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Associate Professor (Research and Education) in Government and Artificial Intelligence

University of Birmingham - School of Government

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th June 2024
Closes: 16th July 2024
Job Ref: 101724

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £56,021 to £64,914 with potential progression once in post to £84,644 

The School of Government at the University of Birmingham welcomes applications at Assistant or Associate Professor level from candidates with research and teaching interests in computational social science and/or social data science.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to contribute to the Data Science and AI Initiative in the College of Social Sciences, which aims to expand AI and data science in the social sciences. This forms part of a sustained and increasing programme of investment in data science and AI research at the University of Birmingham. 

We invite applications from candidates with expertise in computational methods and data science applications in political science, international development, and public policy. Successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of MSc AI and Government and MSc AI and Sustainable Development – joint programmes between School of Government and School of Computer Science. We expect successful candidates to be passionate about interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Successful candidates will possess (or be close to finishing) a PhD in a relevant field, a well-established research trajectory, evidenced by an outstanding record of publications, a passion for and capacity to conduct original research and to lead a research group. They will exhibit exceptional teaching proficiency and commitment to academic supervision. We are looking for individuals who are current and emerging leaders in the field.

The School of Government is intellectually vibrant with an excellent record in both research and teaching. It provides a supportive environment, enabling colleagues to engage internationally, build networks and deliver excellent teaching and research. Resources are available to facilitate research, grant capture, and impact and engagement activities. Staff are encouraged and supported to be innovative in their teaching, enabling students to thrive and build firm foundations in the discipline. 

The School of Government comprises the Department of Political Science and International Studies, the Department of Public Administration and Policy, and the International Development Department. We are one of the largest Schools of Government in the United Kingdom – home to more than 90 full-time academic staff, more than 1,500 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and more than 70 doctoral researchers.

Appointment will be made at either an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level please specify which role you are applying for in the application. The level of appointment will be determined at the interview stage.

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Grade 9 

Informal enquiries to Professor Slava Jankin, v.jankin@bham.ac.uk or Dr Timea Nochta, t.nochta@bham.ac.uk

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the 'Apply' button above.

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working

Closes: 16/07/2024

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