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Join the Department of Computer Science

We're seeking high-quality candidates with an excellent track record of research and teaching to join our department

About us

The Department of Computer Science sits within the Faculty of Science and has grown rapidly over the last few years.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), 98% of our submitted research activity was ranked as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Our staff research systems-wide issues in computer science ranging from mathematical foundations through visual and cognitive processes to artificial intelligence, human-centred design and collaborative systems. The globally-recognized research carried out within our four research groups is reinforced by three interdisciplinary and industry-facing Research Centres hosted within the department.

Highly rated, the Department is ranked 7th for student experience for computer science in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and top 10 for course satisfaction for computer science & information systems in the Guardian University Guide 2022. With state of the art facilities and equipment and links with some of the industry’s leading companies, the Department offers a supportive and creative environment.

About you

We are looking for outstanding individuals with an active and impressive research portfolio in the fields of artificial intelligence, visual computing, and human-computer interaction to join our rapidly expanding and celebrated department.

As an expert in your field, you will help to build on our current success and strengths to ensure that the Department plays a key role in supporting the University’s strategic ambitions including driving high impact research. You will be encouraged to collaborate with the researchers in our department and the wider University, while continuing to develop and enhance your existing industrial and academic relationships.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a successful Department in a top 10 university. If you are excited by this prospect then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our Research

Woman wearing VR headset
Omniphotos allows amateur photographers to create VR experiences using commercially available cameras.

98% of our research activity was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021)

Our research is strongly interdisciplinary and combines practical application with a theoretical understanding.
We have research groups in:

The Department hosts three centres:

In addition to an existing large makerspace and bespoke VR and motion capture labs, we have recently added a new fabrication research laboratory to our facilities.

Our Teaching

The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees covering a range of computer science specialisms.

We are ranked 7th for student experience for computer science in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and are in the Top 10 for course satisfaction for computer science & information systems in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

Our Directors of Studies were awarded the ‘Best Team in Support of Student Learning’ in 2021. The team’s ethos is to empower students to co-create a positive experience in a collaborative learning environment. Described as ‘the students’ anchor’ during the pandemic, our lecturers are well known across the University for the exceptional care they dedicate to Computer Science students.

How we will support you

Dr Tom Fincham Haines talking at an early career networking event
Dr Tom Fincham Haines talking at an early career networking event

Opportunities for continuous professional development and training are promoted for all colleagues, to develop and nurture a world class academic team.

You’ll be assigned a mentor, who will support you in your day-to-day job, and help you progress. You will join one of our four research groups with opportunities to collaborate and develop projects that enhance the research profile of the group.

We enrol all early career staff into the Bath Course, which will give you the skills and support you need for teaching. The course lasts three years, after which you will become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. We also run regular Early Career lunches at the department level to facilitate networking and share good practice between our early career research staff.

Our Commitment to you

Our thriving community of students and staff encompasses a wide range of individuals with a rich diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN departmental award.

We encourage you to promote your individuality and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

Current vacancies

The following opportunities are now available:

Artificial Intelligence

Human-Computer Interaction

Visual Computing

Technical

  • Linux System Administrator - Technical Specialist
    We are looking for an excellent technician with Linux Sys Admin, some Dev experience and good communication skills to work in our Department of Computer Science. A key part of this role is to develop and maintain environments that are secure and stable. The role is open to international applicants, and the University does assist in sponsorship for working permits.
  • Assistant Technician

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