Professor in Applied Artificial Intelligence job with CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY

Job reference: REQ03697

Release date: 11/29/2022

Application deadline: January 16, 2023

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £67,541 – £88,072 per year (pro rata if part-time)

Contract hours: 37

Basis: full-time

Job Category/Type: Academics

Professor of Applied Artificial Intelligence

job description
The faculty wish to appoint an inspirational Professor of Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help shape our existing and new computing programs at the Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Design and to lead research and enterprise in this evolving area of ​​the University’s research portfolio. You should have experience in applying AI to real societal problems and we would strongly welcome applications from individuals with a background in AI applications;

  • computer science
  • data intelligence
  • VR/AR
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet security
  • Application of AI to computer vision and assistive technology
  • Explainable AI (XAI)
  • internet of things
  • Internet of Medical Things

You will have the opportunity to join a growing team of computer science and engineering educators and researchers as the new School of Engineering, Technology and Design journey begins. As a Professor of Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI), you will have the academic opportunity to make a significant contribution to the faculty’s full-time undergraduate, graduate and graduate program offerings and to take a leading and collaborative role in growing research and development activities at the school .

The computer courses have incorporated a problem-based/CDIO teaching approach into their curriculum, which aims to produce ready-to-work engineering graduates who can research, design, implement and operate integrative technology solutions for the benefit of society. In Computers and Engineering, we strive to develop data and cybersecurity learning opportunities for undergraduate, postgraduate, trainee and industry CPD short courses to support regional and national industry computer security.

We value and welcome applications from a variety of computer professionals from both;

  • Academic and Industry/Commerce
  • Research and innovation in applied practice

We are committed to developing an equal, diverse and inclusive, supportive and flexible work environment that aims to be a model of best practice. We are also keen to attract collaborators who take advantage of collaboration/research with industry.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the computing offering being developed at the University and to work with a variety of partners to transform education in the region.

The University had significant achievements under the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021), with this evaluation exercise finding that:

  • The proportion of our world-leading (4*) research has more than doubled since 2014.
  • 2 percent of work submitted by the CCCU was rated as either World Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*).
  • At least 15 percent of the research has been rated as world-leading (4*) in seven of the 12 UoAs we submitted to, with four UoAs having more than 20 percent world-leading research and one more than 40 percent.
  • The percentage of our impact ranked as Global Leader (4*) has more than quadrupled since 2014.
  • 3 percent of our impact case studies were rated as world leaders (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), compared to 52 percent in 2014.

Applications are welcome from candidates with industrial experience in applied artificial intelligence and those seeking a part-time or job-sharing opportunity.

Applicants wishing to return to the profession after a career break are also welcome, and professional development is offered to develop individuals into university teachers.

additional information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world-famous cathedral city, surrounded by stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and a great work environment with a range of benefits ranging from a company pension scheme to use of university facilities including the library and fitness center.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and bank holidays plus days off over the Christmas period.

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equal opportunity, supports and advances underrepresented groups and values ​​diversity. We encourage broader inclusion through our policies such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups, and the Disability Confident Scheme, which guarantees an interview for all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for our roles.

Our goal is to create an inclusive work culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates who are currently under-represented across Canterbury Christ Church. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, trans and non-binary candidates. All application decisions and advancement opportunities through the university are determined solely by personal merit.


How to apply

Applications from candidates seeking part-time or job-sharing opportunities are welcome.

Start of application: 29.11.2022
Application deadline: January 16, 2023
Interviews should take place: 08/02/2023

Interviews on campus.

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Please note that Canterbury Christ Church University reserves the right to advance the application deadline for this position in the event of a large number of applications.

For positions of this type, you must complete the essential details section and upload your CV, cover letter and all supporting documents.

If you require any further information regarding the position please contact Anne Nortcliffe, [email protected] (no agencies only, thank you) and quote the reference number. REQ03697.

Please note that the application must be made online via the university’s website; Information sent directly by e-mail cannot be taken into account.

Applicants in the university’s transfer pool will be considered in advance. No agencies, thank you.

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