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    Dundee Fellows

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    Contents3. Executive summary

    4. About the City of Dundee

    5-6. About the University of Dundee

    7. About the College of Art, Science and Engineering (CASE)

    8. About the Dundee Fellowship Scheme

    9. Person specification

    10. Job description

    11. Target Research Themes

    18. How to apply

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    Executive Summary

    As the University of Dundee moves towards its 25 year vision of becoming Scotlands leading

    University, we are actively investing in the next generation of our academic community. Our

    Dundee Fellows scheme offers exciting opportunities to outstanding, early career researchers to

    establish themselves at the University of Dundee and develop towards making a full and

    excellent contribution to research, teaching and leadership in their chosen field. We are

    particularly keen to make these opportunities attractive to candidates who are typically under-

    represented in the areas of Art, Science and Engineering by offering flexibility and support

    through full time or part time contracts, flexible working hours and childcare or carer support.

    The University of Dundee is one of the UKs leading universities, internationally recognis ed

    for its expertise across a range of disciplines including science, medicine, engineering and art,and as a university which promotes translational research, stimulates new ideas and ideologies

    where disciplines intersect and which is focused on meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

    Particular target areas for the scheme are:

    Art & Design

    Archives, Curation & Contemporary Practices Design Innovation Digital Interaction Visualisation & Imaging

    Engineering, Physics, Mathematics & Computing

    Argumentation Technology Coastal Environment, Geotechnical & Offshore Energy Engineering Informatics for Social Inclusion Mathematical Biology, Biological Physics & Bioengineering Photonics & Nanotechnology

    Space Technology & Solar Physics

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    About the City ofDundee

    When choosing somewhere to work and live, quality of life is key. Dundee is one of the few

    locations in the UK which combines the best of both worlds city facilities on a friendly

    community scale and easy access to some of the most stunning countryside in Scotland.

    Set on the spectacular Tay Estuary, Dundee is a city in a landscape of wild beaches, rolling golf

    courses, quaint coastal villages and beyond them Scotlands famous mountains and glens

    providing a range of lifestyle choices and house prices unbeaten by other Scottish cities.

    The salaries of employees in Dundee currently go further on the property ladder than almost any

    other city in the UK. Where the average UK house price is six times the average salary, in

    Dundee the ratio is just under four times salary. The range of properties within commuting

    distance to the University covers the widest spectrum from rambling country houses and

    seaside cottages to handsome town villas and sleek city quay apartments. Dundee has put

    enormous effort into the redevelopment of the city centre and its stunning waterfront along the Tay

    is nowbeing developed. Excellent shopping sits side-by-side with a vibrant cultural quarter hometo Scotlands award-winning Dundee Rep Theatre and the highly acclaimed Dundee Contemporary

    Arts which has become a lively social hub and film house aswell as a champion of leading edge arts.

    These are among the closest neighbours to our city centre campus. In addition, Dundee is to become

    the home of the V&A at Dundee, a new development which will be housed in an award-winning,

    iconicbuilding designed by Kengo Kuma.

    Dundee is a post-industrial city which has worked hard to reinvent itself and today the

    University is a key economic driver for prosperity, particularly in the life sciences and medicine. The

    University is involved in a range of partnership initiatives including a strong access programme and

    social, education, cultural, business and voluntary partnerships aimed at raising confidence, skills

    and achievement. The University has excellent working relationships with the City Council, other

    local authorities, Scottish Enterprise Tayside (the local economic development company), NHSTayside and a range of other local and national bodies in Scotland and the UK.

    Dundee has become known as the City of Discovery the place where Captain Scott of the

    Antarctics ship, the RRS Discovery was built and is now permanently berthed. It is a line which

    serves contemporary Dundee well with its reputation as a strong research led environment. The

    University is one of the three biggest employers and the ratio of students and university

    personnel to general population is among the highest in Scotland.

    The highest levels of annual sunshine, more green spaces and the purest air quality ofany city in

    Scotland make Dundee a pleasant place to live and comparatively low levels of traffic cut the daily

    hassle factor considerably. An apocryphal tale has it that the local radio station has on occasion

    warned of traffic jams causing delays of up to three minutes. Dundee is also renowned as a

    friendly city where it is easy to mix and if your passion lies with the green, Dundee is one of the

    best places in the world foraccess to quality and affordable golf. 18 championship golf courses lie

    within 30 minutes and include St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles. Within similar reach lie

    spectacular opportunities for everything from watersports to mountaineering and hillwalking.

    There are 41primary schools in the region feeding into ten secondary schools. In the private sector,

    Dundee High School is one of the leading fee paying schools in Scotland, consistently scoring well on

    academic and sporting achievement. A further eight independent/private schools are within driving

    distance including St Leonards, Strathallan, Glenalmond College and Lathallan School. Preschool

    education is widely provided including a number of excellent private nurseries. Dundee is just a 90

    minute drive from 90 per cent of Scotlands population. Edinburgh is less than an hour away and

    Glasgow around an hour and a half by road orrail. IfLondon beckons, you can get down for a meeting

    and back on the same day using Dundee Airport, flying direct to London City. Short check-in times are

    an extra bonus and crystallise the quality of life enjoyed in this part of the world.

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    About the University ofDundee

    The University of Dundee is proud to be recognised as one of the UKs leading universities,

    internationally renowned for its expertise across a range of disciplines including science,

    medicine, engineering and art, and as a university which promotes translational research,

    stimulates new ideas and ideologies wheredisciplines intersect and which is focused on meeting

    the challenges of the 21st century. Recently described as one of the finest institutions in Britain

    where researchers routinely push back the boundaries ofknowledge, the University attracts a

    growing community of global academic stars thus creating a vibrant and collegiate atmosphere

    in which people and ideas flourish.

    The University of Dundee has undergone a period of fundamental change over recent years,

    realigning its resourcesintellectual, financial andphysicalas well asbuilding on existing research

    and educational strengths to ensure success in the dynamic and competitive Higher Education

    sector. The University has recently completed a 200 million redevelopment programme to createstate of the art platforms for teaching, research and partnership activities.

    With a vision to become Scotlands leading University, Th e University of Dundee has been

    described as aspirational, having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground by

    the Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney and was recently voted one of the top five

    scientific work places in the world, by Scientist Magazine. Shortlisted for the University of

    the Year 2011 by the Times Higher Education it was also voted top in the UK in this year's

    Times Higher Education student experience survey.

    The Universitys mission is to transform lives, locally and globally, through the creation,

    sharing and application of knowledge. It has a strategic focus on key challenges where it can

    be make a real difference in the world:

    promoting the sustainable use of global resources;

    shaping the future through innovative design;

    improving social, cultural and physical wellbeing.

    The University is proud to be welcoming and accessible to all, regardless of gender, class,

    ethnicity, religion, creed or financial means. It will continue to make an impact on the world whilst

    keeping its obligation and commitment to serve the City of Dundee. The University promotes its

    five core values which are at the heart of every action and every decision taken:

    valuing people working together integrity making a difference excellence

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    League tables are notoriously vulnerable to a range of vagaries but the high quality ofteaching

    and research at the University, together with the satisfaction ratings of our students have

    contributed to a series of high rankings:

    One of the worlds top 225 universities (Times Higher Education 2012).

    Top in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education 2012).

    One of the UKs top 20 for research (Research Fortnight).

    Consistently voted among the worlds top scientific workplaces (The Scientist Magazine).

    1st in the world in Pharmacology research (Thomson Reuters 2010).

    78th in the Leiden World Ranking, 13th when measured by mean citation score

    (Leiden Ranking 2011/12).

    The University is one of the key partners alongside the University of Abertay Dundee,Dundee City Council, Scottish Enterprise and the Victoria and Albert Museum driving the

    V&A at Dundee project to establish an international centre ofdesign for Scotland, at the heart of

    Dundees redeveloped waterfront. The project has a target opening date of early 2015.

    The University comprises fourColleges: Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing; Life Sciences; Arts and

    Social Sciences and Art, Science and Engineering each headed by a Vice-Principal. The calibre of

    research at Dundee is high, with 95 per cent of staffworking in areas of national or international

    excellence. We rank in the UKs top three for research income per capita and in the top

    20 for research income. Today the University supports/has over 18,000 students and 3,000 staff

    making it one of the largest employers in the local area.

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    The College of Art, Science and Engineering

    The College has a newly appointed Vice-Principal and Head, Professor Stephen Decent.

    The College currently comprises three Schools: Engineering, Physics and Mathematics; the

    Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design; and the School ofComputing. The College has

    a budget of approximately 26 million and a population of 2,500 students of whom 15 per

    cent are international.

    Undergraduate programmes span the visual disciplines, engineering, physics, mathematics and

    computing, accredited by professional institutions where appropriate. Some of our most

    successful programmes involve new cross-disciplinary collaborations such as product and digital

    interactive design. A suite of more than 20 postgraduate programmes includes world-leadingcourses in medical technologies, design ethnography, forensic art, geotechnical engineering,

    renewable energy, mathematical biology and business intelligence.

    The College attracts substantial research awards of over 7 million each year and has particular

    strengths in civil engineering and art and designboth rated top in Scotland and among the best

    in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. For research income per FTE, Dundee also

    ranks 1st in Scotland in Civil Engineering, Computing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and


    Many of our staff hold prestigious awards, including several holders of the OBE (Order of

    the British Empire) and numerous fellows of learned societies. Our staff hail from over 40

    different countries, and make distinctive contributions to society through research, teaching andknowledge transfer. We recently appointed our first joint Chair with Life Sciences - building on

    our increasing focus on the bio interfaces of maths and physics.

    The College celebrates its distinctive mix of disciplines and seeks to capitalise on the enormous

    scope for interdisciplinary activity to achieve an imaginative, ambitious and visionary future.

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    The Dundee Fellowship Scheme

    Dundee Fellows will be appointed to a permanent academic post, mostly, but not exclusively at

    Lecturer level. There may be some flexibility to offer positions at Senior Lecturer, Reader or

    Professorial level in exceptional circumstances.

    Postholders will retain the title of Dundee Fellow for the first 5 years of their appointment,

    transferring automatically to the regular academic title of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer/Reader or

    Professor at the end of the 5 year Fellowship period depending upon the level of progression and


    Fellows will be appointed to research and teaching contracts. They will have a workload during the

    first 5 years of appointment which will be heavily focused on research although it will contain

    some teaching responsibility, which will gradually increase over the 5 years of the Fellowship todevelop their teaching experience.

    Dundee Fellows will have a 3 year probation period. Probation will ensure high quality mentoring,

    training and staff development, but this mentoring, training and development will continue

    throughout the 5 year period, beyond the completion of probation, in a dedicated support package.

    Mentoring and staff training is a crucial element of the scheme. The Dundee Fellows will be treated

    as a single cohort, regularly bringing them together for training, for example in:

    Media training Public engagement Networking and leadership skills trainingDundee Fellows will be offered a tailored and supportive programme in addition to the usual

    training offered to all academic staff appointments and any existing disciplinary based training

    events in the School that they are appointed within.

    Moreover, the Dundee Fellows will be brought together once appointed on a regular basis to

    celebrate their major achievements, for example in a series of sessions for school children or public

    lectures. This also will provide a peer group network for these Fellows in the University, where

    they can share experiences, especially in terms of building their careers and international networks,

    and also inter-disciplinary collaboration amongst them.

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    Person Specification

    Successful candidates will hold a PhD and be on a trajectory to become principal investigators and

    research leaders. They will be independent researchers, with international quality research outputs

    and the clear potential for winning research grant income.

    We are currently targeting the following areas and in particular where there are multi-disciplinary

    opportunities, however we also welcome applications from any research area appropriate for the

    College of Art, Science & Engineering:

    Art & Design

    Archives, Curation & Contemporary Practices

    Design Innovation

    Digital Interaction

    Visualisation & Imaging

    Engineering, Physics, Mathematics & Computing

    Argumentation Technology

    Coastal Environment, Geotechnical & Offshore Energy Engineering

    Informatics for Social Inclusion

    Mathematical Biology, Biological Physics & Bioengineering

    Photonics & Nanotechnology

    Space Technology & Solar Physics

    Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who are typically under-represented in the

    areas of Art, Science and Engineering, particularly with consideration to gender balance and

    disability, as part of our Equality & Diversity agenda. Through this scheme, we are also offering

    flexibility and support through full time and part time contracts, flexible working hours and support

    for successful candidates who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such

    as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.

    Applications are welcome from UK and overseas candidates and from those who hold transferable

    externally funded Fellowships.

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    University of Dundee Lecturer Role Description


    Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

    1 Teaching and learningsupport

    a) Design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subjectarea.b) Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.c) Supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements.d) Identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.e) Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.f) Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.

    2 Research and scholarship a) Develop research objectives, projects and proposals.b) Conduct individual or collaborative research projects

    c) Identify sources of funding and lead the process of securing funds.d) Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, researchand appropriate external activities.e) Write and contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using otherappropriate media.f) Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

    3 Communication Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge andunderstanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of media.

    4 Liaison and networking Participate in and develop external networks, for example to identify sources of funding,contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, market the institution,facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or buildrelationships for future activities.

    5 Managing people a) Mentor colleagues with less experience and advise on personal developmentb) Depending on the area of work could be expected to supervise the work of others, for

    example in research teams or projects.c) Develop and demonstrate leadership skills in both research and teaching aspects of therole.

    6 Teamwork a) Act as a responsible team member and develop productive working relationships withother members of staff.b) Could be required to take the lead in a local project.

    c) Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to students needs

    7 Pastoral care a) Could be expected to act as a module tutor.b) Be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.

    8 Initiative, problem-solving and decision-making

    a) Identify the need for developing the content or structure of modules with colleagues andmake proposals on how this should be achieved.b) Develop ideas for generating income and promoting the subject.c) Develop ideas and find ways of disseminating and applying the result of research andscholarship.d) Sole responsibility for the design and delivery of own modules and assessment methods.e) Collaborate with colleagues on the implementation of assessment procedures.f) Advise others on strategic issues such as student recruitment and marketing.g) Contribute to the accreditation of courses and quality control processes

    9 Planning and managingresources

    a) As module leader or tutor, co-ordinate with others (such as support staff or academiccolleagues) to ensure student needs and expectations are met.b) Manage projects relating to own area of work.

    10 Sensory, physical andemotional demands

    Balance the pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands and competingdeadlines.

    11 Work environment Depending on area of work and level of training received, may be expected to conduct riskassessment and take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

    12 Expertise a) Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop

    teaching and research programmes.b) Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students

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    Target Research Themes

    We are currently targeting the following areas and in particular where there are multi-disciplinaryopportunities, however we also welcome applications from any research area appropriate for theCollege of Art, Science and Engineering:

    Archives, Curation & Contemporary PracticesDundee Fellowship Academic Champions

    Stephen PartridgeElaine Shemilt

    Tracy Mackenna

    This group has led major archival investigations into three specific areas: early video art in the UK

    and Italy (REWIND); expanded cinema; and the Richard Demarco photographic collection. Theseprojects have established web-based archives and collections that stimulate curatorial activity by the

    research group, and curators in the contemporary gallery and museum sector from Glasgow,

    Edinburgh, Rome, London, Milan and Singapore. Window to the West and Ossian Hall,

    Stereoscopy, Natural Magic, investigated visual aspects within Gaelic culture, and Poetry Beyond

    Text explored relationships between the word and image. The Centre for Artists Books established

    by Alec Finlay, is a key collection for study and curation of artists publishing. DJCAD Exhibitions

    is also a component of the group with four galleries (Centrespace, Cooper, Matthew and Foyer) and

    a lively annual programme that attracts external funding from Creative Scotland, British Council,

    and Henry Moore Foundation.

    Artist researchers foster innovation within creative practice, employ creative practice as a

    methodology to enhance other disciplines and domains, and contribute towards explicit and

    transparent knowledge bases that further our discipline. Individual creative practice plays a majorrole in our research culture, alongside collaborative and interdisciplinary research. A

    multidisciplinary approach extends far beyond traditional strengths in art, in interdisciplinary

    projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences and technology. Foci

    include cultural identity and values, constructed photography, museum culture, envisioning the oral

    ephemeral, visual publishing, perception, performance, ecology, physical and digital place-based

    practice and technologies.

    Partners are located across the world and the UK and in our local region and include arts agencies,

    museums and galleries, UK Research Councils, NHS, European Union, Foreign & Commonwealth

    Office, local/regional/national and multinational companies, and charities.

    This research group has been successful in attracting substantive (over 1.5m) and continuous

    funding for over eight years from the AHRC, Creative Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal

    Society of Edinburgh, Henry Moore Foundation and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

    Other Links

    www.rewind.ac.uk www.facebook.com/RewindItalia www.demarco-archive.ac.uk www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/research www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/exhibitions/ www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/research/researchprojectscentresandgroups/windowtothewest/ www.stephenpartridge.org www.elaineshemilt.co.uk www.calumcolvin.com

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    Design Innovation

    Dundee Fellowship Academic ChampionsMike Press

    Hazel WhiteSandra Wilson

    Georgina Follett

    Craft in a Digital World:Diverse practices and inquiries that centre on the issue of Craft in aDigital World contribute directly to our theme of Design Innovation. We aim to explore and definenew domains of maker-led innovation that connects craftmakers based in traditional processes andmaterials with the opportunities offered by digital manufacture, smart materials and communicationstechnologies. Current research in these areas conducted within DJCAD is providing evidence of anew value for craft in terms of developing new digital making tools, enhancing the quality of the

    digital worlds we live in and contributing to innovation in product development, healthcare andother services.

    Design for Servicesrepresents an integrated cross-disciplinary cluster of expertise that isinternationally distinctive and innovative in scope. Embracing service design, design ethnography,strategic innovation and design management, we believe in breaking down boundaries betweenteaching, research and consultancy, between students, faculty and those 'outside the academy',between thinking and doing. Our mission is to create a vibrant space where all with a stake in thefuture of design for services can gather, act and reflect, consolidate knowledge and share. We arelooking for an adventurous, open-minded, critically aware thinker with an enthusiasm forunderstanding the possibilities of the design for services in transforming public, private and thirdsector organisations and their offerings.

    I nnovation using design as strategyuses a different set of design skills, those traditionallyundervalued by the discipline. Innovation methods are constantly evolving both inside and external

    to the academy, with unfavourable economic conditions innovation is rising on the agenda ofindustry. It is now viewed as a way to develop a companys products to give them an edge within ahighly competitive market. Universities are now seen as a catalyst occupying the interface betweenresearch knowledge and economic growth. We are seeking an individual who has a soundknowledge of design and its application in a variety of forms where it can act as a transdisciplinaryfacilitator building conceptual models that are both generic and discipline specific to harness theenergy of academic research and ensure that it is applied in external contexts with the aim ofdelivering economic growth and sustained company development.

    Other links: masterofdesignforservices.com/faculty/ http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/staff/jonrogers/ www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/staff/francesstevenson/

    Digital Interaction

    Dundee Fellowship Academic ChampionsJon Rogers

    The Product Research Studio at the University of Dundee explores the impact of digital technologymade physical. We are excited about the current trend towards low-cost open-source hardware thatcan connect anything to the web and we want to know how this can benefit society. Taking on someof the worlds most pressing problems, from democracy, news and journalism, to inclusive societyto exploring data from space, we learn through prototyping, and making. We are currently workingwith Mozilla, Microsoft, NASA, NCR, EMI, and BBC R&D to understand and demonstrate a futureof a web that looks beyond the screen and into the way we live our lives.

    Other links:www.productresearchstudio.dundee.ac.uk

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    Visualisation & ImagingDundee Fellowship Academic Champions

    Mel WoodsChris RowlandJohn McGhee

    The SerenA project - Chance Encounters in the Space of Ideas (RCUK) combines multidisciplinaryresearch with the role of serendipity in creative practice and design technologies to supportconnections between people and ideas. It investigates how mobile technology, data visualisation andaffective interface design can support people to identify things that they did not know they needed toknow and within this the ways in which the design of affective interfaces can influence perception,communication and interaction. SerenA is being designed and implemented as a physical presencein the British Library and the working environment, and via smartphones. This work has resulted inpublications and exhibitions nationally and internationally, and across art forms including Live Art,Digital Art, Interface Design, Interaction, Sound and Site Specific Installation.

    Other links:www.serena.ac.uk

    Engineering, Physics, Mathematics & Computing

    Argumentation Technology

    Dundee Fellowship Academic Champions

    Chris ReedKaren Petrie

    Ekaterina KomendantskayaArgumentation Technology covers a broad range of computationally oriented research coveringtechniques in philosophical logic, artificial intelligence, jurisprudential theory, distributedcomputing, economics, rhetoric, cognitive and social psychology, marketing and linguistics whichfocus on understanding, representing, modelling and evaluating processes of reasoning, argumentand persuasion. The Argumentation Research Group is looking to further strengthen its researchprofile which currently balances excellent publications with practical high impact applications withpartners such as the BBC.

    In addition to computational work in argumentation, the research group collaborates with twofurther research themes in which applications are also invited:

    Constraint Programming covers a wide range of AI research from the intensely theoretical to thevery applied. One focus is on interdisciplinary research which applies constraint programming toother scientific disciplines, and a particular interest is on how constraint programming can be used tosolve problems in computational group theory. Recent work has also looked at how constraintprogramming can be used to create the levels in computer games and educational software.

    Computational Logic focuses on programming language semantics and theorem proving. Interactive

    theorem provers provide a rich programming environment for formal verification in mathematics(such a verifying proofs of the Four-Colour theorem) and industry (such as verifying the correctnessof Intel processors and mobile phone operating systems). We develop both coalgebraic and machinelearning methods to improve the efficiency and power of such techniques.

    Other links:Argumentation Research GroupVicki HansonAnnalu Waller

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    Coastal Environment, Geotechnical & Offshore Energy Engineering

    Dundee Fellowship Academic ChampionsPeter DaviesJonathan Knappett

    Fluid Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering and Concrete and Construction groups areresponsible for the key research programmes in this thematic area. The aim of all groups is tounderstand the fundamental processes affecting the response of the environment to anthropogenicactivity and to seek engineering solutions that maximise the impact of the activity withoutsignificant disturbance to the existing conditions. Near-shore applications currently underinvestigation include the disruption of coastal zone dynamics by marine turbines, the structural andsubsea integrity of offshore wind platforms, marine pollution due to wastewater discharges, thedurability of coastal structures and the protection of coastal shorelines from natural erosion. Furtherfrom the shoreline, multi-disciplinary approaches are being applied (i) to develop novel foundationsystems for the deployment of renewable energy devices in deeper water, (ii) to investigate

    problems associated with seafloor installation and in-service performance of oil and gas pipelinesand power cables, (iii) to model the hydrodynamic loading on offshore installations and (iv) todevelop advanced cementitious materials for subsea applications. Specialised expertise is sought intheoretical and/or physical modelling in any of the areas covered by the above specialised groups, orthe interfaces between them.

    Other Links:Civil Engineering Research

    Informatics for Social InclusionDundee Fellowship Academic Champions

    Vicki HansonAnnalu Waller

    Informatics for Social Inclusion encompasses diverse themes in Computing, all of which areunited by the common thread that being human provides everyone with a special bonda bond thattechnology can facilitate. We take social inclusion seriously, emphasizing that technology designshould consider not just those who are early adopters of technology, but also those who through ageor disability may have difficulty using technology. In addition, we consider the important role thattechnology can play in enabling enhanced quality of life through the use of technology supports.Working within the tradition of Human-Centred Computing, general research approaches include: Multimedia and multi-modal interfaces in which combinations of speech, text, graphics,gesture, movement, touch, sound, etc. are used by people to communicate with one another. Intelligent interfaces and user modelling and adaptation of content to accommodate differentdisplay capabilities, modalities, and bandwidth. Systems that control and coordinate actions and solve complex problems in a wide variety ofdomains, such as education, healthcare and successful aging. Speech language processing systems that support communication for people with physical,speech and cognitive impairments. Technical solutions to address the needs of individuals who are at risk of social exclusion due tocircumstances such as age, impairment, or health conditions.

    Other links: Inclusive design/healthcare -www.side.ac.uk/accessibility Augmentative and Alternative Communication -http://aac.computing.dundee.ac.uk/ Digital Inheritance -www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/wmoncur/ http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/staff/jonrogers/ Chris Reed Karen Petrie Ekaterina Komendantskaya Wendy Moncur

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    Mathematical Biology, Biological Physics & Bioengineering

    Academic Champions

    Mark ChaplainTim Newman

    Zhihong Huang

    A significant area of current research is multiscale mathematical modelling of cancer growth andtreatment through the development of a variety of original mathematical models for all the mainphases of solid tumour growthavascular, tumour-induced angiogenesis, vascular, invasion, andmetastasis. Recently Professor Chaplain has developed novel multiscale models of chemotherapyand radiotherapy treatment of cancer and spatio-temporal models of intracellular signallingpathways. In collaboration with cancer specialists in the College of Life Sciences and the Collegeof Medicine, his research develops highly original and novel mathematical models which are

    beginning to impact on clinical decision making for optimising individual patient treatment. He hasalso contributed to the numerical analysis of systems of mixed hyperbolic-parabolic equations,helping to develop new, efficient techniques for their solution.

    The University has a long-standing history of research excellence in the area of MathematicalBiology going back to Professor Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, which it seeks to developfurther through these appointments. The successful candidates will take their places in a dynamic,interdisciplinary environment following substantial University investment in this area, which hasrecently seen the addition of a new chair in Systems Biology and five lecturers in MathematicalBiology. There is also an expected commitment to interact with colleagues in the Colleges of LifeSciences and Medicine (Ninewells Hospital) and the James Hutton Institute, and developinterdisciplinary collaborative research projects in the areas of computational biology, biophysicsand bioengineering. The successful candidates should therefore have a PhD in AppliedMathematics/Computational Mathematics/Numerical Analysis/Physics/Engineering (or cognate

    discipline), and have either an outstanding research record in these areas, or display a clearpotential to work at the highest level within the field. They must also demonstrate enthusiasm forgenuinely inter-disciplinary research.Websites:

    Through a long-standing collaboration with the James Hutton Institute (JHI), the GeotechnicalEngineering Research Group is actively researching the potential uses of biological systems (suchas plant roots and microbes) geotechnical engineering design. A particular focus is paid on thepotential benefits of plant roots to slope stability and erosion protection, and the ability tonumerically model root-soil interaction for design use. Within the University, the group has accessto a 3.5m beam centrifuge with controlled-environment capability, supporting laboratory soilelement testing equipment and numerical modelling software/expertise. Glasshouse facilities,advanced microscopy and biological laboratories can be accessed at JHI.

    Bioengineering is a strong multidisciplinary group, which has strong cross-College andinternational collaborations. By exploring the properties of single-crystals and light, tissue, andtheir interactions, we developed state of art facilities and research in high power, high intensityultrasound for diagnosis and surgery, multi-modality imaging guided robotic assisted high intensityultrasound for cancer treatment, surface-wave sensing of elastic properties of tissue, full-rangecomplex Fourier domain optical coherence tomography, phase-sensitive optical coherencevibrometry, Photothermal OCT and their applications in imaging tissue morphology, blood flow,and regeneration medicine.

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    Research in bioengineering group is associated with strong collaboration with the School ofMedicine and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. The research areas in the group include opticalcoherence tomography (OCT), Photothermal OCT, photo acoustic imaging, Laser Dopplervibrometry, high power ultrasonics, high intensity focused ultrasound, material/tissuecharacterization, and their applications in medical diagnosis and surgery (skin disorders, vasculardiseases, applications in regeneration medicine, biopsy, anesthesia procedures and treatments forcancer). Preferable applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Physics, Biomedical Engineering,Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Ultrasonics, or closely related fields.Programming skills in C++, Labview, or advanced Matlab are desirable. A background inbiomedical optics or ultrasonics is a plus. Ability to work in a team, contribute to publications andgrants, and maintain meticulous records is required.

    Other links: www.brc.dundee.ac.uk www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/mbg/ www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/fdavidso/ www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/reftimie/ www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/mptashnyk/ www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/trucu/ www.dundeebiophotonics.org/?id=2 www.dundeebiophotonics.org/index.php?id=19 www.dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics/aomg/group/ www.dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics/aomg/group/davidmcgloin/ www.dundee.ac.uk/mecheng/research/tissueengineering/biofabrication/ www.dundee.ac.uk/mecheng/staff/robertkeatch/ www.dundee.ac.uk/mecheng/staff/qizhao/

    Photonics & Nanotechnology

    Academic Champions

    Amin AbdolvandMaria Ana Cataluna

    Tim Newman

    Photonics is one of the key research strengths at CASE, encompassing a range of themes whichinclude ultrafast photonics, optical manipulation, biophotonics and non-linear optics). Acrossthese themes, cutting-edge research activities include, for example, the development of a newgeneration of miniature and versatile semiconductor ultrafast lasers, optical trapping of aerosolsand novel modalities of optical microscopy for biomedical applications. The Photonics researchgroups have also established extremely fruitful collaborations with other disciplines wherePhotonics acts as a catalyst for generating further ground-breaking research, particularly in LifeSciences and Medicine.

    From medieval stained glass windows through to all-optical computer chips, an understanding ofthe interaction of light with a complex medium has been a key to designing and tailoring theproperties of optoelectronic devices. Our research in Photonics and Materials Science andTechnology combines the strengths of nanomaterials and micro/nanoscale laser manufacturing,two important strands of technology at extreme scales that make it possible to develop anddeploy processes and materials at the cutting edge of technology. Our focus is on the importanceof miniaturization - to develop components, devices and systems of increasing efficiency andsmaller size - and advanced laser techniques that emerged as the key enabling technologies in thefield of micro and nano processes for the fabrication of such components and devices.

    Other links: www.dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics/research/ www.dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics/staff/

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    Space Technology & Solar Physics

    Academic Champions

    Steve ParkesAntonia Wilmot-Smith

    The Space TechnologyCentre is a world leading research centre with the results of its work beingused on or designed into over 100 international spacecraft costing well over $15 billion. The centre

    collaborates with the worlds space agencies and international aerospace industry in the areas ofspacecraft onboard data-handling and instrument processing, planetary lander guidance systems,and satellite data reception and processing for environmental Earth Observation applications. Thegroup is leading global research on the SpaceWire and SpaceFibre standards for spacecraft onboardnetworks and is a key partner in the ESA Lunar Polar Lander and Marco Polo-R missions workingon crucial vision-based navigation technology.

    The Magnetohydrodynamics/Solar Physicsgroup in the Division of Mathematics was establishedin 2005 and is expanding as a priority research area for the University. We are a lively group ofapplied mathematicians carrying out fundamental research into the structure and dynamics ofmagnetic fields. Our methods combine numerical simulations (HPC) with mathematical analysisbased on dynamical systems theory, braid theory and differential geometry. Our main areas ofapplication are in astrophysical plasmas, particularly solar plasmas. Our work is also aimed atunderstanding laboratory plasmas and other fluid dynamical systems, including superfluids.

    Other links:

    www.spacetech.dundee.ac.uk www.star-dundee.com www.rapidqualitysystems.com www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/mhd/index.shtml

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    How to Apply

    Applicants must complete an online application form, attaching a CV using the following link:www.dundee.ac.uk/dundeefellows


    Closing date for applications Wednesday 23 January 2013

    Candidate notification Invitations for interview will be issued by 15thFebruary 2013.

    Visit days and interview Candidates invited to interview will be invitedto the University for an overnight stay offeringthe opportunity to meet key staff, visit thecampus and the City of Dundee,

    A formal interview will form part of this visit.

    Visits will be scheduled between 4 March2013 and 27 March 2013.

    Contact us:

    Please contact us [email protected] you have any further queries about theDundee Fellowships, the process, or any other information that you cannot find on our website.

    Ms Kaye MontadorHuman Resources OfficerCollege of Art, Science & EngineeringEwing BuildingUniversity of DundeeDundee DD1 4BN

    Email:[email protected]

    Phone: 01382 384013

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