School of Informatics

Academic vacancies - ICSA

The School of Informatics is seeking to appoint a number of academic staff across a variety of research areas within the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA).

Candidates interested in more than one position should apply to the one they feel most suited to while mentioning the interest in the other position(s) in the supporting statement (cover letter) of their application. Candidates will be considered for positions other than the one they applied to, depending on fit as determined by the selection panel.

The candidates appointed for these positions will be based in the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA), one of the six research institutes within the School of Informatics. Research in ICSA focuses on all aspects of systems including architecture, networking, compilers, systems software, applied databases and security.

ICSA website


Candidates who are interested in more than one position should apply for the one they feel they are most suited to and mention their other interests in their supporting statement.

We currently have one position available however may wish to recruit to additional positions in the case of exceptional applicants. Additionally, in the case of an exceptional applicant, an appointment may be available as a Senior Lecturer or Reader (Grade UE09). Job descriptions for each level are outlined in the job advert. The level of appointment would be determined by the selection panel following the interview in Edinburgh in early 2019.

Research excellence

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other university in the UK in the REF 2014 assessment for computer science and informatics.

The School is the largest Informatics academic community in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. It comprises more than 130 academic staff, over 125 postdoctoral researchers and more than 500 postgraduate research students. It is based in the modern, purpose-built, Informatics Forum, in Edinburgh city centre and adjacent to the new built Bayes Centre, the university's innovation hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Research in Informatics

Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA)

ICSA website

The Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA) is one of the six research institutes within the School of Informatics and pursues research on design and engineering of software (programming languages, compilers, run-times, network protocols and algorithms) and hardware (processors, memory systems, interconnects) components of computer systems to support current and future applications. Current research thrusts in ICSA include compilers, architecture, storage systems, parallel and distributed systems, wireless and data centre networks, dependable systems, mobile computing, and IoT systems. ICSA is home to 13 faculty, 10 research fellows and postdoctoral researchers and over 50 PhD students, and they regularly publish at top-tier venues. ICSA is an ARM Centre of Excellence and has collaborative projects and licensing arrangements with global industrial leaders. ICSA faculty participate in the Alan Turing Institute (the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence) and multiple EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training.

ICSA is primarily concerned with the architecture and engineering of future computing systems. Our research groups include:

and we have growing links to the School's

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