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Assistant Professor (103354-1020)

Full time, permanent position.

Enthusiastic individuals are sought to make a major contribution to the Department’s activities in research and teaching. You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline. You will have an outstanding academic record, with indicators such as publications in top-tier journals and conferences, significant software artefact design and implementation, and academic awards. You will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

This is an opportunity to join one of the UK’s most successful Computer Science departments and to be part of an exciting time of growth in the Department. We are looking for candidates who will extend the Department’s profile, especially in an applied direction or through industrial collaboration.

Candidates of underrepresented genders or ethnicities are encouraged. Staff with caring responsibilities are supported, and onsite childcare facilities are available. We will also consider applications for employment on a part time or other flexible working basis.

In addition to a completed application form, candidates should submit four documents (appropriately merged):


1. a cover letter, outlining merits and most significant achievements;
2. a research statement;
3. a teaching statement;
4. a Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications, where up to five most important publications are highlighted.

Informal enquires can be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Ranko Lazic (R.S.Lazic@warwick.ac.uk).

Applicants invited for an interview will need to ensure that each of their three referees emails a letter of recommendation to the Departmental Secretary, Sharon Howard (S.L.Howard@warwick.ac.uk). It is expected that interviews will take place in January 2021.

Start date of the post: 1 April 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

JOB PURPOSE

You will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities which support the work of the Department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally to the University.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Research


1. To pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality, consistent with making a substantial research contribution.

2. To publish research outcomes in appropriate conferences and journals of international standing, and to disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other reputable outlets.

3. As part of your research agenda, to plan or pursue research with an impact on society (related to e.g. individual health and behaviour, economic success, government policy etc.), and to aid in further developing the impact and benefits to society arising from that research.

4. To stimulate interaction between relevant research communities at Warwick and with external collaborators.

5. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences and to contribute to the external visibility of the Department.

6. To seek, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda.

7. To manage research projects within the University, including their financial control and to supervise post-doctoral research assistants, research students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.

8. To consider the value of research achievements within their potential commercial context and, where appropriate, with the assistance of Warwick Research and Impact Services, take appropriate action to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected.

9. To contribute to the research plans developed by the Department including providing such information as may be required.

Where appropriate, to contribute to the development of impact case studies and to assist the Department in submitting these for the Research Excellence Framework or other purposes.

Teaching

1. To teach and supervise students in computer science and related topics. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the Department’s required teaching obligations, and to supervise dissertation work by postgraduate and undergraduate students.

2. To contribute to the supervision and training activities of PhD students.

3. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum, and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate.

4. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examinations, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

5. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the high standards expected within a research-led University.

Administration and other Activities

1. To undertake such specific roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.

2. To attend relevant meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the University and other stakeholders.

3. To engage in continuous professional development. As part of probation, this involves timely participation in and progress on Warwick’s Academic and Professional Pathway for Teaching Excellence.

4. To undertake external commitments which maintain and enhance the reputation of the University.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
Possession of a PhD or equivalent qualification in computer science or related subject, by the post start date (a)
Essential Criteria 2
The ability to initiate, develop and deliver high-quality research and to publish in leading peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
An ability or potential to obtain external funding (grants, contracts etc.) to support research (a,c)
Essential Criteria 4
An ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in computer science (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 5
Good communication skills (oral and written) (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 6
Good interpersonal skills (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
An ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes in computer science (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience of research, teaching and administration in a major university or equivalent (a)
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