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Chair in Algorithms

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Chair in Algorithms at the University of Sheffield. Working in the Department of Computer Science, you will lead our rapidly expanding Algorithms Group. The group focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms which provably solve computational problems efficiently.

The Department of Computer Science is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy following our strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, in which we were ranked 5th out of 89 computer science departments in the UK.

We seek to appoint a Chair in the design and analysis of algorithms, broadly defined, with specialist expertise in an area including, but not limited to:
# randomised algorithms
# streaming algorithms and sublinear-time algorithms
# combinatorial optimisation
# approximation algorithms and parameterised algorithms
# distributed computing
# algorithmic game theory

In the role you will Conduct personal research of international standing independently and collaboratively. You will design, deliver and assess high-quality teaching programmes, and will provide strong academic leadership, across the Department and the wider University.

The post has an exceptional package of benefits, including funding for two PhD students. You will have a reduced teaching load for two years, to allow you to focus on building the research group.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area. As well as experience of conducting research in algorithms at the highest level, you will have a sustained record of securing research income. You will also have experience of developing and delivering high quality teaching at a variety of levels, and have high professional standing.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

We offer an excellent reward and benefits package including:
• Highly competitive pay, pension, reward and recognition opportunities linked to performance.
• An extraordinary health and wellbeing offer ‘Juice’, that promotes happiness and wellbeing amongst our staff through a broad range of inclusive activities.
• A comprehensive selection of benefits and offers to suit your lifestyle needs under the umbrella of The Deal.
• Access to our award-winning Sheffield Leader programme.
• Access to extensive development and training opportunities.
• Award-winning equality and diversity action which enhances working life for all. 91% of staff tell us that they are treated with fairness and respect (staff
survey 2014).


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