School of Science

The School of Science at Loughborough University undertakes world-leading research and teaching in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Physics and boasts state-of-the-art facilities and an active research community.

We are renowned for the relevance of our research work which is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues.

In addition to carrying out research in their respective disciplines, staff in the School of Science are engaged in multidisciplinary research in collaboration with other academic schools and departments across the campus - from Engineering and Sport Science to Arts and Humanities - creating an exciting and truly stimulating research environment. The School is looking to recruit new staff across many of its areas of activity.

Join our welcoming academic community

The School has positions available in Computer Science at levels from Professor to Lecturer; and at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics.

Computer Science

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Computer Science

The Department of  Computer Science is long-established with extremely high student satisfaction of which we are very proud. We have a strong reputation for student experience and caring for our students leading to regular appearances towards the top of the National Student Survey and other league tables. 

In the latest Research Excellence Framework 100% of the Department's research impact was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In addition, we have a fast-growing research portfolio, making huge strides in the last REF assessment; we continue to build on this. The successful candidate will work alongside our established leading researchers in a collaborative environment with lab facilities to support research in computer science theory, networks and systems, robotics and vision. 

The Department is looking to recruit in any of the four areas below aligned to the Department’s research themes: 

  • Cyber Security
  • Theoretical Computer Science  
  • Networks and Systems 
  • Vision, AI and Human Computer Systems 

Professor or Reader (Associate Professor) in Cyber Security

Following a major investment in cyber security at Loughborough we are looking for talented people to join a highly ambitious group under the leadership of Professor Tim Watson. If you have practitioner experience in cyber security, have a passion for doing good work that makes a real-world difference, and can contribute to both research and teaching then we're keen to hear from you.


Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a Top-15 Department in the UK for Mathematics, with high levels of student satisfaction reported in the National Student Survey and 100% of research impact rated 'world-leading' or internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Assessment framework exercise.

The Department is looking to recruit in the following areas:

Applied Mathematics

Candidates in all areas of Applied Mathematics will be considered but preference may be given to candidates that can add strength to one or more of our existing research groups in Mathematical Modelling, Linear and non-linear waves, and Dynamical Systems.


The successful candidate will join the Statistics research group, which has a a fast-growing research portfolio.  Current expertise is in Bayesian statistical modelling, computational statistics, data science, machine learning, statistical image analysis, predictive modelling, and uncertainty quantification in engineering.

Apply now

Apply now for Professor, Reader (Associate Professor), Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles within the School of Science. The closing date for applications is Monday 30 October 2023.

Computer Science


The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries

Computer Science

Dr John Woodward Head of Computer Science


Dr Brian Winn Head of Mathematical Sciences

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