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Professorship of Informatics

Posted: 24th May 2011

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 is 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 expected 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 algorithms for some application area or areas such as those listed above.

Please see the further particulars at for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications, including a covering letter and full CV, and naming three referees should be received no later than Monday 20 June 2011, by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments at email: If you 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.