Job: Reader in social computing or HCI at University of Lincoln

Reader in Social Computing or Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Salary £45,155 + plus benefits

Post ref: MHT106

Closing date: 1 April 2010.

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Reader with specific research interests that are aligned with the activities of the Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) research centre. This post arises directly from the School’s recent success in RAE2008 and demonstrates institutional commitment to reward successful research activity and invest in key areas of strategic importance.

You will contribute to the University’s ambition to achieve international recognition as a research intensive institution and will be expected to conduct high quality research, seek external research income and supervise postgraduate research students, as well as contribute to the wider activities of the School. You will have an outstanding research record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Social computing and online social networks
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Social, pervasive and mobile gaming
  • Serious, educational and persuasive games
  • Interaction design and special populations
  • Social robotics and human-robot interaction

Evidence of national/international research reputation is essential as is a proven track record of high quality research output activity, grant income, and excellence and innovation in teaching.

The School of Computer Science at University of Lincoln scored highly in RAE2008 with 85% of its outputs ranked at international quality or better with 15% ranked world-leading. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in computer science, games and information systems with approximately 500 full-time students and a rapidly expanding body of PhD Students. The School is located at the University’s £100million+ Brayford Pool development – the first new city centre university campus to be built in the UK for 25 years.

LiSC, set up in 2005, currently holds external research funding worth over £0.5 million and conducts research on how society and individuals interact with technology; its activities are well aligned with the RCUK Digital Economy research priorities. We are seeking highly motivated and talented researchers to contribute to the expansion of the Centre’s activities, its research income and its reputation.

Informal enquiries about the posts can be made to Dr Shaun Lawson (01522 886318; email: To apply please visit

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