We are looking for a new Co-Director!

We are excited to announce that we are currently looking to hire a new Chair in Design Informatics within the School of Informatics. The holder of the Chair will also serve as co-director of the Centre of Design Informatics.

This is a great opportunity for a world-leading researcher who will take Design Informatics to the next level. We are looking for a Professor to provide research leadership, spearhead funding initiatives, and develop design informatics teaching. They are also expected to play a significant outreach role, through public engagement and industry contacts. The Chair will be based in the School of Informatics, but will work with designers, data scientists, technologists and researchers across the University, and with external public and private sector partners. Design Informatics sits within the new Bayes Centre which is the University of Edinburgh’s innovation hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The Chair’s research profile will combine expertise in one of the subfields of informatics with a track record of teaching, research, and leadership in design. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
• Health care informatics
• Human-computer interaction and human-data interaction
• Visualization and computer graphics
• Privacy and security, internet of things
• Human-centric AI and social informatics
• Language, speech, vision, multimodal computing, and robotics

For further information on the role and how to apply please visit the University of Edinburgh’s HR portal here.