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.
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.
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:
- Artificial intelligence
- Human-computer interaction
- Mathematical foundations of computation
- Visual computing
The Department hosts three centres:
- The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)
- The Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) funded by EPSRC to 2023
- The Digital Economy Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA).
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.
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
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.
The following opportunities are now available:
- Professor of Artificial Intelligence
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Artificial Intelligence, up to four positions available
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Human-Computer Interaction, up to three positions available
- Professor of Visual Computing
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Visual Computing, up to five positions available
- 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