Assistant Professor in Assistive Robotics

University of Nottingham Department of Computer Science

United Kingdom

Transitional Assistant Professor in Assistive Robotics

Closing Date
Sunday, 29th May 2022
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Computer Science
£37467 to £50296 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are looking to recruit a Transitional Assistant Professor in Assistive Robotics 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. Located in the Cobot Maker Space on Jubilee campus, the group is also 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 socially and physically assistive robots to support 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.

As a Transitional Assistant Professor, we are seeking candidates who have recently or will soon be completing their PhD. You will have the potential to grow a national reputation in your chosen field and have the opportunity to make an impact on the research and teaching of the discipline. You will undertake research, individually and collaboratively, taking the lead on planning and running projects to complement the existing research of the School. You will seek and secure funding through the development of research proposal and be active in research and knowledge exchange projects. You will have the ability to deliver a high standard of teaching through a variety of methods to support the School’s teaching requirements, within your area of expertise. Initially, you will focus on research with a reduced and managed teaching responsibility, being supported to develop in all aspects of the Assistant Professor role.

See our recruitment microsite here for more information on our School’s vision, research strengths, and role within university strategy.

This is a permanent, full-time (36.25 hours) post; however, applications are also 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 arrangements. Job share arrangements would 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.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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