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Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Algorithms and Complexity)

King's College London - Informatics

Location: London
Salary: £56,848 to £67,168
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: 037988
 

Job description

The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Algorithms and Complexity), starting in Summer 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicants for these posts will undertake research in the area of Algorithms and Computational Complexity, will contribute to teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Informatics, and will be expected to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Accordingly, the successful applicant will need knowledge and awareness of current research and challenges in Algorithms and Computational Complexity . A wide range of research topics are of interest, including but not limited to, algorithm analysis, data structures, computational complexity theory, computational learning theory, experimental algorithmics and algorithm engineering, distributed and parallel algorithms, combinatorial structures and algorithms, discrete optimization, combinatorial scientific computing, algorithmic aspects of other areas of Computer Science and related domains (e.g., information retrieval, data compression, computational biology, operational research).

The successful candidates will be joining the Algorithms and Data Analysis group and will have the opportunity to contribute to cross-cutting hubs (see https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nms/depts/informatics/research/index.aspx). Research collaboration across research groups, with departmental hubs and with other Departments in the Faculty and across the College is strongly encouraged.

Applicants must have a PhD, an excellent publication record and a track record of research funding. It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the further development of the research standing of the Department of Informatics, and to make a full contribution to teaching and administrative activities.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged with a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core hours policy, the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. The Department of Informatics is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

For further information about the Department of Informatics at King’s, please see https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/luc.moreau/informatics/overview.pdf.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • lead advanced research, maintain an outstanding track record of published research at a level of international excellence and lead activities promoting research impact.
  • provide leadership in teaching, examining and project supervision of undergraduate and MSc students in the Department of Informatics
  • supervise research students in the Department of Informatics and act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department, assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems and be responsible for the pastoral care of students.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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