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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader in Human-Computer Interaction

Job title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader in Human-Computer Interaction

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296 (Lecturer), or £51,799, rising to £59,135 (Senior Lecturer/Reader)

2 positions available

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Thursday 11 November 2021

Closing date Wednesday 05 January 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC8423R

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The Department of Computer Science is interested in recruiting two outstanding academic staff with a growing international reputation for work in Human-Computer Interaction.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath has grown rapidly over the last two years, with recent recruitment in HCI faculty including Professor Jason Alexander, Dr Christopher Clarke, and Professor Mike Fraser. The department hosts two centres for Doctoral Training, the Digital Economy Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications, and prestigious fellowships within the HCI group funded by both EPSRC and ERC. 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.

What you will do as a faculty member:

Research – You’ll work with colleagues, students and researchers to develop and publish papers. You’ll apply for research funding to support your ideas. You’ll find ways of making your research available to society, for example, by working with industry, developing spin-outs, collaborating with charities, influencing policy makers, or delivering talks and demonstrations to excite wider audiences.

Teaching – You’ll have a few courses to run. This includes designing and delivering the content through lectures, tutorials, and labs. You’ll be educating and inspiring some of the brightest students in the country. In the current climate, your ability to innovatively deliver an engaging experience and a supportive programme will be even more important.

Helping with the running of the department – You might help with student placements, ethics processes, recruitment and admissions, or lead a research team.

If you have any questions or you would like to talk informally about the role, please contact Professor Mike Fraser, Head of Department (

We are open to excellent candidates across the breadth of HCI, but applicants are encouraged with expertise that intersects with current strengths at Bath including interaction techniques, virtual reality, fabrication, health, exergaming, hardware and haptics. You will be joining the HCI group within the Department of Computer Science, and your research interests might also intersect with the other groups in the Department: Visual Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Foundations.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We positively encourage candidates to apply from groups that are underrepresented in our discipline. We are working towards a collegiate and inclusive culture within the Department that reflects through role models the passion about Computer Science we wish to encourage across the whole of society.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.