Professor of Theoretical Computer Science

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7244984 (Ref.No. EPSCP1154)
Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

The School of Computing at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked academic department (top 10 in the UK REF2021) with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in our teaching. There are currently around 45 members of academic staff, and we are now expanding to create new academic positions.

As part of this expansion, we are looking to appoint a new colleague at Professor level for a new permanent (tenure equivalent) post in the School in any area of Algorithms and Complexity. 

We are seeking an academic with a track record of research excellence that aligns with the School’s Algorithms and Complexity Research Theme, and, in particular that has research expertise at the interface of Discrete Mathematics and algorithmic aspects of Theoretical Computer Science. You will also need to make a strong contribution to our teaching and to the delivery of an exceptional student experience.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise to build bridges between our research thematic areas (see Faculty and School section below) contributing to multidisciplinary activity within and beyond the School.

Opportunities exist for teaching across a wide range of the undergraduate taught postgraduate Computer Science syllabus in Leeds, overseas in our partner universities, and our fully- online programmes. 

You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and student education, with demonstrable evidence to provide guidance, combined with the ability to provide academic leadership. 

As a member of the School of Computing, you will be part, of a vibrant and diverse community, offering flexible working and support for the continued academic development of our faculty.

You will be expected to align with the University’s new 10-year strategy: University Values and Global Change ( and our institutional values: collaboration, compassion, inclusivity and integrity.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Kristina Vušković, Professor of Algorithms and Combinatorics

Email: [email protected] 


Professor Dillon Mayhew, Professor of Theoretical Computer Science

Email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Computing
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Salary:  Competitive
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 15 May 2024
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 June 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSCP1154

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.