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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor in Digital Health (Multiple Posts)

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £45,585 to Professorial
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 5th February 2024
Job Ref: 1310-23/1311-23/1312-23

Interview date: See each individual advert

1312-23 Lecturer in Digital Health (2 posts) - Jobs at Lancaster University (lancs.ac.uk)

1311-23 Senior Lecturer in Digital Health (2 posts) - Jobs at Lancaster University (lancs.ac.uk)

1310-23 Professor in Digital Health - Jobs at Lancaster University (lancs.ac.uk)

The School of Computing and Communications (SCC) is growing and we are seeking to appoint five new academic members of staff including two lecturers (assistant professors), two senior lecturers (associate professors) and a professor (full professor) to join us in a new initiative to help create and study the next generation of digital health and well-being devices. We are particularly interested in digital health devices relating to human augmentation, assistive technologies, sensing for health and wellbeing, secure health systems, digital health AI and digital health twins.

You should be computer scientists with a track record of achievement in research, teaching and engagement relating to devices or digital health. You should have a compelling vision for future research and teaching and for the impact they expect their work to have. Experience of developing and/or deploying novel devices in real-world health and well-being settings is particularly welcome. 

Research, teaching and a collegiate approach are all crucial to us at SCC: you should be passionate about joining a team committed to combining research with education and seeing students succeed. 

Lancaster has particular strengths in collaborative and interdisciplinary work both within the School and through our research centres and institutes across the university, including our new £42m Health Innovation Campus. We encourage applications from those who are genuinely interested in the potential for collaborative approaches to address some of the grand challenges in health and well-being faced across the UK and the world.

SCC at Lancaster University is a research-intensive department comprising of over 50 academics and 170 researchers, with a grant portfolio exceeding £25m from a range of sources including EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU and industry. We offer a multidisciplinary environment with enormous potential for collaboration and work on challenging real-world problems. We have a long track record of impact through our portfolio of applied research, including many device-based innovations. The School is housed in the iconic and well-equipped InfoLab21 building on the University’s main campus located in beautiful countryside just outside the city of Lancaster.  

Lancaster University is TEF Gold, Times/Sunday Times University of the Year (2018) and Times/Sunday Times International University of the Year (2020), recognising ongoing commitment to both research and teaching and major investments in our campus and facilities. SCC was ranked 7th in the UK in the 2023 Guardian League table. 

We are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive working environment. Learn more about equality, diversity and inclusivity at Lancaster.  More information about living and working at Lancaster can also be found online

For an informal discussion please contact the Head of School:

Prof. Nigel Davies (n.a.davies@lancaster.ac.uk).

More information about the School can be found at www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc.

On submitting an application candidates MUST attach a statement of their research and teaching visions (2 pages each) together with a cover letter. You should ensure to focus on how your research aligns to our desire to create the next generation of health devices and the relationship between your work and the EPSRC’s 2023 Health Technologies Strategy.

(www.ukri.org/publications/epsrc-health-technologies-strategy)

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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