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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Testing

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Chair and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader post in Testing at the University of Sheffield. Working in the Department of Computer Science, you will join our internationally respected Verification & Testing Group.
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.
Our Testing Research Group is one of the largest groups of its kind in the UK, developing innovative approaches to software testing and quality assurance. Drawing equally on theory and practice, its research mission is to apply developments from theoretical computer science to practical software engineering solutions for industry. To drive our research agenda in testing forward, we are now seeking to make an appointment at Chair level, together with Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level.
You will conduct research to the highest standards. This will include securing research funding, publishing in high impact journals, supervision of research students and assisting on research project management.
You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area. As a teacher, you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes in machine learning and other topics in computer science.

Job Description
The Testing Research Group is one of the largest groups of its kind in the UK, developing innovative approaches to software testing. Our aim is to produce practical software engineering solutions for industry, and improve the productivity of developers and testers. The group currently focuses on several areas, including model-based testing, search-based testing, security testing, reverse engineering, and mutation testing.
As a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader you will contribute to our internationally leading research portfolio in software testing. You will work on research topics related to software testing,
reinforcing our strengths in existing areas listed above; or enable us to establish a presence in cutting edge fields, such as automated program improvement and repair; and/or be focused on application-specific areas, such as mobile application testing, cyber-physical systems, and the internet of things.
Your role will include securing research funding, publishing in high impact journals, supervision of research students, and research project management. A further important aspect of the role will
be to engage with industry partners, leading to industrial pplication of the tools and techniques
that you develop.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Conduct an innovative programme of research and scholarship that is recognised nationally/internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
• Develop funding strategies, pursue income generation and manage external research grants.
• Disseminate research findings through conference presentation, publication in recognised, high-quality, peer reviewed journals and produce otherappropriate outputs (for example patents).
• Be actively involved in professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing journals, refereeing research grants, external examining, organising conferences, committee membership and involvement with professional bodies.
• Undertake knowledge transfer activities andcollaborative research and consultancy projects.
• Contribute to, and build cross-research groupactivity.
• Attract, manage and develop a team of researchstaff and research students, within a supportiveculture.
• Design, deliver, assess and evaluate high-quality research-led teaching programmes, which will include identifying learning objectives and selecting appropriate curricula, selecting teaching
methods, resources and reading, and determining, designing and producing study material.
• Contribute to the development of teaching policy and strategy as well as contributing to curriculum development.
• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduateprojects.
• Undertake personal tutor/pastoral responsibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate
• Contribute to the life of the Department, the Faculty and the wider University community through administration responsibilities and committee membership as and when appropriate.
• Plan and prioritise your own work, and forward plan up to five years for some tasks. For teaching plan up to one year ahead unless there are significant teaching programme changes or
new courses then plan for up to two years ahead of their introduction.


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