Lectureships in Informatics

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for three lectureships in Informatics.

Applications are welcomed across all areas of informatics research and we especially encourage those in the following areas:

  • Cyber-security, reinforcing our security-related research and connecting to our strengths in databases, programming languages and verification.
  • Data management, reinforcing our world leading database group.
  • Computer vision, with a focus on real-time vision, vision for robotics and real world applications.
  • Computational social science and social artificial intelligence, in which new styles of computation, statistics, quantitative social science and economics are used to develop new forms of large scale, population-based computation (social computing, collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, etc) and to understand how humans interact with such systems.
  • Computational cognitive science, understanding the interplay between cognition and computation via areas such as language, vision and multi-modal processing; complex systems in cognitive science; language and skill learning; cognitive factors in design and decision-making; and systems for alleviating cognitive impairments.
  • Computational biomedicine, fundamental research in the space between clinical and biological sciences to address problems of data quantity and complexity that span multiple scales of biological organization.
  • Clinical informatics, building new foundations for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients through data-intensive methods and algorithms.
  • Synthetic biology, developing efficient methods for designing biological systems using computational principles and techniques.
  • Human computer interaction, especially as it relates to the other areas above.

These posts include a full spectrum of academic activity, encompassing:

  • Pursuing and managing research, with an emphasis on international excellence, and regular publication and presentation of research results. This normally also includes the supervision of research students and assistants, obtaining funding to support research, incorporating research into courses, and contributing to the wider research community, within and out-with the University.
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials and projects, responding effectively to a variety of backgrounds, learning styles and group/class sizes.
  • Motivating students to attain a thorough comprehension of their courses, giving constructive feedback on the quality of their work.
  • Responding quickly and competently to course or student needs and problems, ensuring con´Čüdentiality where necessary.
  • Assisting with continuous development of courses, ensuring that they remain up-to-date.
  • Undertaking course-related administration, communicating and coordinating effectively with students and other staff.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and induction of staff and students.

In addition to the above, candidates must have demonstrated a capacity for originality and distinction in scholarship and research.


The appointments will be made at grade 8 (£37012 to £44166) and there is provision for membership of the Universities' Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Application Procedure

Further information, and the University’s on-line application system, are available at:

Closing Date

1st November 2012.

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