Professor of High Performance Scientific Computing

University of Exeter
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College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and has now risen to 7th place in The Sunday Times league table. In the 2012 National Student Survey we are ranked 6th out of all "full service" universities and we are now a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions. Recent capital projects to the value of GBP 350 million pounds across the University ensure a truly world-class research and teaching environment and an inspirational location to work and live.

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter is continuing with a strategy of sustained investment in both academic staff and infrastructure to provide a catalyst for significant growth in both research activity and student experience. In recognition of their pivotal importance to both research and the student experience, the College is looking to appoint exceptional researchers and inspirational teachers to join its dynamic faculty.

We plan to build our capacity in Computer Science by making additional appointments to complement current activities. We seek research leaders who will combine world-class research with vision and innovation as well as contributing to the development and delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in computer science, particularly the BSc in Computer Science being launched in 2013.

This appointment will establish a research group in the computer science and technology of HPSC, and we expect to follow this by further appointments in this area. They will collaborate with colleagues using HPC for applied scientific challenges, in particular with research groups in Mathematics that are co-located and that collaborate closely with Computer Science on both research and delivery of teaching. High performance computing underpins much of the work in the College and University, particularly for the University Science Strategy themes in Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, Systems Biology, Translational Medicine and Extrasolar Planets.

Professorial appointments will be leading international figures with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research groups. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof Ken Evans (tel: 01392 723645, email: to discuss the posts further. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Peter Ashwin, Head of Discipline (tel: 01392 725225, email: You may also wish to consult our web site at or further details of the College.

The University of Exeter is working towards a Silver Athena SWAN award as a sign of its intention to provide equality of opportunity to all staff thereby working towards addressing the issue of underrepresentation of women in Academia in the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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