Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Visual Computing University of Bath Department for Computer Science United Kingdom

 Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Visual Computing


Department Computer Science


Salary Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677


Grade Grade 8


Placed on Friday 12 April 2019


Closing date Monday 20 May 2019


Interview date To be confirmed


Reference CC6660


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath wishes to appoint an academic with internationally leading expertise in visual computing.  Key research interests will be in computer vision or graphics, e.g. image and video analysis or vision for autonomous systems, possibly with engagement in related areas such as machine learning or human-computer interaction.


Research in the Department is organised in four groups: Visual Computing; Artificial Intelligence; Human-Computer Interaction; and Mathematical Foundations.


The Visual Computing group is a key strength of the department, is highly regarded internationally and very successful in research publication and grant capture. The nature of our research and our strong industry connections mean that the group has clear routes to impact.  The group also provides research-led undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.


This appointment is part of a strategic drive to strengthen our core research. You will extend our core strengths and create effective collaborations with colleagues across the Department’s research groups and beyond. Across the University, there are exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. For example, we work with the Department for Health in the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA).


Beyond the University, you will be expected to build on our national and international collaborations with both academia and industry. Current collaborators include Oxford, Cambridge, Tsinghua, Zhejiang, São Paulo, the Office for National Statistics, the NHS, and across sectors including entertainment, elite sport, and healthcare technologies.


You are expected to hold a PhD and to have an international reputation for excellent publications in visual computing, backed up by an excellent track record and outstanding potential to lead research projects, funding bids and teaching. You will be expected to carry out and supervise research in line with targets set by the Department and to obtain significant research funding from external sources. You will contribute to teaching and must have a continuing commitment to maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning, with the ability to educate and inspire some of the brightest students in the country. You will also be expected to contribute to the administration, leadership and management of the Department’s activities commensurate with the level of the appointment.


The Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are working to improve the gender balance within the Department and particularly welcome applications from women.


For informal discussion about the roles, please contact Prof Eamonn O’Neill (E.ONeill@bath.ac.uk or +44 (0)1225 383216), however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.


NB: This is a “rolling advertisement”. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. The first round of shortlisting is scheduled for 20/05/2019.


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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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