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Our Department: Introduction from Professor Guy BrownProf Guy Brown

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. Research in the Department is organised into a number of groups covering interests in algorithms, cybersecurity, machine learning, complex systems modelling, natural language processing, speech and hearing, verification, testing, visual computing and organisations, information & knowledge. There is substantial cross-group research activity in many areas, ensuring that research is multidisciplinary and collaborative.

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 three EPSRC fellows.

We offer 3-year and 4-year undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering, dual degrees with Mathematics and Physics, and degrees that combine computer science with management and business. We have an enviable reputation for innovative teaching methods based on enterprise, industrial projects and problem-based learning. At Masters level we run programmes in Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Software Engineering, Software Systems and Internet Technology, and a specialised programme in Speech and Language Processing. A new MSc in Data Analytics was introduced 2016 and we will introduce a MSc in Cybersecurity within the next two years.

To drive our research agenda forward, and to further support our excellence in teaching, we are 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 the Department of Computer Science

Joining us at Sheffield

Sheffield City HallThese posts are open ended and full-time.

Although these roles have been identified as full-time posts, we are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities with our staff which benefit both the individual and the University. Therefore, we would consider flexible delivery of the role subject to meeting the business needs of the post. If you wish to explore flexible working opportunities in relation to this post, please contact us. For more information, see:

The University of Sheffield is committed to achieving excellence through inclusion. The Department of Computer Science has achieved the Silver Athena SWAN award for Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine. The University of Sheffield is proud to be a Two Ticks employer:

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent reward and benefits package (‘The Deal’):The Deal logo

  • Highly competitive pay, pension, reward and recognition opportunities linked to performance.
  • Salary for Grade 7 (Learning Technologist and Software Engineer): £30,688 - 38,833 p.a with the potential to progress to £42,418 through sustained exceptional contribution, and for Grade 8 (University Teacher): £39,992 - £47,722 p.a. with potential to progress to £53,691 p.a. through sustained exceptional contribution.
  • 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).

For more information on reward and benefits visit:

How to apply

Applications should be made online via quoting the job reference number.

Informal enquiries

If you would like to talk to someone informally about this job and the recruiting department, contact:
Professor Guy Brown on or on 0114 222 1821.

If you have any administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter:
Miss Joanna Heery on or on 0114 222 1825.

If you need any support with your online application, visit: