Lecturer vacancies in School of Computing

Laura Bocchi lecturing

The School is currently looking to hire two Lecturers in Computing. We are particularly interested in people with an interest in Security, or Programming Languages but are happy to consider excellent candidates in other areas that would complement or enhance the School’s existing research strengths.

These two Lecturers in Computing (the equivalent of tenure track, assistant professors), will be based at our Canterbury campus. Applicants should apply by 6 February 2017.

The School of Computing is a welcoming and diverse environment whose commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are keen to enhance the balanced, inclusive and diverse nature of the community within our School and would particularly encourage female candidates to apply for these posts.

We are committed to delivering high quality research and education. Our research is focused on five broad research areas: Programming Languages and Systems; Computer Security; Computational Intelligence; Data Science; and Computing Education. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked our school 12th for research intensity, and we are well placed to improve on this in the next REF.

Professor Andy King, Head of the Programming Languages and Systems research group, has worked at the University of Kent for over 20 years. He said: ‘Kent is a great place to work because we have young (apart from me!), dynamic staff who write fantastic papers and publish them in fantastic venues.’

Eerke Boiten, is particularly complimentary of the School’s approach to flexible working: ‘The School has always been very supportive. I spend two days each week in Kent, and two days working from home – with the remaining time in charge of my four children. This is very effective – thanks to the large amount that can be done electronically – for instance, allowing me to lead the Security research group as well as the University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security.’

The University of Kent has campuses in Canterbury and Medway, and specialist postgraduate centres in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. It was ranked 16th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2016. It ranked 4th for overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2016) and 17th for the intensity of its excellent research (REF 2014). It has 20,000 students and 1,872 academic, teaching and research staff. Overlooking the city centre, and with 125 nationalities represented, the Canterbury campus has a very cosmopolitan feel.

Canterbury is a small city that retains parts of its medieval walls. Famous for its heritage (Canterbury Cathedral; Chaucer’s Tales; etc), Canterbury is a vibrant community whose culture and leisure facilities are enhanced by hosting three universities. The city and surrounding region combines an attractive and affordable environment, good schools, and fast transport links to London and mainland Europe.