Join L-CAS (permanent posts): Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Robotics – Autonomous Systems (2 posts)

We seek to appoint two permanent Lecturers or Senior Lecturers with established research expertise in Robotics and 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 contribute to the School’s teaching activities, and to develop your own research portfolio, which includes acquiring external funding, supervising postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, publishing in the highest quality journals and conferences, contributing to real-world applications with positive impacts on the wider society and economy, and conducting, directing and supervising 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 domains including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics, and service robotics. The L-CAS is one of the fastest growing robotics groups in the UK, participating in a large number of collaborative research projects with other academic and industry partners, funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020, among others. Researchers from this centre also collaborate closely with other areas including the University’s recently established research institutes in Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) and of Health (LIH), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), which are focussed on ensuring real-world impact in those application domains. 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. We would welcome applications from new areas that complement our existing research specialisms.  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, including especially the new MSc programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems starting in 2018-19, 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 2017), the top 50 for research excellence in its publications (REF 2014) and approximately 10% above the sector average for graduate employability (DLHE 2016).