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Chair in Computer Networking

School of Computing and Communications
Salary: Professorial Scale (minimum £66,285)
Closing Date:   Sunday 23 February 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2588-R

The School of Computing and Communications is seeking a new Chair in Computer Networking to join our team.  The appointment will be at professorial (full or tenured) level.  We particularly welcome applications from strong and collegiate individuals with an excellent track record in areas of network research (including but not limited to): Software-defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation, Network aspects of IoT and Cyberphysical Systems (CPS), Network Security and Resilience, Quality of Service/Quality of Experience and Future Network Architectures.

Lancaster University has been a leader in Computer Networks research and practice for over 25 years. From original work on ATM, Quality of Service and Programmable Networks in the 1990’s, through multimedia systems, IPv6 and Wireless Mesh Networking in the 2000’s, to the very latest research on SDN, NFV and resilient networked systems – an underlying theme of our research is around experimental, testbed-based activities having real-world impact.

We invite applications from candidates with appropriate networking domain knowledge from academia, government and industry. The Chair must be able to address academic and external audiences, have an established international reputation for excellence and impact in their field; a proven ability to support and direct a team, and secure external research funding. You will help maintain and build excellent research, and education delivery; positioning the School as a leading source of expertise in the area of networking. We expect candidates to be committed educators and to contribute to the development of our educational portfolio, including our international partnerships.

The position will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and future direction of our multidisciplinary research institutes at Lancaster in Cyber Security, Data Science, Social Futures, Material Science, and the new £41m Digital Health campus.

The School offers an open and collaborative environment that is both highly inclusive and stimulating for career development. The University aims to promote work-life balance for all employees and the School will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate. The University is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender inequality in higher education and research. Learn more about what staff think about living and working at Lancaster, and supporting equality, diversity, inclusivity and family online.

Initial enquiries can be directed to Distinguished Professor David Hutchison/or Professor Nick Race for an informal discussion (; +44 (0)1524 510331).

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups

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