De Montfort University (DMU) is a vibrant, ambitious institution. Characterised by strong leadership and an international outlook, DMU achieved a TEF Gold ranking for its teaching quality and prestigious awards for its #DMUGlobal initiative. Located within Leicester's cosmopolitan city centre, DMU's £136 million campus transformation is creating the modern, inspiring environments our students and staff deserve.
At DMU, we believe that everyone should have the freedom to be, the freedom to inspire and the freedom to succeed. In 2016, we launched our game-changing charter 'DMUfreedom', with the premise that all our staff and students be afforded the respect, inspiration, space and support to reach their full potential. Through DMUfreedom, we seek to advance equality and diversity at DMU through our ambitious set of game-changers and equality objectives, to ensure DMU is a diverse and friendly place to study and work, where everybody feels the freedom to be, to inspire and to succeed.
The Faculty The School of Computer Science and Informatics is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. It offers a wide range of courses to undergraduates and postgraduates in line with emergent demand and the nature of these fast-moving, competitive disciplines. We have a solid track record of ground-breaking research and in REF2014, nearly 60% of the School's research was considered to be world leading or internationally excellent. Due in the first place to the international nature and high influence of the school's academic research, with the Institute for Artificial Intelligence attracting some 5,000 new citations in 2019, Computer Science at DMU is ranked in positions 151-200 in the Shanghai Ranking of Universities (joint 13th in UK) and in position 201-250 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Alongside the university as a whole, we have huge ambitions for the future in terms of our offering to students and the quality and scale of our research.
The Role The starting salary will be dependant on individual experience and expertise, matched against the university's professorial criteria. You will be expected to play a significant leadership role within the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) and work with the research leaders in the School of Computer Science, to develop an outstanding external profile for research in artificial intelligence with strong impact on local businesses and established industry partners.
You will also be expected to provide leadership to the external income generation, research and teaching of the IAI. The research interests in the IAI include but are not limited to the following areas; Computational Intelligence, Soft Computing, Grey Systems, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Intelligent Transport Systems, Digital Health, Robotics, Data Analytics and Visualisation.
The Person To excel in this role, you will need strong leadership skills, proven track record in income generation, strength in building links with internal and external stakeholders (such as industry, government, and other academic institutions) and must demonstrate initiative and entrepreneurial attributes.
De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.
If this role interests you please visit the DMU careers site to submit a full application. To ensure you are successful, please detail how you meet the criteria specified within the job description and person specification.
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This role may require a satisfactory DBS check to be undertaken, which will be discussed at the offer stage.