Professors in Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Computer Games/Graphics and Visualisation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Systems & Software Engineering (2 posts)

Edge Hill University - Computer Science

Number of Positions: 2

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our staff and students.

About You

An excellent communicator and effective leader, you will demonstrate strong team building skills and inspire others through your enthusiasm and passion for your subject. You will have the ability to provide academic leadership in research coupled with very strong entrepreneurship skills and experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A strong publication record, successful track record of income generation and experience of supervising doctoral students are all essential as is the ability to contribute to the research mentoring of staff.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint two Professors to lead activity in the areas of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Computer Games/Graphics, Robotics, AI, Cyber Security or Systems & Software Engineering. You will strengthen the Department’s presence and reputation and will complement existing areas of expertise in disruptive technologies, data analytics and visualisation. The successful applicants will contribute to the teaching of UG and/or PG programmes, lead the Department’s research activity, and contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department. 

Specifically, applications are welcomed from candidates with specialist knowledge in any of the following areas:

  • Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality
  • Computer games, computer graphics, computer visualisation
  • Security, network Security, cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence, robotics
  • Systems & software engineering with potential interests in the areas of e-health, m-health, digital health, complex systems, disruptive technologies, cyber physical systems, embedded systems


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, opportunity for corporate healthcare and an environment in which you can make a difference.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). To support your wellbeing you are able to enjoy a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, book an appointment with our onsite hairdresser, have your car valeted, or get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film on one of our Film Nights.

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts and Sciences at

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