[TYPES/announce] Join us at Kent

Simon Thompson S.J.Thompson at kent.ac.uk
Thu Dec 22 12:53:36 EST 2016

Lecturer in Computing (2 posts)
University of Kent - School of Computing

We are seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Computing (the equivalent of tenure track, assistant professors), based at our  Canterbury campus. We are particularly interested in appointments 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.

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Closing date for applications: 6 February 2017

The School of Computing [1] is a welcoming and diverse environment whose commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN [2] 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. Full details can be found at: https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked our school 12th for research intensity [3], and we are well placed to improve on this in the next REF.

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.

[1] https://cs.kent.ac.uk/
[2] http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/
[3] https://www.timeshighereducation.com/sites/default/files/Attachments/2014/12/30/a/b/i/subject-ranking-on-intensity.pdf


Simon Thompson | Professor of Logic and Computation 
School of Computing | University of Kent | Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK
s.j.thompson at kent.ac.uk | M +44 7986 085754 | W www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~sjt

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