11 Aug 2015
Current Vacancies for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
ABOUT LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Loughborough University is a fantastic place to work, boasting unrivalled internationally acclaimed research and outstanding teaching quality. It is ranked top ten in England for research intensity in REF2014, and 11th in the Guardian university league table published in May 2015. Our attractive single-site campus in Loughborough and the newly opened London campus located inside the Olympic Park provide an environment that is stimulating and supportive, offering first-rate facilities for both students and staff. There is a real pride in the University that touches everyone associated with it. The University performs consistently well in the National Student Survey, producing graduates that are highly employable. Its strong links with industry provides an environment where staff can carry out research projects that have significant impact in the real world.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Founded in 1974, the Department of Computer Science is one of the most well-established university computing departments in the UK. Based in the newly multi-million pound refurbished Haslegrave Building, the Department is one of the largest within the School of Science. It brings together a lively community of over 30 academic/research staff, around 500 undergraduates, 50 taught MSc students and 50 research students.
Loughborough University’s Department of Computer Science is proud to be at the forefront of ground-breaking research, innovative teaching and technological developments. The Department submitted 91% of its staff in REF 2014, and three quarters of research impact were rated internationally leading or better. The Department was ranked 13th in the Guardian university subject league tables 2016, and ranked 4th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014.
The research in the Department of Computer Science is organised into three vibrant groups:
- Internet Systems and Network Security
- Vision, Autonomous and Human-Computer Systems
- Theory and Applications of Formal Systems
The Department has substantial computing resources for teaching and research activities. Dedicated research laboratories are well equipped for each research groups. The appointments could be made in any groups. We are involved in EPSRC-funded research projects of over £1M each and other sources of funding include the Royal Society, MoD, European Commission, Innovate UK and industry. Their wireless sensor networks research projects have been invited to demonstrate at the 2011 Ecobuild in ExCel, London, after winning the Honeywell Prize from the InstMC in 2010. Computer Vision research won the 2013, 2014 Loughborough University Enterprise Awards.
CENTRE FOR DATA SCIENCE
In addition to being a member of the Department of Computer Science in the School of Science, the appointee will be expected to be an active member and contributor to the newly established centre for Data Science at Loughborough University. By bringing together all the data science activity across the University, it is intended that the Centre will make significant impact nationally and internationally in both the exploitation of big data and the science that underpins this. The areas of particular relevance in these appointments could range from the capture, manipulation, understanding of data from sources as varied as internet of things, market data, medical data and so on, to data security to relevant underpinning theoretical computer science and beyond.