Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Machine Learning & Computational Neuroscience

University of Sheffield – Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering

Salary for Grade 8 (Lecturer): £39,324 - £46,924 per annum with potential to progress to £52,793 through sustained exceptional contribution, and for Grade 9 (Senior Lecturer/Reader): £49,772-£55,998 per annum with potential to progress to £64,894.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader post in Machine Learning & Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield. Working in the Department of Computer Science, you will join our internationally respected Machine Learning Group.

The Department of Computer Science is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy following our strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, in which we were ranked 5th out of 89 computer science departments in the UK.

We are seeking candidates with an international track record in the development of new machine learning methodologies both in theory and practice. Applications with interests in the interface between machine learning and Computational Neuroscience are particularly welcome.

You will conduct research to the highest standards. This will include securing research funding, publishing in high impact journals, supervision of research students and assisting on research project management.

As a teacher, you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes in machine learning and other topics in computer science

Additionally, a Senior Lecturer/Reader will carry out a significant departmental, Faculty and/or University administrative role to a high standard, maintain substantial international recognition through an extensive range of professional activities and act in senior roles within the Department/Faculty/University, providing leadership and direction for other University colleagues as appropriate.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area (or equivalent experience). Additionally, those appointed to Senior Lecturer/Reader will need to demonstrate experience of obtaining externally funded research grants as well as evidence of supervising postgraduate students.