[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Positions in Machine Learning and Robotics (Learning for Autonomous Systems), University of Lincoln, UK

Gerhard Neumann geri at robot-learning.de
Fri Oct 7 02:47:23 PDT 2016

*LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER in Machine Learning and Robotics (Learning for
Autonomous Systems)*

*Location: University of Lincoln, UK*
College of Science - School of Computer Science

*Position: *Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
*Salary:  * From £32,004 per annum

 *Please note that these are fully tenured (permanent) faculty positions.
The post of Lecturer in UK is equivalent to Assistant Professor in US. We
are hoping to recruit up to THREE persons at either lecturer or senior
lecturer level.*

*Closing Date:  * Thursday 03 November 2016
*Interview Date:  * Friday 18 November 2016
*Reference:  *COS277

We seek to appoint two permanent Lecturers or Senior Lecturers with
established research expertise in Learning for Autonomous Systems or a
related field.  You should hold a PhD or be near to completion, and should
be able to demonstrate a good track record in these research fields.  Once
in post, you are expected to develop your own research portfolio, acquire
external funding, publish in the highest quality journals and conferences,
contribute to real-world applications with positive impacts on the wider
society and economy, and to conduct, direct and supervise research in line
with the targets set by the School.

You will be a key part of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems
(L-CAS),which specialises in the integration of perception, learning,
decision-making, control and interaction capabilities in autonomous systems
and the application of this research in fields such as personal robotics,
agri-food, healthcare, security, and intelligent transportation. The L-CAS
is one of the fastest growing robotics groups in the UK. We provide a
highly-dynamic inter-disciplinary research environment with a broad range
of collaboration opportunities and a large variety of robots to work with.

We are looking to recruit new people – from early careers researchers to
senior professionals - who share our ambition to become one of the world’s
leading robotics labs. Your research interests will form an integral part
of a new research focus on Learning for Autonomous Systems, working
together with the newly appointed Professor of Computational Learning for
Autonomous Systems.

As a successful candidate, your research areas should be focused on
applying machine learning techniques, such as (but not limited
to)reinforcement learning, learning from demonstration, deep learning or
Bayesian methods, to robotics and autonomous systems with applications such
as (but not limited to) dexterous manipulation, humanoid robots,
human-robot collaboration, swarm robotics or autonomous driving.

You will be expected to take an active part in the activities of the School
of Computer Science, to contribute to its teaching activity at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to demonstrate a commitment to
maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning.

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln has scored
highly in the recent independent performance measures of UK university
computing departments; in the top 20% for student satisfaction (NSS 2015),
the top 50 for research excellence in its publications (REF 2014) and
approximately 10% above the sector average for graduate employability (DLHE
2014). In the most recently published subject league tables (Sunday Times
2015; Complete University Guide 2016) the School is the highest ranked
‘new’ (post 1992) computer science department in the country.

The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and
you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and
friendly city. The School provides a stimulating environment for academic
research, and is located on the picturesque waterfront campus in the
historic and vibrant city of Lincoln. The University has just announced a
£130M investment programme, a significant part of which is being invested
in new, purpose-built facilities for the School of Computer Science.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact
either Prof Gerhard Neumann (Professor of Computational Learning for
Autonomous Systems, geri at robot-learning.de), Prof Tom Duckett (Director of
L-CAS, tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk) or Dr Kevin Jacques (Acting Head of School,
kjacques at lincoln.ac.uk).

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender
equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to
To apply online, please visit our website at

If you have any queries please email jobs at lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522
886 775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all

Gerhard Neumann
Chair of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems (starting Nov. 2016)
University of Lincoln

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