Job: Professor in Human Computer Interaction at University of Sussex

Call for Applications

Professor in Human Computer Interaction
School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex
United Kingdom

Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 8062

Closing date: 09 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 31 May 2022
Expected start date: 01 September 2022

The School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex is appointing new academic staff in Computer Science and Artificial intelligence as part of a strategy to grow and complement the current strengths in the Department of Informatics.

This post is one of the five new positions created. We wish to appoint a Professor in Human Computer Interaction to work in the Department of Informatics and join our Creative Technology research group. Current research is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are changing. We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, considering it in relation to digital technologies, connected physical artifacts, people’s experience and their practices with mobile, immersive, multi-sensory, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching within the department. They will be associated with the Creative Technology research group and contribute to research leadership and research-led undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, and statements of future research plans and ways in which the applicant could contribute to teaching across the School.

Please contact Dr Ian Mackie (, Head of the Department of Informatics, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8062 [PDF 223.80KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.


If you wish to apply for the role, you should submit a short, up to two-page, letter of application, plus a summary CV (no more than 4 sides) outlining the key facts and information about yourself, what you will bring to the role and why you are the right person for it.

Please also complete and submit our Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB]

Your expression of interest should be sent to: Emma Macfarlane (

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