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Now recruiting Lecturers/Readers

Application deadlines from 18 March 2016

The School of Informatics is pleased to announce several open positions for Lecturer or Reader (roughly the equivalent of Assistant or Associate Professor) to join our academic staff.

Successful candidates will join the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation and/or the Institute for Perception, Action and Behaviour, where they will further strengthen our world-class research into computational approaches to language, vision, robotics, visualisation, design, and the links between them.

Please note that all application deadlines are strict due to legal requirements for potential visa holders.

Positions are available in the following areas.

Lecturer or Reader in Robotics

Applications are encouraged from researchers interested in areas of grasping/manipulation, perception and control on real world robotic platforms.

Further details and online application

Closing date: Friday 18 March 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

Lecturer or Reader in Image and Vision Computing

Candidates with an interest in the computational neuroscience of vision, machine learning, or the application of computer vision to robotics are particularly encouraged to apply; but applications in any area of Image and Vision computing will be considered.

Further details and online application

Closing date: Monday 21 March 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

Lecturer or Reader in Natural Language Processing

We encourage applications from excellent researchers in all areas of natural language processing (NLP), including NLP at scale and NLP at the interface with other fields.

Further details and online application

Closing date: Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

Lecturer or Reader in Multimedia/Multimodal Information Retrieval

We encourage applications from excellent researchers in multimedia or multimodal information retrieval, in integration of textual and visual processing, or analysis of big data comprising text or speech and other information sources.

Further details and online application

Closing date: Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

Lecturer or Reader in Design Informatics and Visualisation

We encourage applications from excellent researchers in all areas of Design Informatics but especially in the areas of Information Visualisation or Data Journalism, and related approaches which help people interact with big data, and the insights derived from it via analysis.

Further details and online application

Closing date: Friday 25 March 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

Strengthening our research

The School provides a great opportunity for the successful candidates to interact with our existing staff and infrastructure, and we expect these appointments to lend further support to our ongoing activities, including:

  • Our Centres for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and in Data Science.
  • The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, recently established in partnership with Heriot Watt University, with substantial infrastructure funding for robotic platforms and supporting facilities.
  • The Centre for Design Informatics, a collaboration between the Schools of Design and Informatics within the University.
  • Activities within the UK's Alan Turing Institute (ATI) for Data Science, of which the University of Edinburgh is one of the five joint venture partner universities. The ATI brings together PhD students, research fellows and senior researchers within the Turing Institute, both within the University and across the UK.
  • Interdisciplinary activities across the University, including through the Centre for Speech Technology Research and other collaborations with the School of Pschychology, Philosophy and Language Sciences.

Useful links

Institue for Language, Cognition and Computation

Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour

Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation

Edinbrugh Centre for Robotics and Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics

Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science

Centre for Design Informatics

Centre for Speech Technology Research

Alan Turing Institute