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No 6161

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Vol cxl No 2

pp. 57–68

Vacancies, appointments, etc.

Vacancies in the University

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

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Lectureship in Computing for the Future of the Planet in the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship to support the ongoing development of the Large Research Initiative in Computing for the Future of the Planet and to support the new M.Phil. Degree course in Advanced Computer Science. The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 October 2010.

The development of a sustainable planet is arguably one of the most important challenges facing the world this century, and computer-based tools form a crucial component of many solutions. The problem is that many of these tools do not yet exist. Computing for the Future of the Planet is a research perspective which has been created in recent years at the Computer Laboratory to address this issue. The research has explored four themes: optimal digital infrastructure; prediction and reaction; sensing and optimization; and digital alternatives to physical activities. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research in a number of these themes; they should also have the desire to tackle the long-term issues of this field rather than merely addressing the short-term ‘quick fixes’.

Research group boundaries are very flexible and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to other areas of the Laboratory’s work. The Laboratory provides an environment in which engagement between theoretical and practical aspects of Computer Science, and with industry, is encouraged.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the new M.Phil. Degree course in Advanced Computer Science. The Lecturer will also play an important role in supporting undergraduate teaching in this key area.

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The salary will be in the range of £36,532 to £46,278 a year.

Further details of the Department can be found at Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andy Hopper (email

Applications should be sent to The Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Computer Laboratory, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FD, so as to reach her by 12 noon on Monday, 30 November 2009. Applications may also be sent by email (with documents in PDF format) to Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests and future plans, and a completed application form PD18 (parts I and III only) including the names and email addresses of three referees. The provisional interview date is 18 December 2009.