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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Computer Science (Robotics - Autonomous Systems)

University of Lincoln - School of Computer Science

Location: Lincoln
Salary: £33,199 + per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2019
Closes: 7th August 2019
Job Ref: COS657

Interview Date:   Monday 02 September 2019

Lecturer salary from £33,199 per annum
Senior Lecturer salary from £38,460 per annum

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln has scored highly in the recent independent performance measures of UK university computing departments; in the top quarter for student satisfaction (NSS 2018), the top 50 for research excellence in its publications (REF 2014) and well above the sector average for graduate employability (DLHE).

We seek to appoint a permanent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with established research expertise in Robotics and Autonomous Systems or a related field.  You should hold a PhD or be near to completion, and should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record in these research fields. Once in post, you are expected to contribute to the School's teaching activities, and to develop your own research portfolio, which includes acquiring external funding, supervising postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, publishing in the highest quality journals and conferences, contributing to real-world applications with positive impacts on the wider society and economy, and conducting, directing and supervising research in line with the targets set by the School.  

You will be a key part of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS), which specialises in the integration of perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction capabilities in autonomous systems, and the application of this research in domains including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics, and service robotics. The L-CAS is one of the fastest growing robotics groups in the UK, participating in a large number of collaborative research projects with other academic and industry partners, funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020, among others. Researchers from this centre also collaborate closely with other areas including the University’s recently established research institutes in Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) and of Health (LIH), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), which are focussed on ensuring real-world impact in those application domains. We provide a highly-dynamic inter-disciplinary research environment with a broad range of collaboration opportunities and a large variety of robots to work with.

We are looking to recruit new people – from early careers researchers to senior professionals - who share our ambition to become one of the world’s leading robotics labs. We would welcome applications from new areas that complement our existing research specialisms.  You will be expected to take an active part in the activities of the School of Computer Science, to contribute to its teaching activity at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including especially the new MSc programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Centre for Doctoral Training, and to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact either Prof Tom Duckett (Director of L-CAS, or Prof Luc Bidaut (Head of School,

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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