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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Lectureship in Argumentation, 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