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The University of Cambridge would like to recruit a new faculty member in the broad area of Computer Graphics, including content acquisition, geometric processing, animation, simulation, rendering and hardware. Recent developments in areas such as automated content capture, physical fabrication, or application of machine learning methods are particularly welcome. We are looking for people who can demonstrate that they are capable of world-class research that will be complementary to the research and teaching skills in the Graphics and Interaction group and the Department of Computer Science and Technology more broadly.

Applicants will have developed or show evidence of being able to develop their own distinctive research theme(s). The Graphics and Interaction group has diverse strengths that are expected to be complementary to this post, including computational photography, HDR and human perception (Mantiuk), affective computing (Gunes), interactive display technologies (Robinson), statistical visualisation (Wischik) and visual programming languages (Blackwell). We are additionally looking for potential to collaborate with members of the Department outside the Graphics and Interaction group, and with broader interdisciplinary networks such as the Cambridge Images network, encompassing medical imaging, computer vision, robotics and augmented reality research.

The Graphics and Interaction group has a strong tradition of practical research: tackling real world problems before the real world realises there is a problem, and able to articulate that vision as a leader in international research communities such as SIGGRAPH. We would like to appoint someone who can envisage the future of technology and build early prototypes to investigate systems and usability before the technology becomes commercial.

Once appointed, faculty members are expected to develop their own research portfolio, including attracting graduate students, obtaining external funding, producing high-quality publications and collaborating with others where appropriate. A range of programmes are available to help Early Career Researchers achieve these goals. University Lecturers have freedom to decide on their own research area(s) without any form of Departmental direction.

The University of Cambridge has unique policies that provide great freedom for commercial collaboration, consultancy, shared appointments and entrepreneurship, resulting in one of the world's most dynamic investment and innovation ecosystems.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 11 January 2019. The interviewing panel will meet during January to produce a shortlist and your references may be requested. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during early February and will be invited to visit the Computer Laboratory, give a seminar and attend a formal interview. This process will take place on 14 March 2019.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure you upload your curriculum vitae; a full publications list and a covering letter including a summary of your research interest and future plans. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR15892 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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