Lecturer in Computing

University of Kent - School of Computing

Do you have advanced, up-to-date knowledge of computer science and its applications along with a recent track record of publications in leading international journals or conferences?

The School of Computing is seeking to appoint a Lecturer, based at the Medway campus, who can help us to build on the success of the last REF exercise when we were ranked in the top quartile of 89 Computing departments across the country, coming 12th by Research Intensity. The successful candidate will also make a significant contribution to teaching at all levels.

We invite applications from good candidates in any research area that can complement or enhance the School’s existing research strengths in applied computer science, particularly in areas related to data science, large-scale distributed processing, eHealth or mobile health, or speech and natural language processing.

As Lecturer in Computing you will:

  • Undertake teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including the development of new modules.
  • Provide support for student learning.
  • Develop and extend your existing successful research career.
  • Secure appropriate external funding.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or similar professional experience
  • The ability to develop an independent research programme
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • High quality research experience in an area relevant to the Data Science research group

The School of Computing at Kent is a welcoming and supportive environment that has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are a well-balanced, inclusive and diverse community that aims to further enhance our achievements and reputation in teaching, research and innovation.

The School is located on two impressive campuses at Canterbury and Medway. Both are safe, friendly, well-equipped and in desirable locations, with excellent schools and a wealth of cultural links and superb transport connections.

The School has internationally-recognised research in 5 broad research groups:

  • Programming Languages and Systems
  • Computer Security
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Computing Education

The REF 2014 ranked us in the top quartile of 89 UK Computing departments, coming 22nd for Research Power and 12th for Research Intensity, and we anticipate improving on this in the next REF. Research income in the school tripled in the year 2015/16. The School currently has some 45 research students across all its research groups.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 8 February 2018

Interviews are to be held: 8 March 2018

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0870

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. No agencies, thank you.

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