Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Birkbeck, University of London - Computer Science and Information Systems

Birkbeck, University of London, is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. We are based in the heart of Bloomsbury, near the British Library, British Museum and other University of London colleges. The School of Business, Economics and Informatics is one of five schools within the College, bringing together its business-facing departments. It has expanded by over 70 per cent since its foundation in 2009 and now teaches 5,000 students across its over 100 programmes.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) is one of four departments in the School. It is a world-class centre of expertise in algorithms, data analytics, data management, experimental data science, knowledge representation, and programme verification. We engage in a broad spectrum of both fundamental and applied research, host two research centres, and are a key partner in the recently founded national Institute of Coding (IoC).

We are now looking to appoint a senior lecturer in Computer Science to provide leadership in our participation in the Institute of Coding (, a new, exciting, national initiative that brings together over 60 universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gaps. The IoC will develop accredited degree schemes and short courses aimed at professionals in a wide range of sectors, working to widen the participation of women, returners to work and hard to reach groups.

We are particularly seeking applicants with a growing reputation for research in Data Analytics/Data Science, who will also contribute to one or more of the interdisciplinary research themes of the Birkbeck Knowledge Lab ( and the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics (

Applicants are expected to have teaching experience and, in particular, be able to develop and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses in data science, software engineering and computer programming.

We require applicants to have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field and have established an international reputation for outstanding research and publication in Computer Science, as well as a proven track record of working across disciplines. It is expected that you will have experience commensurate with the level of the post.

Salary: Grade 9 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £54,268 rising to £60,600 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 36 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 15 April 2018.

Interviews will be held held during the week starting 7 May 2018.

For informal queries contact:  Assistant Dean, Prof Mark Levene (

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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