Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Healthcare Technologies
University of Glasgow, Department of Computing Science
United Kingdom

**These positions are offered across the lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader levels. Please indicate on your cover letter which role(s) you wish to be considered for**

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK's Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world's great broad-based research-intensive universities.

Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas in computing technologies for healthcare that complement the existing strengths within the School. The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in computing technologies for healthcare; contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation. 

For appointment at Reader you will have an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income, and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.

The School of Computing Science has researchers undertaking world class research across a broad spectrum of computing technologies for healthcare. These range from building models to help understand the chemistry of life and disease (computational biology and -omics technologies), to the analysis and detection of mental and psychiatric issues (attachment in children, dementia, autism, depression, etc.), passing through the development of computing technologies supporting the activity of doctors and medical personnel (kidney donors matching and analysis of medical documents) and of prosthetic technologies (Brain Computer Interfaces). 

With a view to expanding research in this area, applications will be considered in any computing area relevant to healthcare and medicine (broadly defined). Candidates are expected to have an established track record, possibly including interdisciplinary projects and collaborations, in the investigation of methodologies and/or computing technologies aimed at processing and analysis of data relevant to medicine and healthcare. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, computing approaches for the diagnosis of mental and physical pathologies, healthcare-oriented data analytics, computational biology, medical imaging, IT for healthcare, etc. Candidates are expected to integrate with ongoing activities in the School, as well as develop collaborations within the wider University.

Two positions are available. 

Job Purpose

To carry out research and scholarship in computing technologies for healthcare, deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment, and contribute to management and administration. At Grade 8 and 9, demonstrate leadership and contribute to academic and strategic management.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following range of activities:

1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately to School/College research strategy. 

2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through:

- Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit;

- Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal/external seminars, colloquia and workshops;

- Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal/external bodies to support future research;

- Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School/College/University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;
- Contribution to team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.

3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/post-graduate programmes within the Subject/School.

4. Contribute to the on-going development and design of under/post-graduate curricula, to ensure a research-led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support.

6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School.

7. Engage in personal, professional and career development.

8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World.


For appointment at grade 8: Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility and strategic management, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs and funding. 

For appointment at grade 9: In addition, demonstrate a distinctive contribution to the academic community through a leading role nationally and internationally eg shaping research agendas, advising review panels and funders.

For appointment to Reader: Excel significantly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Relevant PhD or equivalent experience within a relevant scientific or technical discipline. 
A2 Significant breadth/depth of knowledge in Computer Science and its application in healthcare.
A3 A growing international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within computing healthcare technologies.

For appointment at grade 9/Reader:
A4 An extensive and established reputation in research and/or teaching within computing healthcare technologies as evidenced by esteem indicators



C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop an international research profile
C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate
C3 Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely
C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach
C5 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
C6 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills 
C7 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills
C8 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students 

For appointment at Grade 8/9/Reader:
C9 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues and manage a research team
C10 Excellent influencing and collaboration skills to facilitate shaping the research agenda of the academic community and funders
C11 Exceptional commitment to high quality teaching, enthusing students and inspiring learning 



E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career researcher
E2 Evidence of a track record of presentations and publications 
E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications
E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level

For appointment at Grade 8:
E6 Strong track record of undertaking research, publishing in high impact journals at national and international level, and in attracting external research funding
E7 Excellent track record of contribution to academic and administration activities in a research led institution

For appointment at Grade 9/Reader:
E8 Evidence the above criteria to a higher degree, particularly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact

Job Features

Glasgow Computing Science has 45 academic staff, supports more than 100 research students, and delivers teaching to approximately1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Annual research income is more than £3 million.

In the UK's 2014 independent research exercise, we were rated top in Scotland for research impact with 68% of our impact judged world-leading and 32% internationally excellent. In the overall research ranking, our School was judged equal 16th amongst UK computer science departments, rising to 10th position on research volume with 84% of all research judged world-leading or internationally excellent. We are 6th in the UK on research intensity-weighted GPA rank order (GPA * % returned).

Our School is ranked 2nd in Scotland in The Complete University Guide 2019, joint 10th in the UK in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2018, and is in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Glasgow Computing is renowned for research and teaching at the intersection of theoretical and applied Computing, and our undergraduate degree programmes are underpinned by a deep theoretical understanding. We are 4th in the Russell Group for graduate career prospects (HESA 2017-18). 

Further information
Interested applicants may contact Dr Simon Rogers on Simon.Rogers@glasgow.ac.ukfor an informal discussion.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Research & Teaching Grade, level 7/8/9, £35,210 - £39,610 / £43,266 - £50,132 / £51,630 - £58,089 per annum.

These posts are full time and open ended.

You will be required to upload a covering letter (this should include (i) a one-page research statement outlining your vision for research, together with a link to your Google scholar page, and, if appropriate, a one-page outline of an impact case study that could be developed; (ii) a one-page teaching statement outlining what you think matters for teaching), your CV, and complete an online form.
If appointed at grade 7/8 you will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/ 

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

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