Sunday, June 12, 2011

Professorship (chair) in Algorithms at Oxford

Professorship of Informatics

The University of Oxford intends to appoint a Professor of Informatics in

the Department of Computer Science as soon as possible. This is a
newly-established post made possible by the recent growth and success of
Computer Science at Oxford. Algorithms are key to many applications of
computer science, including internet search, web use, routing, resource
allocation, database querying, machine learning, and parallel computing.
With the rapidly growing use of computing in all academic subjects, there
an increasing need for algorithms relevant to problems across Science,
Social Science, and the Humanities, as well as in areas of IT such as
Information Systems, Networking and Parallel Computing. The successful
candidate will engage with and develop further these applications. He/she

will have an outstanding research record and will be of internationally
recognised stature in the broad area of algorithms. He/she will be expect
to pursue a research programme at the forefront of the subject, providing

research leadership to colleagues working in this field. The department
encourages applications from computer scientists whose primary research
focus is in algorithms per se, and equally from those developing algorith
for some application area or areas such as those listed above.

Please see the further particulars at for more details about
post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications
including a covering letter and full CV, and naming three referees should
received no later than Monday 20 June 2011, by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel
Officer, Senior Appointments at email: If
have a query about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at
email: or telephone: 01865 280189.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority
ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.