Lecturer in Computer Science

Aston University - Engineering & Applied Science

Grade: Grade 08 and Grade 9

Interview Date: Thursday 13 April 2017

Aston University is consistently ranked as one of the top Universities in the UK for engineering-related disciplines, both for teaching and research. Our research strengths are concentrated in selected areas, are often multidisciplinary in nature and are designed to develop solutions to practical problems. We were ranked 9th in the UK for Computer Science in The Guardian league table for 2017 and 2nd in the UK for teaching quality by the Times Higher Education.

We intend to appoint a lecturer to strengthen the expanding research and teaching activities of the Computer Science Subject Group within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Applications are welcome from excellent, dynamic, team-oriented candidates from the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and candidates will be expected to identify how their own research complements our existing research profile. 

You will have a relevant PhD and be capable of making significant contributions to our research activities, including the attraction of external research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to join the Aston Interactive Media (AIM) Lab and Human Computer Interaction Research Group. Joining, collaborating with and further developing our other existing research groups – which include the System Analytics Research Institute (SARI), Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering (ALICE), Nonlinearity and Complexity Research Group (NCRG), Computing Education Research Group and the Semantics, Knowledge and Data Lab – in multidisciplinary projects will be strongly encouraged.

Candidates will be expected to have experience of delivering industrially relevant HCI-focused consultancy and training to external organisations and will be expected to contribute to securing and delivering such activities within the AIM Lab.

All our Computer Science staff are fully integrated in delivering our mainstream computing programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels and you will be expected to deliver excellence in your teaching (both on campus and for our distance learning programmes) as well as developing your research profile. You will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects and engage with external individuals and groups, such as contributing to summer schools and other outreach activities.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from women seeking to progress their academic careers.  Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

The proposed starting date is in September 2017, but there is scope for flexibility.

For further information, please contact the Director of the Aston Interactive Media (AIM) Lab, Dr. Joanna Lumsden on +44 (0)121 204 3470 or j.lumsden@aston.ac.uk.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online. 

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