Assistant/Associate Professor in Innovative Computational Methods

University of Cambridge Engineering Department

Applications are invited for a University Assistant/Associate Professor in Innovative Computational Methods. The successful candidate will join the Engineering Department's Information Engineering Division to add to its broad expertise in computational methods. Key to new advances in modern data analysis are innovations in computational methodology and algorithms. Possible areas of specialisation for the post include large-scale statistical methodology and inference, Quantum Internet and Communications, Brain-inspired Computing and High-dimensional sensing/imaging applications. The holder of this post will be well placed to start a new topic of research in the department, or to enhance an already existing area of expertise. They will be expected to contribute significantly to areas of our undergraduate teaching programme including Information, Signal Processing and Control, to our MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence, and to advance our portfolio of collaborations with other Divisions of the department, UKRI funding bodies and industry.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a small supplement to the salary range stated for this role for a five-year period.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);

  • A full publications list;

  • A statement which covers professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans (no more than two pages in total);

  • Cover letter.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6 October 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date in order to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview which is expected to take place in early 2023.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Simon Godsill (, Head of Information Engineering.

Please quote reference NM30719 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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