UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Robotics

Location
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Salary
£34,304 - £39,739 per annum.
Posted
28 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2021
Ref
COS657A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School of Computer Science

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £34,304 per annum
This post is full time and permanent at 1.0 FTE
Closing Date:   Sunday 24 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  COS657A

Lecturer salary from: £34,304 per annum

Senior Lecturer salary from: £39,739 per annum

The University of Lincoln is an ambitious higher education institution. 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 part in achieving this success through pursuing a blend of fundamental, applied and interdisciplinary research; particular strengths are 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 a tenured/permanent 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), the university’s cross-disciplinary centre for robotics research, comprising academics not only from the school of Computer Science, but also from the School of Engineering and the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology. L-CAS 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, space robotics and service robotics. L-CAS is the university’s largest research centre and among the most successful robotics groups in the UK, participating in many 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, nationally and internationally. Following significant investment into the robotics area, L-CAS boasts several robotics labs across the university with a large stock of state-of-the-art robots, as well as sensing and computing equipment.  

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, irrespective of 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 Prof Marc Hanheide at mhanheide@lincoln.ac.uk.