New Frontiers Fellow in Computer Science University of Southampton, Web & Internet Science United Kingdom

New Frontiers Fellow in Computer Science

Web & Internet Science

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary: £37,706 to £47,722 Per annum

Full Time Fixed Term - 3 Years

Closing Date: Sunday 27 May 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 1003018FP

The Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS), the largest computer science group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, are currently recruiting a New Frontiers Fellow within the department. The New Frontiers Fellow programme provides a structured post-doctoral career development pathway and aims to enhance the careers of future academic leaders.


You will be expected to develop an international reputation for excellence in research. Your research interests will strengthen or broaden the WAIS research portfolio. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to new strategic thrusts in Web Science, Data Science, Crowd Computing and Artificial Intelligence from a socio-technical perspective.


You will also take a leading role in the delivery of core courses at undergraduate and masters level; currently, these include computer science, software engineering, web science, web technologies, and data science.


You will already have a track record of producing peer-reviewed, outstanding publications and will hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a Computer Science discipline. Through mentoring and networking with colleagues, we are offering an opportunity for you to develop independence in research, experience in PhD supervision, success in grant applications and excellence in teaching and education, including a postgraduate certificate in academic practice (PCAP). On successful achievement of the core competencies (see New Frontier Fellows expectation), you will be eligible for appointment to an open-ended academic post at Lecturer/Associate Professor level.


WAIS Research Group


The Web and Internet Science (WAIS) group researches socio-technical systems at scale using a combination of data science, computer science and social science methods to understand and engineer the interaction between computational and human constituents of very large-scale information systems - the Web and the Internet. Research in these areas is required to enable the Web to address new challenges: social data, intelligent services, accountability, privacy, security.




The post will be held in the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally and among the UK’s top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.


In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, ECS was first in the UK for the volume and quality of research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The volume and quality of ECS Computer Science research is in the top 10 in the UK, with 100% of Computer Science research impact rated as world leading or internationally excellent.


Electronics and Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. University of Southampton holds an Athena Swan Silver Award.


The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.


As part of the interview process, all applicants are expected to give a talk to academic and research staff and to PhD students within the School.


For further information, please contact Professor Dame Wendy Hall email: or Professor Les Carr


This position is available for 3 years.


Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1003018FP on all correspondence.

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