong links to local high-tech companies. The MSc Data Science and Advanced Computing offers an outstanding T&L experience and attracts international students as well as local professionals interested in a career development in Data Science and Machine Learning. The Department is also actively involved in the significant transnational initiative of the University of Reading with the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) with the new BSc Data Science starting in 2021-22.
Interviews to be held on 18 May 2021
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Head of Department
Head of School
Professor Giuseppe Di Fatta
Professor Ben Cosh
+44 (0) 118 378 8221
+44 (0) 118 378 5208
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.