FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Duration of Contract: Permanent position
Salary: Principal Lecturer: (UH9) £51,799 - £61,818 pa dependent on relevant skills and experience
Location: University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield.
Applications are invited for one academic position as Reader/Principal Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire. The Department has an international reputation for teaching and research, with 66 academic staff, 60 adjunct lecturer staff, and 65 research students and postdoctoral research staff. With a history going back to 1958, the Department teaches one of the largest cohorts of students in the UK, and also delivers a thriving online computer science degree programme.
Successful candidates will join our Adaptive Systems Research Group, which:
Main duties and responsibilities
The person appointed will be expected to make a significant contribution to the development and leadership of research in Adaptive Systems with the goal of maintaining a strong focus on Robotics, including gaining research awards as Principal Investigator, the development of the research environment in the department and across the University, and publishing in peer reviewed journal articles and other internationally excellent or world-leading publications in education. To contribute to the development of, and supervise and teach on, doctoral programmes in the UK and internationally in relation to a wide spectrum of robotics and AI, especially emerging topics in AI. Possible fields include, but are not limited to:
The post holder will be expected to proactively participate in enterprise, knowledge transfer and/or research and scholarship in the school. Readers/Principal lecturers are expected to contribute to the wider academic environment, through scholarly activity, support events, and projects, including open days, outreach, extra curricula initiatives, and potentially act as a representative of the School or University at national or international fora.
Skills and experience needed
Candidates must have an evidenced track record of published, and grant-funded research in Computer Science.
With respect to teaching, the appointee will have prior experience of developing and delivering modules in Computer Science with a significant experience of operating in a UK HE Environment, or equivalent professional experience. Readers/Principal lecturers are expected to take on duties in the capacity of leader, and hence experience of academic leadership, programme leadership and line management is desirable.
Good interpersonal and presentation skills with proficiency in the English Language are essential along with the ability to manage conflicting demands and work to deadlines.
Reader/Principal Lecturer applicants must hold a First Degree and a PhD in an appropriate area of Computer Science or an equivalent, relevant postgraduate professional qualification.
Appointment to a Readership at the University of Hertfordshire
Please read the ‘University Policy and Regulations – Readerships’ document to ensure you are fully aware of the requirements on, and for the appointment of, a Reader at the University.
As this is a readership appointment the names and contact details of three academic referees of appropriate standing in the field are required, who may be approached by the University prior to interview. Please provide these in your Personal Statement.
The Appointment Panel for the post will be constituted in such a way that if the successful candidate fulfils the University's Readership criteria, then the Panel may award a Reader title to the successful applicant.
The School of Physics Engineering and Computer Science is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder, and is committed to providing a supportive environment and flexible working arrangements. The university also provides an onsite childcare facility and child-centred holiday clubs. Staff work with the university values, which are: Friendly, Ambitious, Collegial, Enterprising, and Student focused.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Simon Trainis, Head, Department of Computer Science by email: S.A.Trainis@herts.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 6 December 2021
Interview Date: 20 January 2022
Reference Number: 032595
Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts
Apply online at https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/careers-at-herts
|Salary:||£51,799 to £61,818 pa dependent on relevant skills and experience|
|Placed On:||1st November 2021|
|Closes:||6th December 2021|
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