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Lecturer in Visual Computing

Job title Lecturer in Visual Computing

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 07 August 2023

Closing date Wednesday 11 October 2023

Interview date Monday 23 October 2023

Reference ED10346

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We are looking for up to four academics with expertise in visual computing to lead research, teach and help with the running of the department. 

We’re particularly looking for individuals with research interests in a core area of visual computing such as computer vision and computer graphics. 

You will be part of the Visual Computing group, within the Department of Computer Science. Your research interest might also engage with the other groups in the Department: Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Mathematical Foundations.

About the Visual Computing group

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.

We are a highly collaborative team, working not only with the other research groups in our department but across the university and beyond. 

We host the Digital Economy Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), conducting world leading research in Intelligent Visual and Interactive Technology, underpinned by academic and partner expertise across core research disciplines – Computer Vision, Graphics, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and AI – and applications expertise in healthcare, rehabilitation, biomechanics, musculoskeletal modelling, sports performance, and psychology. 

Our facilities centre around state-of-the-art motion capture studios. Other facilities include our photogrammetry rig for avatar and more general shape capture, a 4D volumetric capture system as well as several smaller bespoke systems. 

We are also establishing a new virtual production system as part of a significant national research and impact collaboration.

What you will do as a Lecturer

You will work with colleagues, students, and researchers to develop and publish papers. You’ll apply for research funding to support your ideas. You will also find ways of opening your research to wider 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.

You will design and deliver teaching materials for lectures, tutorials, and labs. You’ll be educating and inspiring some of the brightest students in the country, helping to deliver an engaging experience and a supportive programme.

Helping with the running of the department
You’ll have a few internal roles to help the Department run smoothly. You might help with student placements, ethics processes, admissions, or lead a research team.

The support and growth opportunities we will give you   

Training for an HEA Fellowship qualification
We will enrol you into the Pathway to HEA Fellowship, which will give you the skills and support you need for the teaching aspect of the role. The course lasts three years, after which you will become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 All of our staff are allocated a mentor when they join. Your mentor will support you in your day-to-day job, and help you progress.

Opportunities to progress, manage and lead
We’re a growing team and there are lots of opportunities to grow with us.

Opportunities to collaborate and build on our networks
We have developed strong networks of partners. You will be able to work with and build on these networks to help with your research and to attract more funding.

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 across a range of sectors including entertainment, sport, and healthcare. You will offer us a strong academic record and the ability and enthusiasm to enhance our research environment and outputs, and to create engaging experiences for our excellent students.

The qualifications, experience, and skills that you need for this role 

 You need to have:

  • a strong academic record
  • a PhD, or be about to complete one

 You might have:

  • published papers
  • experience in a post-doctoral researcher post  
  • experience in tutoring as a PhD student
  • experience giving lectures  
  • experience leading a team or managing team members

 You need to have shown the initiative and enthusiasm to:

  • be a research leader – you’re keen to lead research projects, and you may even have led some already.
  • take your research further – you look for ways your research can have impact in the wider world. You might have done some public engagement work, for instance, or your research may have been taken up by another organisation.

Further information

Interviews will be arranged over 17/18 October and 23/24 October.

If you have any questions or you would like to talk informally about the role, please contact Professor Eamonn O’Neill,, Head of Department, or Professor Özgür Şimşek,, Deputy Head of Department.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer – we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We’re working to improve the gender balance in the Department of Computer Science, and we particularly welcome applications from women.   

What we can offer you

We are an equal opportunities employer and have 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

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

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

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. 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.

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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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.