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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Lecturer in Argumentation, University of Dundee, SCOTLAND

Applications are invited for a new lectureship in the Argumentation Research Group within the 
School of Computing at the University of Dundee.

The group's expansion is associated with the development of new postgraduate level teaching in 
which the new lecturer will be expected to play a leading role. This teaching responsibility will 
involve development of module specifications, student recruitment, and preparation and delivery of 
materials in areas related to argumentation and negotiation.

The post will be held in the Argumentation Research Group in the School of Computing at the 
University of Dundee. The group's research is funded by EPSRC, RCUK, JISC, the Leverhulme Trust 
and others, and is published in top journals such as Artificial Intelligence. We expect the new 
appointment to make a significant contribution to this performance, in both securing RCUK, EU and 
other funds, and also in publication of the highest quality research results. We expect, in
 particular, that applicants should have a CV which includes papers that demonstrate the very 
highest levels of significance, originality and rigour in REF terms.

The group is looking to complement its existing research strengths with expertise which can link 
argumentation with computational linguistics, rhetoric, economics or the law. Some experience with 
argumentation in one of these contexts is essential, as is a strong background in computer science 
and artificial intelligence. 

At the most recent RAE, the School's research was rated fourth in Scotland, with two thirds of 
its research rated world leading or internationally excellent (4* or 3*). The School also has the 
third highest research income per capita of any Computer Science Department in the UK. Dundee has 
been ranked amongst the top places in the world for scientists to work (The Scientist), and has 
one of the lowest costs of living in the UK.

The post will commence from 01 March 2013 (or other date by negotiation), and is permanent, 
subject to probation.  More information is available from the research group website at 

Remuneration will be at Grade 8, depending on qualifications and experience (37,012 - 44,166). 
Further details and an application pack are available from our website:  
Alternatively, contact Personnel Services, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, 
tel: (01382) 384817 (answering machine).
The closing date for applications is 14 January 2013.
Please quote Reference number ASE/0175