Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Learning for Autonomous Systems)

University of Lincoln - College of Science - School of Computer Science

Lecturer Salary: £32,004+
Senior Lecturer Salary: £37,075+

We seek to appoint a permanent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with established research expertise in Learning for Autonomous Systems or a related field. You should hold a PhD or be near to completion, and should be able to demonstrate a good track record in these research fields. Once in post, you are expected to develop your own research portfolio, acquire external funding, publish in the highest quality journals and conferences, contribute to real-world applications with positive impacts on the wider society and economy, and to conduct, direct and supervise research in line with the targets set by the School.

You 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 fields such as personal robotics, agri-food, healthcare, security, and intelligent transportation. The L-CAS is one of the fastest growing robotics groups in the UK. 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 leading robotics labs. Your research interests will form an integral part of a new research focus on Learning for Autonomous Systems, working together with the newly appointed Professor of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems.

As a successful candidate, your research areas should be focused on applying machine learning techniques, such as (but not limited to) reinforcement learning, learning from demonstration, deep learning or Bayesian methods, to robotics and autonomous systems with applications such as (but not limited to) dexterous manipulation, humanoid robots, human-robot collaboration, swarm robotics or autonomous driving.

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, and to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning.

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln has scored highly in the recent independent performance measures of UK university computing departments; in the top 20% for student satisfaction (NSS 2015), the top 50 for research excellence in its publications (REF 2014) and approximately 10% above the sector average for graduate employability (DLHE 2014).

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact either Prof Gerhard Neumann (Professor of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems, gerineumann@gmail.com), Prof Tom Duckett (Director of L-CAS, tduckett@lincoln.ac.uk) or Dr Kevin Jacques (Acting Head of School, kjacques@lincoln.ac.uk).

To apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/

If you have any queries please email jobs@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence.

Closing date: 3rd November 2016

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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