As part of its strategic development, the Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Lecturer in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, starting January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful applicant for this post is a computer scientist who will undertake research in the area of Robotics and/or Autonomous Systems. They will be assigned to teach on modules related to robotics autonomous systems on postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Informatics, and will be expected to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
Accordingly, the successful applicant will have knowledge and awareness of current research and practical challenges in robotics and autonomous systems. The Department seeks to broaden and deepen its current strengths in this area, so candidates engaged in research and teaching that add to the expertise of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably. Topics of interest particularly include, but are not limited to, intelligent robots, motion, path or task planning, vision and sensory processing for robotics, machine learning in robotics, robust AI techniques for robotics, human-robot interaction, industrial applications of autonomous systems, robot control architectures, and also areas related to robotics ethics and social good.
The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join the most relevant group, will be expected to contribute to the Trusted Autonomous Systems Hub, and contribute to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence. Research collaboration across research groups, departmental hubs and with other Departments in the Faculty and across the College is strongly encouraged.
Our staff and students come from all over the world, and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged with a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core hours policy, the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. The Department of Informatics is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area, an excellent publication record, and the ability to attract research funding. It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the further development of the research standing of the Department of Informatics, and to make a full contribution to teaching and administrative activities.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
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