Professor in Cyber Physical Systems

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Professor in Cyber Physical Systems

School of Electronics & Computer Science

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: Competitive - Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Thursday 21 February 2019
Reference: 1101419FP

You are joining us at an exciting time as we invest in five new posts in computer science: three at Lecturer level and two Professorial posts.

We welcome applications both from established Academics who currently hold an equivalent position, or those with a proven track record of excellence who seek the opportunity to step up to a more senior role where they can build a world leading research team.

To be successful, you will have a PhD or equivalent/equivalent professional qualification and experience in Electronics or Computer Science along with a track record of innovative research in any area that falls within the umbrella of Cyber-Physical Systems, Computer Vision or Cyber Security including engineering of Cyber Security and information assurance. In addition, you demonstrate the ambition to build a strong research team with the support of the School. There will be opportunities for you to collaborate with the School of Electronics and beyond.

Within Cyber-Physical Systems specific areas that we would value, but not limited to, include computer engineering, formal methods, program verification, programming languages, real-time computing, safety-critical systems, adaptive control, cyber-security, human-systems interaction, and pervasive and ubiquitous computing. We are particularly interested in computer scientists with enthusiasm for working together with colleagues across research areas and disciplines. You will join the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) research Group, an established and friendly Group of around 50 Researchers.

The post will be held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally and among the UK's top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

We have a supportive culture that values research and education equally and therefore as well as undertaking research and building a team you will also participate in teaching and the usual management activity. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring scheme. There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme.

The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

For more information about the post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact either Professor Paul Lewin, Head of Electronics and Computer Science hod [at] ecs[.]soton[.] or Dorota Sikorska, Executive Officer

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Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV with your application.

References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated, so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 1101419FP on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.
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