Professor in Human Computer Interaction Ref: 8062

School/department: Engineering and Informatics/Informatics
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 8062
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 17 May 2023
Closing date: 27 July 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 24 August 2023
Expected start date: As soon as able

Job description

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. 

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. 

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.

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

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the role, you should submit the following documents;

  • A short, up to two-page, letter of application
  • A full CV
  • Statements of future research plans and ways in which you could contribute to teaching across the School
  • A list of three referees you would be happy for us to contact should you be shortlisted for interview

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

Your application should be sent to: Emma Macfarlane (

Download our terms and conditions summary for Teaching faculty [PDF 10.99KB]

You might also be interested in: