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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence or Data Science

University of Stirling - Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: Stirling
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th October 2022
Closes: 11th December 2022
Job Ref: FAC01643

Location: Stirling Campus    

Contract type: Open ended

The Post

The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics at the University of Stirling is seeking to appoint a senior lecturer/associate professor in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science or Computer Vision on a teaching and research track as part of an exciting expansion of our division. You will support our globally diverse suite of taught courses in Computing and Data Science and help lead our internationally excellent research activities. You will provide leadership in both teaching and research.

You must have a proven track record of research and research leadership and you will be expected to generate high quality research outputs and grant income, working within our existing research teams. You will have an established research record and an international network of collaborators. Your research goals should be compatible with our core themes around data science, computer vision and AI; biological modelling; and computational mathematics and optimisation. You will be expected to provide leadership to PhD students and early career researchers and to contribute to the shaping and implementation of divisional research strategy. You will also play an active role in one of our research groups. We will also welcome applicants with high quality industrial networks and experience of collaborations with commercial organisations.

You will have experience of teaching subjects across the computing science curriculum and of supervising project students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will manage cohorts of students from around the world, providing support both online and face to face. You will support our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and help run other offerings such as micro-credentials and our graduate apprenticeship programme. You will help to develop teaching materials, support students using a variety of communication channels, create and mark assessments, and provide quality feedback. You will also contribute to the design and implementation of new taught offerings across all our channels. You will lead and develop innovative teaching practices using new technology and new patterns of delivery.

Applicants should state clearly and concisely how they satisfy the job criteria in their application letter.

Description of Duties

Senior Lecturer

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research of international standard, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students as required, providing direction, support and guidance

Associate Professor

  • Contribute to the strategic research leadership of the Faculty and to mentor, support and encourage the research and scholarship activities of colleagues within the Faculty
  • Conduct, publish and otherwise disseminate outstanding research of international standing and engage in activities to support the impact of research
  • Enhance the Faculty’s research culture by securing, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contract

Essential Criteria

Senior Lecturer

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • Evidence of success in attracting research grants/external funding and delivering on externally funded research projects

Associate Professor

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent
  • A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals to levels of outstanding international excellence and a strong REF profile
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