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Chair in Systems Safety

University of York - Department of Computer Sciences

Location: York
Salary: Commensurate with experience on the professorial scale (current minimum £71,337)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 12879

As part of a significant further investment in Computer Science, the University of York is seeking to appoint an internationally excellent Chair in Systems Safety to join the leadership team of a new and ambitious Centre focusing on the safety of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (AI). York has pioneered systems safety for decades, and is now at the forefront of research into the safety of AI and machine learning (ML), particularly in support of autonomous systems and robotics.

Female candidates, and candidates who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, are strongly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented in senior academic roles at the University.

You will join a vibrant, high-performing and collaborative team where you will play a pivotal role in our long-term success, and build on York’s strong track record and international standing in systems safety. We are looking for someone with a deep commitment to -and track record of- making real-world impact while working in a multidisciplinary team, where we value open and clear communications.  Alongside your academic achievements, we are looking for someone with significant experience of research leadership, and of securing major investments. 

As part of your role you will:

  • Work with external partners to deliver impact and facilitate uptake of research by industry, regulators and policy makers - with support to trial and embed novel models for delivery
  • Lead and carry out internationally outstanding and industrially-relevant research
  • Identify and secure external funding for innovation activities
  • Contribute to teaching, including continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Take on a leadership role in a new Centre, working alongside experienced colleagues

Over the last few years, we have secured over £40M of investment for strategic and linked activities including: the Assuring Autonomy International Programme, the Institute for Safe Autonomy, and most recently the UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in the lifelong safety assurance of AI-enabled autonomous systems.  We invite you to join our growing team in its exciting next phase.

Closing date: 07/01/2024
Interview date: 31/01/2024

For informal enquiries: please contact Paul Ellison (HR Recruitment Adviser) paul.ellison@york.ac.uk.

This role is part of a number of senior academic appointments we are making as a department. Please see features.york.ac.uk/computer-science-professorial-jobs for all our roles.

For further information on the Department of Computer Science please visit; www.cs.york.ac.uk.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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