SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

           Assistant/Associate Professors in Computer Science (Two posts)

Background Information
Further information is available on the web as follows:
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus -
The University of Nottingham -
School of Computer Science & IT -

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
The development of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is a fundamental part of
the University’s vision to become a truly global university for the 21st century and beyond. It
is the first ever branch campus of a UK University abroad, earning the University the
distinction of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the field of international achievement – the
first award of its kind to an academic institution. The first students were admitted to the
Malaysia Campus in September 2000 when courses in Business and Management, Electrical
and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and IT were offered.

The Malaysia Campus has recently moved to a new purpose-built campus on a 101 acre site
near Semenyih, 30km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre. The campus has been designed to
reflect the attributes of University Park Campus in Nottingham and occupies a scenic position
overlooking green hills. It is close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and has easy
access to Kuala Lumpur. It is also close to Cyberjaya, the Silicon Valley of Malaysia and
Putrajaya, the new administrative capital of Malaysia.

The construction of the new campus at Semenyih has allowed the introduction of a broader
range of degree programmes, including laboratory intensive programmes like Mechanical,
Chemical and Civil Engineering, Pharmacy and Plant Biotechnology. There will be further
expansion of the Semenyih Campus over the next few years, which is designed to increase the
overall capacity and to enhance the research facilities.

The “Semenyih Campus” opened in August 2005 and teaching started there in September
2005. The campus provides a high quality living environment for students in addition to state-
of–the-art teaching and learning facilities.  Over 2600 students are currently studying on

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Established from the beginning of the UNMC venture, the School of Computer Science, within
the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, continues to attract students to its BSc
(Hons) degrees in Computer Science, Computer Science & Management Studies and
Computing & Information Systems. Computer Science at the Malaysia Campus is a fully
integrated part of the School in Nottingham and the programmes offered at the Malaysia
Campus are the same as those offered at Nottingham. Professor Andrzej Bargiela, Director of
Computer Science at the Malaysia Campus is the line-manager for this appointment.

In addition to the undergraduate courses students are registered for MPhil and PhD degrees
and many of the current staff are actively involved in research. The overarching research
theme of Intelligent Decision Support has close links to and complements the research
portfolio of the research activity in the School in Nottingham.

The School benefits from the Faculty support for mathematics teaching, and technical and
administrative support.
The School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham

The School is an internationally established institution pursuing leading edge research in areas
such as automated scheduling, mixed reality, interactive media and foundations of
programming. The School received the excellent grade of 5 for the quality of its research at
the last Research Assessment Exercise in 2001.

Its activities are organized through 4 successful research groups:

   Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning
   Foundations of Programming
   Interactive Media
   Vision and Image Processing

Further information is available about each of the research groups at the School’s website:

                              SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Job Title:            Assistant/Associate Professors in Computer Science (Two posts)

Contract Status:      This post will be offered on contract with the University of Nottingham in

Salary:               Assistant Professor: up to RM6000 per month.
                      Associate Professor: up to RM9000 per month.

Location:             The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus - School of Computer

Responsible to:       Professor A Bargiela, Director of Academic Programmes in Computer
                      Science, Malaysia Campus.

Job Outline:

To lead and participate in the teaching and development of the Computer Science courses
provided at the Malaysia Campus, and to contribute to the research activity in Computer

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

   To make a contribution to Computer Science courses taught at the Malaysia Campus as
    requested by the Director of Studies.

   To contribute and assist in curriculum development and in reviewing the existing portfolio
    of course modules.

   To undertake personal research and scholarly activities contributing to the School’s and
    Faculty’s research profile.

   To facilitate students’ learning through teaching, guidance and counselling.

   To evaluate students’ learning and progress through appropriate assessment processes.

   To supervise students’ scholarship and research activities.

   To undertake administrative duties, as required, to support the activities of the School,
    Faculty and University.

   Any other duties appropriate to this post as required by the Director of Academic
    Programmes in Computer Science, Malaysia Campus.
Person Specification
                  Essential                             Desirable
 Qualifications/ PhD in Computer Science or a           Membership of appropriate
 Experience       related area.                         professional organisations.
 Knowledge/       Communication and teaching skills.    Postgraduate Certificate in Higher
 Skills/          Research ability in Computer          Education (PGCHE) or equivalent.
 Training         Science.
                  Organisational ability.
 Experience       Experience in presenting and          Postdoctoral experience including:
                  examining University level courses    - collaborations with commerce
                  in Computer Science.                     and industry.
                  Teaching experience across a range    - Research grant funding.
                  of Computer Science subject areas.
                  Substantial research track record.
 Other            Keen to work with students and
                  assist their learning process.
                  A good communicator.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor A Bargiela, tel: +60 (0)3 89248137 or

Please quote ref. UNIM/05.                             Closing date: 8 August 2008.

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