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Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

Requisition ID:  25227

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  16-Mar-2023



Lecturer Grade F: £33,348 to £43,155 per annum 
Lecturer Grade G: £44,414 to £52,841 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 16 April 2023



The Role


We are excited to launch this opportunity, which is part of a substantial and strategic investment from Newcastle University and the SAgE Faculty into Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Skills.  This builds on our successes hosting the National Innovation Centre for Data and engaging with the Alan Turing Institute, and on our investment in purpose-built facilities for Computing and Data Science in Newcastle Helix. You will have the opportunity to shape this continued investment effort in future years by collaborating with multi-disciplinary Faculty teams across research and education.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to be the most transformative and disruptive technology of the 21st century. It has the potential to dramatically accelerate scientific and technological breakthroughs in engineering, from machine vision, robotics, automation, process engineering, augmented/virtual reality, transport and electrification, to the design of advanced materials for carbon capture, structural health monitoring of infrastructure projects and digital twins.  


We are looking for an innovative, ambitious and visionary early career academic who is able to develop, lead and sustain research of national and emerging international standard at the intersection between artificial intelligence and engineering, working collaboratively on a variety of shared problems that can benefit from the application of AI in engineering applications. 
Our primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching and commitment to our ethos of creativity and collegiality. You will be affiliated to a relevant Research Group in the School and will benefit from access to excellent research facilities across multiple groups. 


The School of Engineering strives to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong engineering disciplines, this position provides a significant opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, within a successful and supportive environment.  
The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.


For more information about the School of Engineering, and our research, please click here.


We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.


The appointment is offered on a full-time basis and is open-ended, with an estimated start date of 1st June 2023. 


Presentations will be held on, Tuesday 2nd May 2023 with interviews to follow on Wednesday 24th May 2023.


To apply, please complete an online application and provide the following documents:


  • A cover letter detailing how you meet the Person Specifications and how a position at Newcastle University will foster your academic career and how your research or background complements the relevant research area.
  • A full curriculum vitae including details of your qualifications and publications, including any relevant research funding, post-graduate supervision, technical or teaching experiences and citizenship.
  • A research statement of no more than two-sides of A4. Your statement should include details of your proposed research area and your research goals.
  • A Teaching Statement of no more than two sides of A4. Your statement should include details of your existing or proposed teaching area(s) and a description of your teaching philosophy.
  • Your past contributions to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and what your contributions to EDI at Newcastle will be.


Please note any ‘additional documents’ that you upload may be redacted and therefore not considered by the reviewing panel.


We really want to hear from you. For an informal chat around the role, please contact:




Click here to view the full job description.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 25227