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Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Software Academy at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s is well established as a leading university for promoting good employment practice, offering excellent terms and conditions, a competitive starting package, a wide range of benefits and facilities, and a family friendly working environment. The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) holds an Investors in People accreditation, a Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award, and a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition for our efforts in developing our people to excel and be deep thinkers and future leaders.

Are you a senior academic leader with the drive and expertise to change the face of computing education?

EEECS is one of the University’s largest and most dynamic schools. We offer a range of vibrant undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivering excellent employability. Our team of passionate and committed academics undertake internationally competitive research, including working within the Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). However, we want to do more to educate future leaders to help tackle real-world global challenges and address areas of major societal need. To make this vision a reality we have recently established a Software Academy and seek a leader with an excellent track record in research or education who shares an ambition to develop and grow the Software Academy to meet the needs of students, employers, government and the wider computing and technology sectors.

The successful candidate will be the inaugural Director of the Software Academy. This is a new senior leadership opportunity that will help drive our ambition to establish Queen’s as a global leader in employability and skills development in software engineering and computing education. The post holder will be appointed as a permanent Professor of Computer Science, with the Director of the Software Academy role being for 4 years in the first instance.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

Further information about the School can be found at http://go.qub.ac.uk/WelcometoEEECS

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor William Scanlon, email: hos-eeecs@qub.ac.uk or telephone: 028 9097 4620.

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 18 June 2018

Professor Salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University.

Closing date:   Tuesday 8 May 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented within the Professoriate, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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