Description :

We are looking for a computer scientist to lead research, teach, and help with the running of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath. We’re particularly looking for someone with research interests in one or more of the core research areas of the Department: Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Mathematical Foundations, and Visual Computing.

Our Department coordinates the Institute of Coding, the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI, and CAMERA: the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications. Our standards for research innovation are matched by adventurous teaching, and we have growing online postgraduate programmes in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. We have recently invested in new positions in exciting up and coming areas including proof theory and personal fabrication. Our facilities include the Lovelace Lab makerspace and a large motion capture studio.

We are a collaborative department who are actively working to build a diverse and inclusive culture. As well as supervising PhD students, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with our growing set of partners. These include Rolls-Royce, DeepMind, the FCA, ONS, and universities including São Paulo, Zhejiang and Tsinghua.

What you will do as a Lecturer:

Research – You’ll work with colleagues, students and researchers to develop and publish papers. You’ll apply for research funding to support your ideas. You’ll find ways of making your research available to society, for example, by working with industry, collaborating with charities, influencing policy makers, or delivering talks and demonstrations to excite wider audiences.

Teaching – You’ll have a few courses to run. This includes designing and delivering the content through lectures, tutorials, and labs. You’ll be educating and inspiring some of the brightest students in the country. In the current climate, your ability to innovatively deliver an engaging experience and a supportive programme will be even more important.

Helping with the running of the Department – You’ll have a role to help the Department run smoothly. You might help with student placements, contribute to admissions, or lead a research team.   

Support you will receive:

Training for an HEA Fellowship – We will enrol you into the Bath Course, which will give you the skills and support you need for teaching. The course lasts three years, after which you will become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Mentoring – For the first three years, you’ll be assigned a mentor. They will support you in your day-to-day job, and help you progress. You will join one of our four research groups with opportunities to collaborate and develop projects that enhance the profile of the group.

Opportunities to collaborate and build on our networks – As well as the partners mentioned above, we have strong networks across sectors such as entertainment, sport and healthcare.

Qualifications and skills that you need for this role:

a strong academic recorda PhD (completed, or about to complete)

You might have experience:

publishing papersacquiring external project or fellowship fundingtutoringgiving lectures leading a team or managing team members

You need to have shown the initiative and enthusiasm to:

be a research leader – you’re keen to lead research projects, and you may even have led some already

take your research further – you look for ways your research can have impact in the world. You might have done some public engagement, you might have been involved in spinning out a company or your research may have been taken up by another organisation

Find out more

If you have an informal question about the role please contact Prof Mike Fraser ( However, please submit your formal application via the University website. 

We’re working to improve the gender balance and diversity of the Department. If you are passionate about contributing to these aims then we particularly encourage you to apply for this position.

Closing Date: 05 Aug 2020
Type: Education & Research


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