Faculty Position in Software Engineering at Lancaster University

Faculty Position in Software Engineering at Lancaster University

From: Jon Whittle <whittle_at_comp.lancs.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:57:53 -0400
Message-id: <0JLD00DYLTOSD820@caduceus1.gmu.edu>
Dear all:

Informal enquiries are welcome. Just contact Jon Whittle
(whittle@comp.lancs.ac.uk) or Awais Rashid (awais@comp.lancs.ac.uk).

Jon Whittle


Applications are invited for a new Lectureship in Software Engineering in
the Computing Department at Lancaster University (this post is equivalent to
an assistant professorship in the US). The Computing Department is a leading
research centre with a major international reputation for its work on
experimental and systems-oriented computer science. Research in the
department is organised as a series of closely related and heavily
overlapping themes, namely: software systems engineering, communications and
distributed systems, mobile and ubiquitous computing and advanced
interactive systems. Collectively, these themes provide comprehensive
coverage of the major technologies and techniques underpinning contemporary
computer systems.

In terms of software engineering, the Department is internationally renowned
for its work in model-driven software development, aspect-oriented software
development, and requirements engineering; and it offers leadership in a
number of initiatives including AOSD-Europe (the European Network of
Excellence on AOSD), and AMPLE (Aspect-Oriented, Model-Driven, Product Line
Engineering). Overall we are currently responsible for 8.2m Euros of EC
funding in the software engineering space. The software engineering
activities are led by Professors Awais Rashid and Jon Whittle. For further
information please refer to:

The Computing Department is particularly interested in candidates working in
Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD). This should be interpreted broadly
to include any work emphasising the use of models in the software
development process. It includes, but is not limited to: modelling languages
and formalisms; model transformation; and models in all development stages
(requirements, analysis, design, testing, runtime, etc.). The Department
particularly seeks an appointment in MDSD that strengthens/complements
existing software engineering activities and also emphasises the integration
of MDSD with the Department’s other research themes. The Department also
encourages applicants who are working in closely-related areas of our
expertise such as aspect-oriented software development (AOSD) or software
product lines. Indeed, outstanding candidates in any area of software
engineering are encouraged to apply.  

Candidates must possess a PhD in Computer Science, or a closely-related
subject, and must have an emerging international reputation for their

The Computing Department provides a dynamic and thriving research
environment and offers significant growth opportunities for the right
candidate. The Department was recently ranked 7th in the UK by the Guardian
Education Guide. It is consistently ranked as one of the leading UK research
institutions in computer science. The Department currently has around 30
faculty and 53 researchers. It also has a very large PhD programme with over
100 participants, and holds approximately 10m in research funding. It is
housed in InfoLab21, a state-of-the-art building dedicated to world class
research and technology transfer in ICT (http://infolab21.lancs.ac.uk/).

Lancaster, located in the northwest of England, is a historic and cultural
city with around 140,000 inhabitants. It is ideally located close to the
Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, as well as the cities of Manchester
and Liverpool.

Salary will be within the range 27,465 to 39,160 pounds per annum, depending
on qualifications and experience. The appointment will be available from
September 2007.

For further information, please contact Prof. Jon Whittle
(whittle@comp.lancs.ac.uk) or Prof. Awais Rashid (awais@comp.lancs.ac.uk).
Please note you can apply for this post on line at:
Alternatively please contact Personnel Services, quoting reference A894 tel:
+44 1524 846549.

Closing date: 15th August 2007. Interviews will be held on September 19th
and 20th.
Received on Wed 18 Jul 2007 - 16:59:17 BST