School of Informatics

Academic vacancies - ILCC

The School of Informatics is seeking to appoint a number of academic staff across a variety of research areas within the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC).

We currently have one position available however may wish to recruit to additional positions in the case of exceptional applicants. Additionally, in the case of an exceptional applicant, an appointment may be available as a Senior Lecturer or Reader (Grade UE09). Job descriptions for each level are outlined in the job advert. The level of appointment would be determined by the selection panel following the interview in Edinburgh in early 2020.

Research excellence

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other university in the UK in the REF 2014 assessment for computer science and informatics.

The School is the largest Informatics academic community in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. It comprises around 120 academic staff, over 125 postdoctoral researchers and more than 350 postgraduate research students. It is based in the modern, purpose-built, Informatics Forum, in Edinburgh city centre and adjacent to the new build Bayes Centre for Data Science and Technology.

Research in Informatics

Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC)

ILCC website

The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) pursues research on computational approaches to language, communication, and cognition. This includes natural language processing, speech technology, information retrieval, computational social science, visualisation, cognitive modelling, educational technology, design informatics, and human-computer interaction. The primary research groups within ILCC are:

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The School of Informatics is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive working, research and study environment to all. The School holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to equality and diversity.

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