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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Visual Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Job title Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Visual Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805 (Lecturer), or £53,353, rising to £61,823 (Senior Lecturer/Reader)

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Friday 19 August 2022

Closing date Sunday 09 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9737

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath wish to make further academic appointments in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing.

We are particularly interested in researchers with strong track record or demonstrable potential in topics related to deep learning, reinforcement learning or natural language processing.

As an innovative researcher, you'll be excited by the opportunity to develop and take ownership of ground breaking research projects. We'll support you to take your research further as you seek ways your research can have impact in the world.

Visual Computing
The Visual Computing group is a key strength of the department, is highly regarded internationally and very successful in research publication and grant capture, with a focus on computer vision and computer graphics and cross over into machine learning, human-computer interaction and applications in entertainment and healthcare. The nature of our research and our strong industry connections mean that the group has clear routes to impact. The group also provides research-led undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Artificial Intelligence

There are vibrant interactions between the AI group and other groups in the Department, including Visual Computing and Human-Computer Interaction as well as a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects and industrial collaborations. Areas such as deep learning, reinforcement learning and natural language processing are key strengths of the group and we wish to develop these strengths even further.

As a department, we will offer you support and growth opportunities, including career mentoring, opportunities to progress, manage and lead, and access to our network of application partners including entertainment, sport, and healthcare technologies. You will offer us a strong academic record and the ability and enthusiasm to create an engaging experience for our excellent students.

What you will do as a faculty member

Research – You will work with colleagues, researchers and students to develop and publish papers. You will apply for research funding to support your ideas. You will 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 engage wider audiences.

Teaching – You will design and deliver teaching materials for lectures, tutorials and labs. You will educate and inspire some of the brightest students in the country, delivering an engaging experience and a supportive programme.

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 Eamonn O’Neill, Head of Department (

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 offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

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 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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Visa information:

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.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.