[ecoop-info] Reader (Associate Professor) Position in Programming Languages at the University of Kent

Stefan Marr ecoop at stefan-marr.de
Wed Mar 24 16:06:54 CET 2021

We are seeking to appoint a Reader in Computing in our Programming Languages and Systems research group based at our Canterbury campus, University of Kent.

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Closing date for applications: 30 April 2021

The Programming Languages and Systems (PLAS) research group spans the breadth and depth of practical and theoretical aspects of programming languages and system building related to languages. Our work goes across paradigms (imperative, object-oriented, functional, logic) and is complemented by our systems research in concurrency, relaxed memory, verified compilation, verification, language prototypes, garbage collection, and tools. All our work is linked by a shared vision of the power and impact of programming languages on the rest of Computer Science. The PLAS group at Kent has a long history of contributions to the field and continues to be a hotbed of programming language research in the South East of England:

The School of Computing [1] is a welcoming, supportive, and diverse environment whose commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN [2] award. We are keen to enhance the balanced, inclusive and diverse nature of the community within our School and would particularly encourage female candidates to apply for these posts.

We are committed to delivering high quality research and education. The School’s five broad research areas are Programming Languages and Systems; Computer Security; Computational Intelligence; and Data Science. Full details can be found at: https://www.kent.ac.uk/computing/research.

The School of Computing is based in Canterbury, and the University of Kent has specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris. Overlooking the city centre, and with 125 nationalities represented, the Canterbury campus has a very cosmopolitan feel. Canterbury is a small city that retains parts of its medieval walls (with Roman foundations). Famous for its heritage (Canterbury Cathedral; Chaucer’s Tales; etc), Canterbury is a vibrant community and UNESCO World Heritage site whose culture and leisure facilities are enhanced by hosting three universities. The city and surrounding region combines an attractive and affordable environment, excellent schools, and fast transport links to London and mainland Europe.

[1] https://cs.kent.ac.uk/
[2] http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/

Stefan Marr
School of Computing, University of Kent

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