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Lectureship in Computer Science

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £35,845 to £49,553
Closing Date:   Sunday 31 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3508

We are seeking 3 new Lecturers/Assistant Professors to join the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University.  Applicants should be computer scientists with a track record of achievement in research, teaching and engagement and have a compelling vision for taking their ideas forward.  Teaching and a collegiate approach are crucial to us:  you should be passionate about joining a team committed to combining both research and education and seeing students succeed. 

For these positions we are prioritising (but not limiting applications to) some of the core areas of computer science including Databases and File Systems, Compilers, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Software Engineering (we welcome software engineers with an empirical focus including software analytics, software data mining, software analysis, software testing and human factors in software engineering and where industry links are core to their work). 

Lancaster has particular strengths in collaborative and interdisciplinary work both within the School and through our research centres and institutes and we encourage applications from those who are genuinely interested in this collaborative potential. 

The School of Computing and Communications (SCC) at Lancaster University is a research-intensive environment comprising of over 50 academics and 150 researchers, with a grant portfolio exceeding £25m from a wide range of sources including EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU and industry.  We offer a multidisciplinary environment with enormous potential for collaboration and work on challenging real-world problems especially via our interdisciplinary research institutes in Cybersecurity, Data Science and Social Futures, and £42m Health Innovation Campus. SCC was ranked 7th in the UK in terms of “world-leading and internationally excellent” research by the UK government’s REF2014 evaluation.  

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 our campus and facilities.

We are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive working environment. Learn more about equality, diversity and inclusivity at Lancaster.  More information about living and working at Lancaster can also be found online. In addition to traditional lectureship contracts Lancaster also offers alternative career routes for academics with a particular focus on teaching and scholarship for applicants interested in pursuing this pathway. 

For an informal discussion about these roles please contact the new Head of School:

Prof. Nigel Davies (

More information about the School can be found at

On submitting an application candidates MUST attach a statement of their research and teaching (2 pages) and cover letter.  

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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