Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Nottingham

Computer Science

Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £39,592 to £54,421 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 31 August 2023
Reference:  SCI285423

We are looking to appoint a Transitional Assistant Professor to lead innovative research in the area of Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to teach in the School of Computer Science. This Assistant Professor post is focused on research within the Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) programme for the first three years. RAI UK is a new national £31M centre creating an ecosystem for responsible AI research and innovation. The role holder will collaborate with teams of researchers and academics across top universities in the UK. The role holder, having recently completed or soon be completing their PhD, will have experience and achievements in their chosen field reflecting a growing and consistent national reputation. 

The Transitional Assistant Professor role provides the role holder with the necessary support to establish themselves as an independent academic, whilst developing and maintaining a successful research portfolio. Initially, this post will enable the employee to focus on contributing to and advancing RAI UK’s interdisciplinary research agenda, with a reduced and managed teaching workload for three years. With an individual package of support provided the School and colleagues, the role holder will gradually transition to a standard Assistant Professor role in the School of Computer Science. The role holder will have the opportunity to contribute to RAI UK and the School via leadership and/or administrative management and/or co-ordination of specific initiatives.

The role holder should have demonstrable breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in a relevant discipline to develop subject-specific research in areas relevant to Responsible and Trustworthy AI. Areas could include Responsible Innovation, Human-Computer/Robot Interaction, Fairness, Accountability and Transparency, Diversity & Inclusion, Explainable AI, Technology Law & Regulation, Psychology, Sociology, Digital Humanities and Science and Technology Studies. 

The role holder will work with interdisciplinary researchers in Horizon Digital Economy Research and the Mixed Reality Lab, and will have access to robotic equipment in the Cobot Maker Space (, which includes a range of anthropomorphic, mobile, telepresence, and gripper arm robots.  

The role holder will have demonstrated potential to attract research funding, and ideally have a consistent track record of published research in peer reviewed journals. An understanding of management processes and ability to manage and motivate others would be a bonus. Experience and/or an understanding of how to deliver teaching within an agreed quality framework is essential. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others.

This role is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Joel Fischer. Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Job share arrangements may be considered



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