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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader
in Intelligent Systems or Robotics

University of Birmingham - School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint to three faculty positions. There are two Reader posts available in the general area of intelligent systems, and one Reader post specifically in intelligent robotics.

The School is a leading European centre for research and teaching in Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and allied areas. We are ranked 8th in the UK from 89 departments for research in Computer Science. We have been ranked in the top ten for teaching in UK Computer Science from 2012-2016. We are embarking on a significant expansion of our faculty in the areas of intelligent systems and intelligent robotics. In a first phase we are recruiting three permanent staff.

We are searching for outstanding individuals in any of the following areas: robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, medical imaging, evolutionary and nature inspired computing.

You should have an outstanding research track record for your career stage, and be able to demonstrate the ability or potential to build and sustain research collaborations and attract funding.

We have active research groups in machine learning, natural computation, imaging, computer vision, natural language, reasoning and robotics involved in multiple cross-disciplinary projects funded by EPSRC, BBSRC, Horizon 2020, MRC, the Royal Society, FP7 and Innovate UK. For a profile of our work in each area, including current research
projects and grants, please see www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research . The School has excellent facilities and hosts state of the art laboratories in imaging and robotics.

We are active participants in multiple cross-campus research initiatives. These include the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/cncr), the Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/sci-phy), and the Institute for Translational Medicine (http://www.itmbirmingham.co.uk). We also collaborate with a wide range of UK and international industrial partners (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/partners/partner-with-us/htrc/index.aspx).

The School of Computer Science is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and will take career breaks etc. into consideration during the process.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

For information and enquiries please contact either

Professor Jeremy L Wyatt, j.l.wyatt@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Howes, Head of School, hos@cs.bham.ac.uk

Closing date: 30 April 2017

Reference: 55327

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