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Assistant/Associate Professor in Robotics and AI

Computer Science

Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  Assistant Professor £40927 to £50296 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Associate Professor £53348 to £63668 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 March 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  SCI119522X1

We are looking to recruit Assistant/Associate Professors in Robotics and AI to the School of Computer Science to complement our strengths and join our Cyber-physical Health and Assistive Robotics (CHART) research group.

Cyber-physical systems and assistive robotics are becoming recognised as transformational technologies in helping people improve their quality of life and live independently. The CHART research group is spearheading research in this area with projects such as the EPSRC Health Technology Network+ EMERGENCE: Tackling Frailty – Facilitating the Emergence of Healthcare Robotics from Labs into Service, an EU Project METRICS, “Metrological Evaluation and Testing of Robots in International CompetitionS developing methods and benchmarks for assistive robots, working with AgeUK in trialling telepresence robots in residential villages, together with several Trustworthy Autonomous Systems projects. 

As part of the Cobot Maker Space on Jubilee campus, the group is linked to the Smart Products Beacon and the Horizon CDT. Our focus is on addressing the highest priority healthcare challenges and have links with the Centre for Healthcare Technologies, the Queen’s Medical Centre and the National Rehabilitation Centre.
 We are looking to develop our research capabilities in areas such as intelligent socially and physically assistive robots to support activities of daily living, mobility and rehabilitation, teleoperation and shared-control for remote assistance and treatment, intelligent sensing and mixed-reality environments for physical and cognitive rehabilitation, and cognitive architectures for embodied intelligence.

Assistant Professor: you will have a growing national reputation and the potential to make a significant impact on research and teaching. 

Associate Professor: you will have a substantial and growing national and international reputation and will make a significant impact on research and teaching. You would act as principal investigator on major research projects, interpret and review research project outcomes and contribute to curriculum leadership.

See our recruitment microsite ( and the CHART website ( for more information on our research group’s vision and research strengths.

As part of the application process, in addition to your CV which should include a full publication list, we welcome a concise cover letter detailing your:

  • motivation for your application and why you feel your profile fits the foundational and applied research remit at CHART.
  • research track record, within your own discipline and across disciplines/sectors as appropriate;
  • research Plan and Vision in reference to CHART, the School, and inter-disciplinary research.

This is a permanent position. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18.25 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.  We are open to discuss flexible working arrangement. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Praminda Caleb-Solly at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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