Academic Associate in Computer Science (Part Time Lecturer and Part Time PhD Study)
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 007995

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 24/11/2020

Salary : Grade G (£28,756 - £33,309 pro rata)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Department: Academic Schools

School/Section : School of Science & Technology

Additional information:  This post is a part-time academic post coupled with a part-time PhD scholarship fixed term for 5 years.

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Academic Associate in Computer Science. The Academic Associate will be expected to contribute to the academic activities of the department (0.5 FTE) and concurrently undertake a part-time doctoral training programme leading towards the award of PhD.  The successful post holder will be awarded a contract, which intrinsically links their teaching and learning commitments with their individual research activities.  The Academic Associate will be working and completing a PhD in one of the research areas including: 1) Computational Intelligence and Applications 2) Interactive Systems 3) Network Infrastructures and Cyber Security 4) Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics 5) Mathematical aspects of Computer Science.

Nottingham Trent University is proud to have been rated Gold under the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. It was also named as 2017 ‘University of the Year’ by the Times Higher Education Supplement and ‘Modern University of the Year’ by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The university has also won the Guardian University of the Year award 2019. The University is renowned for leading edge research and strong links with industry.

Background information on the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science resides within the School of Science and Technology on the Clifton Campus and there are excellent collaborative opportunities with colleagues in other departments and research centres. Nottingham Trent University has a long and established history for delivering computing-related programmes.  Currently the department comprises 46 academic staff and ~26 PhD research students, as well as large undergraduate and taught postgraduate cohorts. The department provides researchers with an exciting environment for undertaking high quality, interdisciplinary work. Members of the research team continue to apply computationally intelligent methods and techniques to real-world applications that can make a difference to lives and society. We offer a friendly environment of excellence and invite you to join us.   ​​​​​​​

This is a re-advertisement; applicants who have unsuccessfully applied for this role within the last 12 months need not apply again.

Alongside the online application, please complete a) a covering letter b) your CV c) a short statement (no more than one side of A4), outlining the topic you wish to research and identifying a potential supervisor.

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position that the online information does not cover, then please contact: Prof. Ahmad Lotfi, Head of Department of Computer Science, via 

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Additional information for international applicants: NTU will pay for UK/EU PhD student tuition fees for this post only, as international students applying would need to pay the differential between UK and international student fees.

Furthermore, as this is a part-time academic post coupled with a part-time PhD scholarship, this role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. 

Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

NTU do not currently support part time study under a Tier 4 Visa.  International Students are welcome to apply for full-time PhD’s. 



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