NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Salary
£36,382 - £51,800
Posted
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Ref
EAE/21/10925
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) at Northumbria University delivers creative teaching and conducts world-class research in our award-winning, state-of-the-art building. Located at the heart of Northumbria’s campus in the centre of the vibrant city of Newcastle, our Department is a bustling hub of innovation and talent. We are diverse and inclusive, with a strong focus on equality. We are proud of our community contributions, at local, national and international levels. The degree programmes we offer benefit from strong relationships with partners in business and industry, and our graduates are well-prepared for work or further study. Our research targets some of the biggest societal challenges, including global health and wellbeing, sustainability, safety and security, and digital living and learning. In the most recent REF exercise (REF2021) we returned 88% of eligible staff (64.4 FTE) in the Computer Science and Informatics UoA.

Working within CIS, you will offer expertise in an area of Computing that will further enhance our research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This may include the design, development and delivery of high-quality teaching activities, individual and collaborative research in order to generate high-quality academic outputs and attract external funding, and participation in activities to promote the subject area.

The Department has research strengths in areas including AI and machine learning, HCI and social computing, digital health and wellbeing, networks and cyber security, and digital approaches to learning, and we will consider high-quality applications from individuals working in any of these areas, or other areas of computer science.

However, we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with strengths in any of the following areas:

  • Data Science
  • Health and Wellbeing Informatics
  • Game Development and Game Technologies
  • Environmental Computing, Multispecies and Animal-Computer Interactions

The successful candidate must hold a first degree and be qualified to doctoral level in a relevant discipline, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. A proven ability to deliver high quality research and teaching is essential, together with a publication profile and track record of bidding for external income that is appropriate for the post.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Professor Martyn Amos (Acting Head of Department), martyn.amos@northumbria.a.uk or  Professor Nauman Aslam (nauman.aslam@northumbria.ac.uk)

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022