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Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

University of Aberdeen - School of Natural and Computing Sciences

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £51,630 to £58,089 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th April 2019
Closes: 9th June 2019
Job Ref: NCS142A

Computing Science at Aberdeen has a well-established track record of internationally leading research. We have 16 members of staff, 11 post-doctoral research fellows, and 40 PhD students. We have a strong and broad funding portfolio based around our two themes, with nearly £4M in funding over the past five years from research councils, charities, the EU, and industry. In REF2014, the department was ranked 16th in the UK in terms of research intensity, with 75% of our outputs ranked as 3* or 4*. Much of our research is interdisciplinary in nature, reflecting our involvement with, and funding from, the RCUK Digital Economy theme; most notable of which was the award of a Digital Economy Hub (2009-2015).

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is looking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science with research interests in explainable AI or related areas such as human/machine collaboration, or accountability, transparency and trust in AI systems. The applicant will strengthen the department’s expertise in these areas, and should ideally have experience in both the theory and application of such systems, in order to build on existing interdisciplinary collaborations in domains including healthcare, transportation and energy.

The successful candidate will also be expected to teach on a broad range of computing science lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials, and undertake administrative duties as necessary.

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate an excellent research profile, as evidenced by publications in leading academic conferences and journals. Candidates will also have the potential for sustaining a funded research programme at the University of Aberdeen. Candidates should demonstrate a sustained track record of successful grant applications, research student supervision and undergraduate/taught postgraduate teaching; they must be able to demonstrate their potential for sustaining a funded research programme at the University of Aberdeen and be familiar with the UK funding landscape.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630- £58,089 per annum). The placement on the scale is negotiable according to qualifications and experience.  

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 June 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Peter Edwards, Head of School

01224 274078

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Edwards

Please quote reference number NCS142A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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