[robotics-worldwide] Permanent lectureship in Intelligent Robotics: University of Birmingham, UK

Jeremy L Wyatt J.L.Wyatt at cs.bham.ac.uk
Fri Jun 20 10:41:21 PDT 2008


UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
PERMANENT LECTURESHIP IN INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS

Applications are invited for a lectureship in Intelligent Robotics in
the School of Computer Science. The post-holder will be a member of the
Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, a rapidly growing research group. The
post holder will be expected to provide leadership in research and
teaching in Intelligent Robotics and related areas. In particular the
post holder will be expected to strengthen the already outstanding
record of external research funding held by the Intelligent Robotics
Laboratory.

To complement the existing expertise in the lab the successful candidate
will be sought primarily in one of the following areas: robot vision,
mobile robotics, humanoid robotics, robot learning, the use of robots in
modelling biological systems – including, for example the connections
between robotics and psychology, animal cognition and computational
neuroscience – robotic manipulation, developmental/epigenetic robotics,
and autonomy in underwater or space robotics. Applicants with expertise
in other areas of robotics are welcomed however, and will be seriously
considered.

Applicants should have an outstanding record of publication in leading
international journals and conferences in their area, with evidence of
significant impact on the research community. They will either already
have a strong record of obtaining research funding, or demonstrate an
exceptional potential to do so. Applicants should be exceptional
communicators with demonstrably excellent skills in both teaching, and
research presentation and management. The appointed person will be
expected to contribute to both the research life of the lab and the
school, and also teaching and administration in the school. The
successful applicant will be expected to lead grant writing, as well as
helping to set the research agenda for the future work of the group.

The Intelligent Robotics Laboratory is a rapidly growing centre for
research in robotics, cognition and machine learning in the UK. It is
part of a much larger and internationally renowned AI and Cognitive
Science group. Led by Dr Jeremy Wyatt, Dr Richard Dearden and Prof Aaron
Sloman, the lab has 15 members, and holds over £2.2m of research
funding. Funding has come from the European Commission, EPSRC, NERC, the
Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society and the British Council among
others. We collaborate with research groups across the UK and Europe,
including groups in psychology, animal cognition, robotics, AI,
cognitive science, and oceanography. Candidates with interdisciplinary
interests are welcomed.

Information on the Intelligent Robotics laboratory is available here:
www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/robotics

Further information on the post is available here:
www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/groupings/robotics_and_cognitive_architectures/lect08/

Informal enquiries (preferably by email) to Dr Jeremy Wyatt, email:
jeremy.l.wyatt at googlemail.com or J.L.Wyatt at cs.bham.ac.uk tel.: +44 121
414 4788, Dr Richard Dearden, email: R.W.Dearden at cs.bham.ac.uk tel.: +44
121 414 6687 or Prof Aaron Sloman, email: A.Sloman at cs.bham.ac.uk tel.:
+44 121 414 4775. Enquiries may also be directed to the Head of School,
Prof Uday Reddy, email hos at cs.bham.ac.uk tel:+44 121 414 2740.

Starting salary in the range of £34,793 to £41,545 a year (potential
progression on performance once in post to £46,759)

Closing date for applications:  29 August 2008
Ref: S43287

Details from +44 121 415 9000 or www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs
HR, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
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