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Four Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in Computing

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Attractive salary, benefits and start-up package

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for four full-time permanent faculty member positions at the Lecturer level (comparable to Assistant Professorships), who will contribute to research, teaching and service. Exceptional candidates may be appointed at Senior Lecturer level (comparable to Associate Professorships).

We value research in the foundational underpinnings and applied areas of our discipline, transdisciplinary research, and digital innovation. Therefore, we will consider outstanding candidates from any area of Computer Science. 

The Department of Computing is among the largest Computing departments in the UK and is at the forefront of academic research and teaching. Its research has been ranked in the top three in the UK in the previous Research Excellence Framework undertaken by the Higher Education funding Council for England. The Complete University Guide ranks the Department’s teaching among the top five in Computer Science.

The Department co-leads the College’s I-X initiative, a new collaborative environment for research, education, and entrepreneurship across artificial intelligence, data science, and digital technologies. This makes it an exciting time to join our Department and co-shape the future of research and education in our field. Appointed candidates will be encouraged to contribute to I-X in their areas of expertise – benefitting from the new stimulating environment that I-X will provide on our South Kensington and White City campuses. 

Our Department is defined by its people and values. We offer an attractive salary package (including a pension scheme with significant employer contributions) as well as generous terms and conditions of service. The posts are permanent (comparable to tenured faculty positions), subject to a three-year probationary requirement, and include a substantial start-up package for establishing a research group. Other benefits to our staff and students include subsidised childcare on campus, flexible and family-friendly working policies, opportunities for further professional development, periodic sabbaticals, and free healthcare through the National Health Service. We are particularly eager to support the dual-career needs of candidates.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To build up a research portfolio and research group and to establish yourself as an internationally leading researcher.
  • To supervise PhD students and post-doctoral research associates and to mentor their career development.
  • To collaborate with colleagues in the Department, at the College and externally on teaching, research, and service.
  • To develop teaching materials and teach Computer Science subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To adhere to our departmental values and those of the College.

Essential requirements

  • A PhD in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent.
  • Expertise and a developing reputation in the field of Computer Science or related field.
  • A portfolio of research publications and outputs, confirming a standing commensurate with your career stage.

Further information

Our preferred method of application is online, on our website at the following link: Imperial Career's site (select “Job Search”). Your application form should include:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV that includes all academic degrees (including universities and dates); past and present posts; information on obtained research grants, past student supervision, etc., if applicable; information on public engagement and outreach activities, if any; and a complete list of publications.
  • A list of the four most significant publications. For each of the four publications, please include a short 100-word statement highlighting the key contributions made by the work.
  • A research statement that describes your previous research contributions and future research plans (no more than two pages).
  • A teaching statement that describes your previous teaching experience (with evidence of teaching scores, where available) and potential contributions to teaching in the Department (no more than two pages).
  • A diversity statement about your approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Applicants should contact three referees before applying to ensure their willingness to provide a reference for the present post.

All candidates will be contacted after the shortlisting is completed.

Closing date:  4 January 2022

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th November 2021
Closes: 4th January 2022
Job Ref: ENG01911
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