Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Understandable Autonomous Systems

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
09 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Since 1957, when Glasgow became the first university in Scotland to have an electronic computer, we have built a reputation for the excellence of our Computing Science research and our graduates. Today, our School of Computing Science is one of the foremost in the UK, setting itself the highest standards in research, and research-led learning and teaching.   In the UK's 2014 independent research exercise, we were judged equal 16th amongst UK computer science departments, and rated top in Scotland for research impact with 68% of our impact judged world-leading and 32% internationally excellent.

The School is creating a research theme in Understandable Autonomous Systems: Ethics, Transparency and Trust that will explore impending challenges for computational services and algorithms.

Multiple positions are available at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader level (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor), subject to eligibility. The job purpose is to develop, lead and sustain research of international standard; to actively engage in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and to play a role in developing and executing School strategy, management and organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a prestigious Russell Group University ranked joint 69th in the world and the first UK University to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Research & Teaching Grade, level 7/8/9, £35,210 - £39,610 / £43,266 - £50,132 / £51,630 - £58,089 per annum.

If appointed at grade 7/8 you will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide a vehicle for you to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

As part of your application you should submit a cover letter which should include (i) a one-page research statement outlining your vision for research, together with a link to your Google scholar page, and (ii) a one-page teaching statement outlining what you think matters for teaching. It is the School’s standard practice to invite selected candidates to visit the School to provide a lecture and meet academic staff.

Please see the following link for more information, including how to apply:

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

It is the School’s standard practice to invite selected candidates to visit the School to provide a lecture and meet academic staff.  You are therefore strongly encouraged to discuss your application with the relevant contact at the earliest opportunity.

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Closing Date: 31 March 2019