Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (2 posts), Natural & Computing Sciences (NCS146A)

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is a vibrant and dynamic centre, internationally renowned for excellence both in teaching and research. It comprises four academic departments, namely: Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics and Physics. Hosting over 95 academic and research staff, 80 research students, 75 postgraduate taught students and 680 undergraduates; it is a close knit and friendly community, based on the main campus at Kings College.

School/Section: Natural & Computing Sciences
Division: Computing Science
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7/8
Salary: £40,792 - £58,089
Ref No: NCS146A
Closing Date: 09-JUN-2019


Job Description

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is looking to appoint two full-time staff in Computing Science at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, depending on experience. Applicants should have research interests that complement the department’s existing research strengths in artificial intelligence. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in areas related to human-AI system interaction; multi-agent systems; knowledge representation and reasoning; and machine learning, and who have a track record of applying their research across disciplines and outside academia

The successful candidate will also be expected to teach on a broad range of computing science lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials, and undertake administrative duties as necessary.

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate an excellent research profile, as evidenced by publications in leading academic conferences and journals. Candidates will also have the potential for sustaining a funded research programme at the University of Aberdeen and be familiar with the UK funding landscape.

The successful candidate should have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience in Computer Science or a related discipline. 

For a Senior Lecturer position, candidates should demonstrate a sustained track record of successful grant applications, research student supervision and undergraduate/taught postgraduate teaching.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (Lecturer) (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum) or Grade 8 salary scale (Senior Lecturer) (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum). The placement on the scale is negotiable according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references, and in the case of Lecturers, a three year probation period.  

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here  

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 June 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Peter Edwards, Head of School

01224 274078


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Edwards

Please quote reference number NCS146A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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