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Professor of Computer Engineering

Shape the future with Computer Science 

Imagine working in an environment where you are at the forefront of electronics and computer science, pursuing your research interests and inspiring the next generation with a boundary-pushing University.

Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) is marking its 75th Anniversary with a strategic investment into Computer Science and is looking to appoint 7 Professors in the following areas:

  • Human Centric Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Human System Interaction
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Theoretical Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Digital Health and Wellbeing

ECS is supportive of academics from a broad range of career paths, whether you are an established academic who currently holds an equivalent position, or a successful academic seeking an opportunity to step up to a more senior role, the University of Southampton is the place to do something truly unique with your expertise.

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, we are progressive and have a history of pushing the boundaries of what we teach to our students – and what they are teaching us.

We value and support our staff in pursuing their research and enterprise activities within their fields of interest. We have strong interdisciplinary activities and major sector Centres for Machine Intelligence, Healthcare Technologies and Internet of Things, and the Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Teaching. Our reputation for research, enterprise, and teaching is quite exceptional.

To apply, you will need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, with a strong publication record, and able to demonstrate delivery of teaching in a manner that meaningfully engages students. It is essential that you have a track-record of innovative research in Computer Science and have a desire to build a strong research team with the support of the School.

Athena SWAN bronze award recognised, we are committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering, so we will help you find a good work-life balance with flexible or even part-time working hours, with a workload adjusted accordingly. ECS provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. We strongly recommend that you visit and to find out more about working in ECS.

And, with access to onsite childcare facilities and our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.


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