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Reader in Human Computer Interaction

Reference Number
Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
52793 to 59400


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, is in the top ten in the UK for starting salaries and is second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London federation in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in academic staff, estate and systems and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Department of Computer Science within the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering has been at the leading edge of Computer Science in the UK for six decades.

The Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design (HCID) is based in the Department of Computer Science. And was originally established 25 years ago. HCID has a reputation as one of the largest and most successful HCI research groups in the UK. We also pride ourselves in delivering specialist Masters Courses and running a profitable consultancy service through the Interaction Lab.
This is an exciting opportunity to join existing academic staff in undertaking world-class research and to help shape the future direction of HCID

We invite applications for a Readership in the Centre.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have an established track record of research excellence as demonstrated by existing research funding and world-class publications. The post is open to applicants in any area aligned to HCID's activities, particularly in designing systems for real-world use that are informed by engaging with a variety of stakeholders, centred around innovative applications for embedding smart technology in everyday environments, novel ways of communicating with the user, new ways for a diverse range of users to access and retrieve information, and advanced technologies for healthcare.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 31st March 2017

Interviews will be held week commencing 17th April 2017

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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