Assistant Professor in Computer Science (COMP22-5)

£34304 - £50296 per annum
15 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2022
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing date 7 February 2022 at Midnight (UK)

Enthusiastic individuals are sought to make a major contribution to the Department's activities in research and teaching in any area in the strongly inter-disciplinary area of Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems (AIHS). The AIHS research group covers research relating artificial intelligence centred around human needs and aspirations. We welcome candidates wishing to work in applied, cross-disciplinary, human-facing artificial intelligence (AI), adaptation and personalisation, machine behaviour, bias in AI, data analytics, natural language processing, human-centred computing, data science, machine & deep learning, AI-driven human-computer interaction, with application areas such as business, law, ethics, web, e-*, education, augmented-, virtual- and extended reality.

Further exciting areas we encourage applicants in include Affective Computing, Trustworthy Autonomous Systems and Mixed Reality. These areas entail innovative applications as well as augmentations of the current technologies and approaches such as multisensory automatic emotion recognition, conversational agents and holographic AI. Societal impacts are significant, benefiting people of different ages and backgrounds. Realising such impacts effectively aligns with the values upheld by Durham.

Furthermore, the post-holder will benefit from collaborating with a wide array of scholars working on AI, ML and Human Systems aspects within their own subjects, for example we have active collaborations with the School of Education, the Business School, and the Department of Theology and Religion.

The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) unit, and the Institute for Data Science (IDAS) provide additional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidates will have the ability and desire to collaborate with leading scholars in the inter-related disciplines of Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems and to work towards wider societal impact of their research work.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at www.dur.ac.uk/computer.science