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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Machine Learning, University of Bath, UK

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Machine Learning at the University of Bath

Salary Range: Senior Lecturer/Reader: 46400 to 53765 per annum

Closing date: midnight on 22 May 2013.

Interview date: Week beginning 26 May 2014.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath wishes to
appoint a high-calibre academic with expertise in the field of Machine
Learning and strong potential for leadership.

The Departments research interests and strengths are structured in
four groups: Intelligent Systems, Computer Vision & Graphics,
Human-Computer Interaction, and Mathematical Foundations.  This
appointment is part of a strategic process to strengthen and integrate
our core research areas.  The post holder will be expected to conduct
excellent Machine Learning research within the Intelligent Systems
group, with links to Computer Vision and potential links to elements
of Human-Computer Interaction and Mathematical Foundations.

Candidates will normally be expected to hold a PhD, and have a
developing international reputation for high quality publications,
backed up by appropriate research funding. The successful applicant
will be expected to obtain significant funding from appropriate
national and international sources and to carry out and supervise
research in their field in line with the targets set by the

The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels and should therefore be able to
demonstrate a continuing commitment to maintaining the Universitys
high standards in teaching and learning, with the ability to educate
and inspire some of the brightest students in the country.  The post
holder will also be expected to contribute to developing the
importance and strength of Machine Learning in the undergraduate and
postgraduate curricula.

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the
administration, leadership and management of the departments

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a
supportive and inclusive working environment.  We are working to
improve the gender balance within the Department and particularly
welcome applications from women.

For further information and to apply please see:

See also:

For informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof Eamonn ONeill, or 01225 383216.