Vacancy for a Lecturer to join the group

Posted by chris on November 21, 2012

Applications are invited for a new lectureship in the Argumentation Research Group within the School of Computing at the University of Dundee.

The group’s expansion is associated with the development of new postgraduate level teaching in which the new lecturer will be expected to play a leading role. This teaching responsibility will involve development of module specifications, student recruitment, and preparation and delivery of materials in areas related to argumentation and negotiation.

The post will be held in the Argumentation Research Group in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee. The group’s research is funded by EPSRC, RCUK, JISC, the Leverhulme Trust and others, and is published in top journals such as Artificial Intelligence. We expect the new appointment to make a significant contribution to this performance, in both securing RCUK, EU and other funds, and also in publication of the highest quality research results. We expect, in particular, that applicants should have a CV which includes papers that demonstrate the very highest levels of significance, originality and rigour in REF terms.

The group is looking to complement its existing research strengths with expertise which can link argumentation with computational linguistics, rhetoric, economics or the law. Some experience with argumentation in one of these contexts is essential, as is a strong background in computer science and artificial intelligence.

At the most recent RAE, the School’s research was rated fourth in Scotland, with two thirds of its research rated world leading or internationally excellent (4* or 3*). The School also has the third highest research income per capita of any Computer Science Department in the UK. Dundee has been ranked amongst the top places in the world for scientists to work (The Scientist), and has one of the lowest costs of living in the UK.

The post will commence from 01 March 2013 (or other date by negotiation), and is permanent, subject to probation.  More information is available from the research group website at

Remuneration will be at Grade 8, depending on qualifications and
experience (£37,012 – £44,166). Further details and an application pack are
available from our website:  Alternatively, contact
Personnel Services, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, tel: (01382) 384817 (answering machine).

The closing date for applications is 14 January 2013.
Please quote Reference number ASE/0175