Information on how to apply for current vacancies within The Department of Computer Science.
"Our goal is to be among the top five computer science departments in the UK by any measure. Over the last three years we have substantially grown the depth and breadth of our research, establishing new groups in cybersecurity and algorithms, and growing our links with industry partners. Our student population has also increased in volume and quality, allowing us to make further investment in staff and facilities. To drive our research agenda forward, and to further support our excellence in teaching, we are now making a number of strategic appointments. This is a tremendously exciting time for the Department of Computer Science. I look forward to working with our new members of staff." Professor Guy Brown, Head of Department.
Since it was established in 1982, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield has attained an international reputation for its research and teaching. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, we were ranked 5th out of 89 departments in the UK for computer science research. Our vision is to achieve research excellence and impact by translating fundamental knowledge into practice, through collaboration with end users. The Department attracts a high level of external funding from UK Research Councils, the European Union and industry. Our record for leadership in collaborative research is outstanding, particularly in European programmes. Currently we host two ERC fellows and two EPSRC fellows.
Meet our staff
Loic M Barrault
"Sheffield is a big University... and I wanted to experience teaching and research at another scale, in another environment. I am not disappointed: I’m learning every single day! That’s great."
"The department has one of the largest and most prestigious Natural Language Processing groups in Europe. The department provides this stimulating (and friendly) atmosphere and being a part of this community is a real privilege."
Opportunities for collaboration with academia and industry
The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Faculty of Engineering at Sheffield, one of the biggest and best providers of engineering research and education in the UK. The faculty has over 5,000 students and is among the top three faculties in the UK for research income (at approximately £40 million annually).
There are many opportunities for collaboration between staff in the Department of Computer Science and colleagues in related departments such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. We also collaborate closely with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in areas such as robotics and cybersecurity.
Digital industries in Sheffield are thriving, particularly in the creative sector. Major local companies include Sky Betting and Gaming, ARM, Zoo Digital, PlusNet, Sumo Digital, Twinkl and Jaywing.
Learning and teaching
Our first and second year undergraduate students are taught in the Diamond, a world class facility for engineering education opened in September 2015. Following a recent visit, Professor Fei Fei Li (director of the Stanford AI lab and Chief Scientist for Google AI) commented that “every university engineering dean worldwide should visit here”.
Our student-run software company, Genesys, was the first of its kind in the UK and our approach has now been adopted by several other universities. The Department is a member of the Institute of Coding, a £20M project funded by the UK Government to develop innovative approaches to teaching digital skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
At Masters level we offer programmes in Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Software Engineering, Software Systems and Internet Technology, and specialised programmes in Speech and Language Processing, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity & AI.
Working at the University of Sheffield
We are the only university to feature in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations to work for 2018. In our staff survey (2016) 94% of staff said they were proud to work for the University and 89% of our staff would recommend the University as an excellent place to work.
The City of Sheffield
Sheffield is a vibrant, friendly, safe city surrounded by some of the most breathtaking countryside in the UK. It has been called the UK’s greenest city. The city of Sheffield contains an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities. With a thriving cultural industries quarter and a range of city-wide events throughout the year, there is something on offer to suit everyone’s taste and interests.
Rewards and Benefits
Highly competitive pay, pension, reward and recognition opportunities linked to performance.
An extraordinary health and wellbeing offer ‘Juice’, that promotes happiness and wellbeing amongst our staff through a broad range of inclusive activities.
A comprehensive selection of benefits to suit your lifestyle needs under the umbrella of ‘The Deal’.
Access to extensive development and training opportunities, including our award-winning Sheffield Leader programme.
Award-winning equality and diversity action which enhances working life for all. 92% of staff tell us that they are treated with fairness and respect (staff survey 2016).