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Lecturer/Associate Professor

Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £36,672 to £60,081 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 July 2016
Interview Date:   Thursday 28 July 2016
Reference:  744016FP

The Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) group within Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton, welcomes applications for a full time post at either Lecturer or Associate Professor level.

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is the largest and most distinguished School of its kind in the UK, with a worldwide reputation for its research, enterprise and research-lead teaching.

The AIC group undertakes world-leading, interdisciplinary research into the science and engineering of computing systems, in particular those that connect people and technology. We are interested in complex socio-technical, socio-economic and socio-ecological systems that underpin the most pressing challenges currently facing society. Problems as diverse as engineering resilient and sustainable smart infrastructure, or refactoring health-care systems to cope with demographic change, understanding voting patterns, or anticipating and mitigating the impacts of climate change, all involve building and analysing complex systems comprising many interacting agents, including people and other organisms, hardware robots and autonomous software agents.

AIC is a highly interdisciplinary group, not only collaborating across areas in Electronics and Computer Science, but across disciplines from physics and maths to psychology and the humanities.  We are therefore actively seeking colleagues with excellent research track records and demonstrated ability to build collaborations, especially across disciplinary boundaries, and to engage in and to lead exciting, innovative work.

We are also passionate about developing our undergraduate and postgraduate engagement in research and enterprise, and look for colleagues who are similarly enthusiastic to help deliver and develop our Undergraduate, Masters and PhD curricula in this direction.

Applications are welcome in any of the group’s key areas of interaction, complexity and agent-based systems as well as other areas that support the research themes and ongoing projects in the group. Information analytics and visualisation, serious games/play, machine learning are examples of areas of particular additional interest.

AIC members frequently co-supervise PhDs across Departments. A sample of the kinds of research problems of current interest in the group can be found in our ongoing PhD topics and supervisors lists.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, ECS was first in the UK for the volume and quality of research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  The volume and quality of ECS Computer Science research is in the top 10 in the UK, with 100% of Computer Science research impact rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Both Electronics and Computer Science and the University of Southampton hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.  Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme.  Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts. 

 Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. References are requested automatically along with your application. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 744016FP  on all correspondence.  

 Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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