Vacancies

SICSA continues to grow as a world-class pool of researchers in Informatics and Computing Science and there are a range of vacancies occurring regularly across the SICSA member Universities.

This page also features vacancies from industrial employers seeking to recruit graduates in Informatics and Computing Science. Please note that all applications to external vacancies (outside SICSA) must be made directly to the advertising institution or organisation and not via SICSA.

SICSA Human-Computer Interaction Research Theme Leader

Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Human-Computer Interaction Research Theme.

Role Purpose

SICSA is the Scottish Funding Council Research Pool in Informatics and Computer Science.  The goal of SICSA is to cohere the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science research communities to help increase critical mass and to enable cooperation in research, teaching and Knowledge Exchange.

The role of the SICSA Theme Leaders is to coordinate activities within each of the defined SICSA themes and further develop coherent communities in these areas.

Research Theme leaders are taking on increasingly public facing roles on behalf of SICSA. For example, our AI theme leaders are part of the government strategy group developing a national AI strategy for Scotland. While another team leader is currently considering Co-chairing a large event with business here in Scotland on behalf of SICSA. Theme Leaders are called upon to help shape and direct the theme but also to provide a face and national representation for their theme area.

If you would like to speak to the current Theme Leaders about the role please get in touch with Martin Halvey and/or Mary Ellen Foster

Please see the full HCI Research Theme Co-Leader job description for more details of the role.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and send to Aileen.Orr@glasgow.ac.uk by 30 September 2020

University of Glasgow, Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in GIST (3 positions)

Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £35,845 – £40,322 / £44,045 – £51,034 / £52,560 – £59,135 per annum
Closing date:  Friday, 28th August 2020
Interviews (shortlist): Thursday 3rd October 2020

We are looking for outstanding researchers who can work with the Glasgow Interactive Systems Team (GIST) to make new interactive technologies capable of understanding and utilising the behaviour of their users.

The Glasgow Interactive Systems Team (GIST) is a world-leading research group investigating interactive technologies (from mobile phones to social robots, from ultrasonic haptics to usable security) that can understand their users, optimise and enrich interactions between users and technology, model and predict usage patterns, and infer socially and psychologically relevant phenomena such as social signals, emotions and mental health issues. The ideal candidate combines solid methodological skills with an interest to address real-world problems that involve the interaction between people and technology.

GIST provides an ideal ground for academic growth. It is the leader of a recently awarded Centre for Doctoral Training that will provide 50 PhD scholarships in the next five years (http://www.social-cdt.org). In addition, its 7 members have accumulated more than 25,000 Scholar citations and have been or are leading large-scale national and European projects (including the ERC advanced

grant “Viajero”, the Network Plus grant “Human Data Interaction”, the FET-Open project “Levitate”, the H2020 project MuMMER, the European Network of Excellence “SSPNet”, the Program Grant “Populations”, etc.) for a total of over £20M in the last 10 years.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Alessandro Vinciarelli

More information and how to apply can be found here.

University of Glasgow, Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader (Open Call) in FATA and GLASS (2 positions)

Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £35,845 – £40,322 / £44,045 – £51,034 / £52,560 – £59,135 per annum
Closing date:  Friday, 2nd October 2020
Interviews (shortlist): Thursday, 12th November 2020

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great broad-based research-intensive universities.

Applications for the post are welcome in research areas that complement the existing strengths of the Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms section (FATA) and the Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS).

Within FATA, research focuses on three main topics: algorithms and complexity (including graph and matching algorithms, constraint programming and algorithm engineering); formal methods (including process algebras, modelling and analysis of complex and reactive systems, model checking and bigraphs); and programming language foundations (including session types for concurrent and distributed systems).

Within GLASS, research focuses on three main topics: networked systems (including network and service management, Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, routing and transport protocols, networked multimedia, network security and resilience); parallel and distributed systems (including parallel language design and implementation, heterogeneous architectures, parallel hardware, Edge computing, functional programming); and systems engineering (including socio-technical systems, digital forensics, software reliability, secure and privacy-preserving software engineering).

There is existing FATA-GLASS collaboration in the areas of programming languages and in parallel algorithms for hard problems. We also welcome applicants who can strengthen FATA / GLASS contributions to other cross-cutting themes within the School, including trustworthy autonomous systems, cyber security and healthcare.

The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Computing Science; contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation.

For appointment at Reader you will have an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income, and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.

These positions are equivalent to US tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor David Manlove.

More information and how to apply can be found here.

University of Glasgow, Lecturer in Data Science (2 positions)

Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Fixed term position for two years
Salary: £35,845 – £40,322 per annum
Closing date:  Wednesday, 16th September 2020
Interviews (shortlist): Thursday, 29th October 2020

To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Science, in the area of Data Science. This will typically include strengths in Python, Pandas and database system skills, as well as data visualization and data manipulation. Experience with cloud-based systems would be beneficial. Applicants should have core Machine Learning practical and theoretical skills and, ideally, some advanced skills in ML, such as deep learning experience with Tensorflow or pyTorch and NLP. This is primarily a teaching-related post. Data science academics with an interest in a research and teaching post are recommended to apply for Vacancy ref: 040667 instead.

Available on the Learning, Teaching and Scholarship track only

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Roderick Murray-Smith.
More information and how to apply can be found here.  

University of Glasgow, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader (Open Call) in Data Science (2 positions)

Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £35,845 – £40,322 / £44,045 – £51,034 / £52,560 – £59,135 per annum
Closing date:  Wednesday, 16th September 2020
Interviews (shortlist): Wednesday, 28th October 2020

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great broad-based research-intensive universities.

Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas of Computing Science that complement the existing strengths in the School within the general area of Data Science of interest to the Section for Information, Data and Analytics. This includes topics such as Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, ML in Science, Fairness, Transparency & Explainability, Algorithmic Bias & Ethics, Vision systems, Computational Interaction, Conversational systems/agents, Knowledge Bases & NLP, Recommender Systems, Media & Data Science.

The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Computing Science; contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation.

For appointment at Reader you will have an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income, and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.

These positions are equivalent to US tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Roderick Murray-Smith.

More information and how to apply can be found here.


University of Glasgow, Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Cybersecurity

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary:  £35,845 to £59,135
Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

 

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader (depending on experience and qualifications) in Cybersecurity to join our cross-cutting research theme in the area and to contribute to the School’s research-led teaching in Cybersecurity. Applications are welcome in any area that complements our expertise in Cybersecurity including security foundations, hardware and software security, human-centred security, networked and IoT systems security and resilience, secure software engineering.

The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Computing Science; contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation.

Since 1957, when Glasgow became the first university in Scotland to have an electronic computer, we have built a reputation for the excellence of our Computing Science research and our graduates. Today, our School is one of the foremost in the UK, setting itself the highest standards in research, and research-led learning and teaching.

In the UK’s 2014 independent research exercise, we are rated top in Scotland for research impact with 68% of our impact judged world-leading and 32% internationally excellent.   In the overall research ranking, our School was judged equal 16th amongst UK computer science departments, rising to 10th position on research volume with 84% of all research judged world-leading or internationally excellent. We are 6th in the UK on research intensity-weighted GPA rank order (GPA * % returned).

Our School is ranked 7th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2020. Glasgow Computing is renowned for research and teaching at the intersection of theoretical and applied Computing, and our undergraduate degree programmes are underpinned by a deep theoretical understanding.   93% of our undergraduates are in positive employment (91% in professional destinations) and have a 20% higher salary than the average (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17, DiscoverUni).   

For informal inquiries please contact Professor Dimitrios Pezaros.

Please note that all the above positions require a Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in Computing Science or closely related discipline, or equivalent as evidenced by relevant teaching experience.

More information can be found here.