Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Healthcare Technologies in Glasgow

ID: 025441

SCHOOL of COMPUTING SCIENCE

Closing Date: 10th July 2019 (updated deadline)

Job Purpose

We have two lecturer/senior lecturer/reader positions within the  School that would suit  outstanding academics with expertise and interest in HCI and health.

The Glasgow Interactive Systems Section (GIST) investigates  all forms of interaction, robots and Artificial Intelligence to develop new approaches for Human Computer Interaction. In our research, we create and use novel interactive systems to better understand, entertain, protect and support humans in their everyday lives. The ideal candidate combines solid methodological skills with an interest to address real-world problems that involve the interaction between people and technology in all areas of health.

GIST provides an ideal ground for academic growth. It is the leader of a recently awarded Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents  that will provide 50 PhD scholarships in the next five years (http://www.social-cdt.org). In addition, its 7 members have accumulated more than 25,000 Scholar citations and have been or are leading  large-scale national and European projects (including the ERC Advanced Grant “Viajero”, the Network Plus grant “Human Data Interaction”, the FETOpen project “Levitate”, the H2020 project MuMMER, the European Network of Excellence “SSPNet”, the Program Grant “Populations”, etc.) for a total of over £20M in the last 10 years. The Group has a strong background in health, with many projects  including ones on depression, autism, parent/child attachment, homecare systems, physical activity and acquired brain injury. These give a new member of staff a great base to start from in terms of funding and connections.

In such a context, the job purpose is to lead, sustain and undertake research of international excellence, demonstrating leadership and academic management in all research, scholarship and teaching programmes and activities to ensure an excellent student experience.  Working independently and with colleagues, and international and external stakeholders, the postholder will be expected to proactively pursue opportunities to generate income and publish in high impact journals at both national and international level. Managing a challenging and complex programme/portfolio of research will be integral to this post as will engaging with stakeholders to advance knowledge exchange, transfer technology and identify opportunities for commercialisation.

The postholder will play a key  role in developing and executing School strategy, management and organisation.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact stephen.brewster@glasgow.ac.uk.

For more details and application procedure: https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/ (ID: 025441)