[ecoop-info] Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Position in Computer Science at Leicester

M.R. Mousavi m.r.mousavi at hh.se
Fri Oct 18 21:38:06 CEST 2019

Lecturer in Informatics / Computer Science

University of Leicester

College of Science and Engineering

School of Informatics

Salary Grade 8 - £40,322 to £49,553 per annum

Closing date: 14 November 2019


About the School of Informatics

The University of Leicester is ranked one of the top 200 universities in
the world and top 25 in the UK according to the Times Higher Education
(THE) World University Rankings 2020. Informatics is a School focussed on
excellence in everything we do. Working hard together, our ambitious staff
and students work in cooperation to deliver research, teaching and learning
of the highest quality. The School provides a rich and culturally diverse
environment where both students and staff can thrive in a demanding yet
cooperative and friendly atmosphere.

In research, the School’s vision is to conduct internationally-leading
discovery-led research in our research areas of core expertise in Applied
Algorithms and AI, Foundations of Computer Science, Interaction Design and
Evaluation of Socio-Technical Systems, Software Modelling and Evolution and
Verification and Validation. These areas support interdisciplinary, applied
and industrial research in the cross-cutting theme of “Data-Driven
Application Engineering (DADA)”.

We also aim to apply the outcomes of our research to the benefit of the
economy and society. Under the overarching DADA theme, the School currently
prioritizes two cross-cutting research sub-themes, namely Trustworthy and
reliable autonomous systems and Biomedical informatics. The school has
research links with the Leicester Institute for Space and Earth Observation
and the Leicester Institute for Precision Medicine, and is affiliated with
the College of Science and Engineering’s Centre for AI and Data Analytics.

The excellence of the School’s research has been confirmed in the last two
national research assessment exercises (in 2008 and 2014). In each
exercise, 95% of our research was judged to be of international quality,
65% was judged to be internationally leading, and over 20% of our research
outputs world-leading.

In teaching, we aim to deliver an outstanding student experience, with a
wide range of modern undergraduate and postgraduate programmes along with
doctoral research, all responsive to a competitive and rapidly changing
discipline. Our teaching is founded on strong pedagogical principles,
together with a unique approach to staff/student engagement and active

About the Role

We will consider all candidates whose research focuses on one or more of
the following areas:

- Cyber-physical systems
- Human Computer Interaction
- Machine Learning and AI
- Optimisation algorithms and Operations Research
- Software Engineering for Autonomous Systems
- Data Science

In this role you will conduct high-level research teaching whilst
generating funding through grants, consultancy and knowledge transfer
activities. You will give lectures, seminars and tutorials, especially in
areas across the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. Your
research will result in significant contributions to papers in leading
international conferences and journals, whilst helping to build your
relationships with external partners to support knowledge transfer and
impact outside academia.

The main emphasis for selection will be on research excellence, but the
role also includes the development and delivery of excellent and innovative
teaching in the respective areas as well as contributions to the
administration and management of the School. You will work in a very
supportive environment with research and teaching mentoring. At the heart
of the UK, the University of Leicester is a research-intensive university.
Different areas of activity are balanced by a departmental workload model
to ensure fair and transparent balance between staff and different areas of

There are two full time, open ended positions available.

About You

In addition to being engaged in innovative learning and teaching that
engages and inspires students, you will already have an established
reputation for research, with a strong record of publications (appropriate
to your level of experience) in peer reviewed journals and conferences of
substantial international standing. You will have excellent networking
skills which you use to seek out opportunities for collaboration and
citizenship, both internally and externally. You will also be able to
demonstrate the ability to generate external funding through research
grants, contracts or other sources. Finally, you will have a track record
of engaging with a range of communities related to your research and
teaching interests, including external organisations and companies.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Lu Liu, Head of School of
Informatics on +44 (0)116 252 3813 or l.liu at leicester.ac.uk

To apply for this position, please see:

We anticipate that interviews will take place in late November or early
December 2019.

About Leicester

Leicester is an ambitious and leading University committed to international
excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational
teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and
celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built
on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for
discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into
our research culture, and to create an environment in which both
disciplinary and interdisciplinary excellence thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is
committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity.
We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a
generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre,
our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully
equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information
regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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