Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Attractive salary and start-up package

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for a full-time, faculty member at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (comparable to American tenure-track Assistant Professorships) who can contribute to research and teaching, in particular in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This includes (but is not limited to): autonomous systems; knowledge representation and reasoning; planning; machine learning for speech, audio and text; optimization and data mining.

Notwithstanding the above focus, exceptional candidates from any area of Computer Science are also encouraged to apply.

The Department of Computing is one of the largest Computing departments in the UK, and is at the forefront of academic research and teaching in Computer Science. Its research has been ranked in the top three in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework undertaken by the Higher Education funding Council for England in 2014. The Complete University Guide ranks the Department’s teaching as second in Computer Science. For further information on the Department visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/.

We offer an attractive salary package (including pension schemes to which the employer makes significant contributions) as well as generous terms and conditions of service. In addition, we offer numerous benefits to our staff and students, including subsidized childcare on campus, flexible and family friendly working policies and opportunities for further professional development and sabbaticals.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a relevant field. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to establish outstanding independent research, to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in the Department and to supervise PhD students.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (standard/enhanced/enhanced for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. 

How to apply:
Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20160416LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

In addition to the application form, candidates should attach:

  • A cover letter of up to two pages summarising the applicant’s key research achievements to date, their research plans, and a statement indicating how their teaching abilities can contribute to the Department's degree programmes.
  • A full CV including a publication list.
  • A list of the four most significant publications. For each of the four publications please include a short statement (100 words maximum) highlighting the key contributions made by the applicant in that work.

Applicants should contact three referees before applying to ensure their willingness to provide a reference for the present post. Referees should be provided with a copy of the applicant’s CV as this will not be forwarded when references are sought.

For queries regarding the application process, applicants should contact Mrs Margaret Hall: margaret.hall@imperial.ac.uk

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Closing date: 16 January 2017 (Midnight GMT)

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