[Corpora-List] Lectureship/Readership in Visualisation, University of Edinburgh

Alex Lascarides alex at inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue Dec 15 16:26:02 CET 2020

Lectureship/Readership in Visualisation School of Informatics University of Edinburgh

Closing date: 12th January 2021

Job Description

The Opportunity:

The position is embedded in an interdisciplinary environment at the University of Edinburgh, spanning the School of Informatics, the new Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) (https://efi.ed.ac.uk/), the Centre for Design Informatics (https://www.designinformatics.org), and the Visual+Interactive Data group (http://visualinteractivedata.github.io). . The position aims to build new cross-disciplinary bridges between these areas and shape a range of current efforts in data visualisation across the University of Edinburgh and beyond.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a portfolio of high quality externally-funded research, working collaboratively with colleagues across different disciplines and with a range of external partners (from communities, industry and government). They will be expected to publish high quality research regularly, and to undertake research that has societal impact, while contributing to the interdisciplinary research environment of EFI.

The position will contribute substantially to the development and delivery of interdisciplinary visualisation courses within new MSc programmes in EFI and will offer supervision within the School of Informatics. The EFI programmes will be developed to an innovative model which includes on-campus and online delivery, interdisciplinary connections and a project-based design. The post holder will expand and build on an existing portfolio of teaching resources in the area of visualisation at the University. Teaching will start in the academic year 2021/22, with time and support before that dedicated to course design and development.

Your skills and attributes for success:

The successful candidate will

- have a PhD, - a track record of high-quality research demonstrated through

publication in top tier journals and conferences, - the enthusiasm and ability to undertake original cross-disciplinary

research and - a commitment to high quality, creative teaching.

We are looking for colleagues with energy, insight and enthusiasm who are committed to world-leading, interdisciplinary teaching and research.

All applications must contain the following supporting documents:

- A covering letter indicating how you meet the knowledge, skills and

experience required for the post - A teaching statement, indicating your commitment to creative,

innovative approaches - A five-year research and publication plan, including plans for

attracting external research funding - Full CV (resume) and publication list

Further details are at the application site:


Deadline: 12th January, with interviews happening in March or April.

-- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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