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Lecturer in Interactive Robotics

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £39,992 to £47,722
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd July 2018
Closes: 27th August 2018
Job Ref: STM0931

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with established expertise in the broad areas of robotics and human-machine interaction.

The successful candidate should have a strong research and teaching background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Robotics and autonomous systems, including people-centric robotic systems, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-physical systems.
  • Interaction design, specifically relating to teams of robots and humans
  • Artificial intelligence, including machine learning and data analytics techniques, computer vision, and deep learning systems.
  • Human Machine Interaction, including human-computer interactions, socially assistive robotics, and interactions with intelligent systems.

As Lecturer in Interactive Robotics you will:

  • Supervise postgraduate research students and contribute towards the establishment of research infrastructure in the School.
  • Have excellent teaching as evidenced by student feedback and teaching observations.
  • Contribute to curriculum and programme developments in line with the School strategy.
  • Develop independent research in a relevant area, and appropriate collaborations with external academic and industrial partners.
  • Contribute to the research activities of the Group and the School;
  • Produce high-quality outputs in line with the research strategy and expectations of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, and apply for external research funding;
  • Contribute to the development of our courses and to promote research-informed teaching;
  • Be committed to the provision of equal opportunities and to the delivery of digital media modules to a diverse body of students;

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in the relevant area.
  • Expert knowledge in relevant research areas, such as Robotics, AI, or HCI.
  • A track record of international research publications in relevant area.

The School of Engineering & Digital Arts is part of the Faculty of Sciences and prides itself on offering excellent teaching in an environment which is also supporting world-class research in the subject areas in which we teach. We have an excellent track record of achievement in teaching, in research, and in enterprise-led activity, and we maintain strong working contacts with Academic and Industrial Organisations within the UK, in Europe, and worldwide.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27 August 2018
Interviews are to be held: Thursday 4 October 2018

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: STM0931

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered. If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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