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Lecturer in Distributed Systems

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £35,845 to £49,553
Closing Date:   Sunday 09 February 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2927

The Distributed Systems Group at Lancaster has a long-established record of empirical and applied research on cutting-edge computer systems, spanning operating systems, middleware, cloud computing, green computing, and self-adaptive systems, among a range of other topics.  It is one of the largest and most influential groups in this area in Europe, with a current research portfolio of over £6.62 million.

We are looking for an outstanding academic to continue our excellence in the general field of systems research. You will have expertise in fundamental systems research as well as complementary fields such as (but not limited to) programming languages, cloud computing, operating systems, complex distributed systems, large-scale storage technologies, and Internet of Things platforms.

We are seeking candidates with outstanding technical expertise in one of the above or other relevant areas, and a clear track record of achievement and publication. You are expected to have a compelling vision for taking research forward to have significant impact, and to have a strong motivation to advance through working collaboratively across the group’s research fields.

The School of Computing and Communications (SCC) at Lancaster University is an international centre of excellence. It was ranked 7th in the UK in terms of “world-leading and internationally excellent” research by the UK government’s REF2014 evaluation. SCC is a research-intensive environment comprising of over 60 academics and 130 researchers, with a grant portfolio exceeding £21m from a wide range of sources including EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU and industry. We offer a stimulating multidisciplinary environment that includes enormous opportunities to engage via our interdisciplinary research institutes in Cybersecurity, Data Science and Social Futures, and capitalise on major new investments in Digital Health including our £42m health innovation campus.

Lancaster University is TEF Gold, Times/Sunday Times University of the Year (2018) and Times/Sunday Times International University of the Year (2020), recognising ongoing commitment to both research and teaching and major investments in campus and facilities.

We offer a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for career development. As an Athena SWAN Bronze accredited department, we are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies. We recognise and celebrate good employment practice to address gender equality in higher education and research. We particularly welcome applications from female and ethnic minority candidates.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Yehia Elkhatib to discuss research fields and to learn more about our research group and the School’s research environment.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.


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