Senior Lecturer in System Safety

University of York

United Kingdom

August 29, 2022

Description

Senior Lecturer in System Safety

Department

Computer Science

Salary

£53,353 - £61,823 a year

Grade

Grade 8

Contract status

Open

Hours of work

Full-time

Based at

University of York campus

Posted Date

02/08/2022

Apply by

29/08/2022

Job Reference

11112

Documents

  • Job Description 11112.pdf (PDF, 292.93kb)
  • Role Description Department

    As the Department of Computer Science at the University of York celebrates its 50th year, we are making a series of strategic academic appointments to promote its existing strengths and to develop new initiatives. The department's vision is to be internationally leading in education and research on the engineering of safe, ethical and secure computational systems. With this appointment, we are seeking to appoint an excellent researcher in system safety with a good track record in teaching to join our High Integrity Systems (HISE) research group.

    We would consider candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds but who have significant experience of working with, or in, a safety-critical industry. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with experience in safety and security, safety and autonomy/AI, or safety and human factors.

    The appointee should be readying and willing to take a leading role in the research and teaching activities of the department and to seek collaborations and joint projects with our research centres, including the Institute for Safe Autonomy and the Assuring Autonomy International Programme. The appointee will be expected to contribute to our continuing professional development courses in system safety, including the MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering.

    Role

    Main purpose of the role:

  • To generate new research approaches and identify, adapt, develop and use research methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research and development undertaken
  • To lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • To publish high impact research in quality journals, either as a sole author or in collaboration with others, and to devise, direct and develop research projects generating external research funding.
  • To take responsibility for overseeing, developing and promoting innovative teaching and learning approaches and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • To lead the design, development and delivery of a range of academic modules and ensure that design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the Department and University
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities
  • Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
  • PhD in Computer Science or a cognate discipline
  • A proven track record in research with high quality journal publications and conference presentations or equivalent industrial experience
  • An extensive track record of teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate level or similar experience in a demonstrably similar context
  • Ability to provide academic leadership in research area and to lead a research team where appropriate
  • Proven ability to take a leading role in the supervision of research students
  • Ability to demonstrate major research leadership both internally and externally
  • Ability to extend, transform, and apply knowledge from scholarship
  • Ability to design, deliver, and assess topics from our continuing professional development courses in system safety, including the MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering.
  • Ability to work with external and non-academic organisations for research impact and CPD
  • Interview date: to be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Ibrahim Habli on ibrahim.habli@york.ac.uk

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We also encourage applications from women for senior roles.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as...