Job: Professor of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and/or Games Computing

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and/or Games Computing to join its School of Computer Science. This post is one of four new Chairs in Computer Science currently being advertised, demonstrating the University’s commitment to research excellence and increasing focus on and investment in science and technology.

This important Chair position will provide the appointed post-holder with the opportunity to provide leadership and work with existing scholars under the broad banner of Interactive Technologies. Expertise and interests in this area within the School come from a wide variety of fields (including Human-Computer-Interaction, Games, Wellbeing, Sustainability, Critical Design, and Fine Art) with contributing academics connecting their specific concerns through a shared interest in contemporary interactive solutions. In addition, a number of recent staff appointments have been made in the area of Games Development and a round of lecturer advertisements will immediately follow this appointment to further strengthen the School’s staff complement. This research area sits together with the School’s research groups in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and in Computer Vision with a new group focussing on Machine Learning currently under development.

You should have an outstanding track record in an area of research that complements the existing expertise in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and Games Computing, and have a strong desire to help lead and participate within a highly collaborative working environment. You should also have a sustained track record of excellence in publications and other creative outputs, income generation, research student supervision, leadership of more junior academic staff, and real-world impact, and should be able to demonstrate strong and lasting relationships with internationally leading creative thinkers, for example artists, business owners and other cultural stakeholders.

The University has also recently invested heavily in two interdisciplinary Institutes in Health and in Agri-Food Technology, along with a newly emerging Centre for Culture and Creativity, all of which provide further opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary work.

Please contact our external adviser Imogen Wilde, Associate Director, Education Practice at Harvey Nash on +44 (0) 207 333 1503 or 077 9193 8533 for an informal conversation about this opportunity.

Location:  Brayford
Salary: competitive
Closing Date: 23 April 2016
Reference: COS280
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As an Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder at both Institutional and School level we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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