[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position in Human-Robot Interaction at University of Hertfordshire

Kerstin Dautenhahn K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Tue Jul 29 02:25:02 PDT 2008

Faculty Position in the area of Human-Robot Interaction

Dear colleagues,

I would like to circulate an advert offering a newly created permanent faculty 
position in the area of human-robot interaction, joining the multidisciplinary 
and international research team at University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK. 
The human-robot interaction activities have attracted substantial research 
funding and we are currently involved in a number of European projects 
(Robotcub, IROMEC, LIREC, I-Talk). The postholder will participate in and 
contribute to this research. The post is particularly suitable for researchers 
with a background and/or interest in interdisciplinary research. The post is 
being advertised as Senior/Principal Lecturer, and a successful postholder will 
be expected to be eligible for a Readership (Associate Professor) within a few 

The Adaptive Systems Research Group founded in 2000 by Prof. K.
Dautenhahn and Prof. C. L. Nehaniv is an internationally leading group
in Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, and other areas, comprising over 
30 research academic, postdocs, and other researchers.

Below I include the official advert. Essential requirements for the post 
include several years of post-doctoral or equivalent research experience with 
an excellent research track record of relevant quality publications in English. 
More details about the post (including the complete job and person 
specifications) can be found at:

All formal applications must be made online (see URL above). In order to judge 
the suitability for the post it is recommended to find out about the research 
being carried out by Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn before contacting her:
Closing date: 18 August 2008.

Kerstin Dautenhahn

Senior/Principal Lecturer in Adaptive Systems

University of Hertfordshire

School of Computer Science
Adaptive Systems Research Group

Salary 33700-51000 GBP pa depending on qualifications and experience

You will work within the Adaptive Systems Research Group, a proactive, dynamic 
and interdisciplinary research team with an excellent international research 
profile. The group is leading research in the fields of Human-Robot Interaction 
and Social Robotics and has organized several international conferences and 
attracted substantial research funding.
This role is focused towards the long-term development of the existing Computer 
Science research base at the University. In the 2001 RAE this unit of 
assessment became the largest 4-rated unit in the sector (34.2 FTE) and you 
will complement and strengthen these ongoing research activities. In 
particular, we are seeking individuals who will contribute to and further 
develop international excellence in research in the Adaptive Systems area, 
specifically in those research activities led by Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn. You 
will have significant experience of working in a research environment, as 
evidenced by an excellent track record of quality publications in the area of 
Adaptive Systems, e.g. in one of the following fields: Human-Robot Interaction, 
Human-Computer Interaction, Developmental Robotics, Cognitive Robotics.
For an initial period of three years you will be given considerable support to 
build up your research with around 70% of your work devoted to research 
activities. A funded PhD studentship will be available and associated to one of 
the existing research projects in Adaptive Systems. Following this period your 
research will be expected to be self funding as part of externally funded 
research projects within the Adaptive Systems research group. You can 
anticipate that within a few years your profile will make you eligible for a 
Preference will be given to candidates whose research is a good fit with the 
existing research activities led by Prof. Dautenhahn in the Adaptive Systems 
research group.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. K. Dautenhahn on 
K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Closing Date: 18 August 2008 Quote Reference: EN8631

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn
Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Adaptive Systems Research Group
The University of Hertfordshire, School of Computer Science
College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, United Kingdom
URL: http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqkd
E-mail: K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Fax: +44-1707-284-303  Tel: +44-1707-284-333

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