Two faculty positions in distributed computing/systems: Royal Holloway, University of London

Two faculty positions in distributed computing/systems: Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint at Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the USA) and Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to Associate Professor in the USA), although an appointment at Reader level will be considered for an exceptional candidate. The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree or equivalent, have a proven research record in distributed computing and systems with a solid background in the underlying theory, and have a strong interest in practice-driven research in a broad spectrum of applied domains.  Such domains include, but are not limited to, clouds, big data, multicore, and modern networking systems.

The appointed candidate will be expected to make a contribution across the full range of departmental activities, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the supervision of mainstream projects over a wide range of topics. In particular, duties and responsibilities of this post include: conducting individual or collaborative research projects; producing high-quality outputs for publication in high-profile journals or conference proceedings; delivering high-quality teaching to all levels of students; supervising research postgraduate students.  Ability to attract funding, engage with industry, or contribute to our outreach activities would also be very valuable skills.

These are full-time and permanent (tenured) posts, available from September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are based in Egham, Surrey, in the ‘M4 corridor’, also called ‘England’s Silicon Valley’. In particular, we are within commuting distance from London, Europe’s most dynamic technology hub.

For further details of the Department of Computer Science see our web site or contact the Head of Department<>. The positions are permanent and available from September 2015.

For further details of this post and to apply please visit The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email<> or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

The Department holds an Athena Bronze Award in recognition for our commitment to increasing the participation of women in Computer Science at all levels. We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented amongst academic staff in the Department.

Lecturer in Computer Science – Distributed Computing and Systems, Salary is in the range £40,645 to £48,088 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Senior Lecturer / Reader in Computer Science – Distributed Computing and Systems, Salary is in the range £49,462 to £56,975 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Closing Date:  Midnight, 29th June 2015

Interview Dates: 9th and 10th July 2015

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

About the Institution

The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway carries out outstanding research and delivers excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level: in 2014, we ranked 6th in the National Student Survey with 96% overall student satisfaction, and we ranked 11th in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for the quality of our research outputwith 32.2% of our publications classified as 4* (world leading) and 54.5% as 3* (internationally excellent).

Over the past three years, we have been implementing an ambitious plan of expansion: nine new academic members of staff were appointed, new undergraduate and integrated masters programmes were created, and three new postgraduate-taught programmes were launched under the heading ‘Big Data’.  We are involved in multiple inter/multidisciplinary activities, from information security to social sciences and digital media.  The critical mass achieved by our research centers in the global area of ‘Big Data’ is also generating many approaches from potential users and collaborators, including British Gas with whom we have signed a partnership.

We are taking this plan one step further by recruiting new academic members of staff who can strengthen our Distributed and Global Computing research group, play a leading role in the new MSc in ‘The Internet of Things’ that we will launch in 2016/17, and help us seize the opportunities that are arising in terms of research funding and engagement with companies and organizations in this area.  The group’s research profile includes joint projects with Microsoft Research Cambridge, IBM Research, NEC Labs Europe, Google, and NASA, among others.