Lecturer and Associate Professor in Computer Science (with application to Environmental Science) position at UNIVERSITY OF READING

Reading University

Lecturer and associate professor in computer science (with application to environmental sciences) (2 positions)

Business reference: SRF37673 and SRF37675

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Salary: £42,149 to £51,800 per year – appointed lecturer and £53,348 to £60,022 per year – appointed associate professor

Job Type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical and Computational Sciences

Division: IT

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment base/type: full-time, permanent

The Computer Science Department at the University of Reading is expanding. The current recruitment phase includes four new academic positions, up to two of which can be at the associate professor level. We are looking for new staff who can enhance both teaching and research, contributing to thriving cutting-edge courses and excellent impactful research.

This opportunity is for a person/persons whose research in computer science can contribute in some way to environmental sustainability, leveraging the location of the CS department which is integrated into a research network of world-renowned excellence in environmental science (alongside a world-class Meteorology Department, with close links to the National Centers for Atmospheric Science and Earth Observation, the UK Met Office and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

For more details about the department, our teaching portfolio and areas of research interest, the partners we work with and details about the school and wider university, please refer to the Further Details document. (at the bottom of this page).

You will have:

Commitment and passion for teaching and learning in broad areas of computer science and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students

Experience in developing new teaching methods, materials and assessment techniques, recognizing cultural, equality and diversity challenges

Ability to use initiative to solve problems effectively – including the ability to reflect on students’ learning experiences and address areas of concern

Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage and work with a range of people as part of a team

a track record that includes impactful publications, and one or both of acquiring research funding and establishing (and delivering) substantial collaborative activities.

Although the specific research area is open, applications are particularly sought after by those whose interests fall within one or more of the following areas:

The application of artificial intelligence and/or machine learning techniques to the analysis of environmental data or the emulation of environmental processes in complex models;

The development and improvement of techniques to improve the performance and portability of large environmental simulation codes in the era of exascale (such as working on tools to support relevant codes on emerging architectures and/or scientific productivity in a world of heterogeneous computing).

Information systems (any combination of software, hardware, metadata) for managing and manipulating environmental data and large-scale workflows, with application to any combination of HPC, cloud, and federated architectures.

Applicants for Associate Professor positions should have the experience and/or demonstrate potential to lead research and/or teaching

The detailed description of the positions, the main functions and the selection criteria can be found in the job description (at the bottom of this page).

Interviews will take place on March 28, 2022

Informal contact details

Contact role: head of department
Contact Name: Dr. Lily Sun
Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8604
Contact email: [email protected]

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: school principal
Contact Name: Prof. Andrew Charlton Perez
Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 5794
Contact email: [email protected]

Applications from job seekers who need sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered along with all other applications. With reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Candidates must ensure that they are able to meet the point requirement under the PBS. You can find more information about this on the UK visa and immigration website.

The University is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the Athena SWAN Gender Equality Charter and Racial Equality Charter, and is a diversity champion for Stonewall, the leading organization advocacy for LGBT+ rights. Applications for job sharing, part-time work and flexible working are welcome and will be considered based on business needs.

Deadline: March 11, 2022.

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