Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Lincoln, Lincolnshire (GB)
From £33,797 per annum
Monday, 10 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Contract Type

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Robotics & Autonomous Systems
School of Computer Science
Location:  Lincoln 
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
These post are full time at 1 FTE
Closing Date:   Sunday 13 September 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 21 October 2020 
Reference:  COS236B
Lecturer Salary - from £33,797 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Senior Lecturer Salary - from £39,152 per annum (pro rata for part time)

The University of Lincoln is an ambitious higher education institution among the UK's top UK top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2020. The University was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, a nationwide assessment of teaching quality across UK higher education institutions. It is also committed to growing student numbers using new partnerships with external organizations and innovative forms of programme delivery.

The School of Computer Science has played a key contributing part in achieving this success. 

The School earned its top-ranking at the most recent independent performance measures of UK guide 2020 by the Guardian: league table for computer science & information for student satisfaction, research excellence, and graduate employability. The School of pursues a blend of fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research and has particular strengths in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and Human-Computer Interaction. 

The School of Computer Science seeks to appoint a permanent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) with established research expertise in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.  You should hold a PhD or be near to completion and should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record in these research fields. Once in post, you are expected to contribute to the School's teaching activities, and to develop your own research portfolio, which includes acquiring external funding, supervising postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, publishing in the highest quality journals and conferences, contributing to real-world applications with positive impacts on the wider society and economy, and conducting, directing and supervising research in line with the targets set by the School. 

The successful candidate will be a key part of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS), which specialises in the integration of perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction capabilities in autonomous systems, and the application of this research in domains including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics, and service robotics. L-CAS is one of the most successful robotics groups in the UK, participating in a large number of collaborative research projects with other academic and industry partners, funded by the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020, among others. We provide a highly-dynamic inter-disciplinary research environment with a broad range of collaboration opportunities and a large variety of robots to work with. 

 We are looking to recruit new people – from early careers researchers to senior professionals - who share our ambition to become one of the world’s great robotics labs. We would welcome applications from new areas that complement our existing research specialisms, such as (but not limited to): robotic manipulation and grasping, mobile manipulation, fleet robotics, robot learning, haptics, etc.  You will be expected to take an active part in the activities of the School of Computer Science, to contribute to its teaching activity at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including especially the MSc programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Centre for Doctoral Training, and to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning.

The University is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality. We are encouraging talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here. All appointments are made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified female academics as they are currently under-represented in positions within the School.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact either Prof Tom Duckett (Director of L-CAS, tduckett@lincoln.ac.uk), Prof Marc Hanheide (Deputy Director of L-CAS, mhanheide@lincoln.ac.uk) or Dr Salah Al-Majeed (Acting Head of the School of Computer Science, salmajeed@lincoln.ac.uk). 

We are an equal opportunities employer, celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of back ground or experience.