Chair of Embodied Intelligence

University of Nottingham
Computer Science

Closing Date
WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Chair of Embodied Intelligence

The University of Nottingham are inviting applications for a Chair of Embodied Intelligence to join our growing School of Computer Science and to take on a leadership role within the new interdisciplinary Smart Products Beacon, which explores how leading-edge technologies emerging from Computer Science and Engineering can fundamentally disrupt the nature of products and how they are made. In this brand-new role, you will bring world-class research, leadership and excellence to our School and the wider University. You will make a significant impact on the direction, strategy, objectives and success of the University by influencing and shaping the advancement of Embodied Intelligence within the Computer Sciences.

As Chair of Embodied Intelligence, you will be responsible for research, strategic direction and teaching relating to how digital technologies become embodied within the world, for example as robots, agents or through the Internet of Things. You will also undertake academic leadership and managerial responsibilities within the School and the Smart Products Beacon. Accountable to the Head of School and the Director of Smart Products Beacon, you will possess in-depth knowledge of Embodied Intelligence and enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the field. As an established research leader, your reputation in Embodied Intelligence and Smart Products will be recognised both nationally and internationally and you will have a proven track record attracting research funding, transferring results to commercial and practical use, and mentoring both research students and faculty. You should also have a proven ability to plan and lead the delivery of research and teaching programmes and to work across multiple disciplines such as Engineering and Humanities

The Faculty of Science has more than 5000 undergraduates and over 1400 postgraduate students, and comprises of seven Schools, all of whom have achieved an Athena Swan Award. The School of Computer Science is a modern and dynamic place to work and study providing state-of-the-art facilities and undertaking internationally leading research. We pride ourselves on the friendly environment and work hard to maintain a relationship between staff and students by holding frequent, non-teaching events such as coffee mornings and annual celebrations such as the Christmas party, a Chinese New Year meal and Summer Barbecues.

At the University of Nottingham, you will become part of a pioneering University that provides an exceptional education and delivers transformational research. You will join our world-leading researchers and academics whose work is transforming lives and societies. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. You will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes.

This position will be offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

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Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Natalie Derry ( nderry [at] wittkieffer[.]com / +44 (0) 7408 851 596) or Evan Yeckley eyeckley [at] wittkieffer[.]com / +44 (0) 7408 834 744).

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 14th April 2020.

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 181184.

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