Lecturers in Computing

Imperial College London Department of Computing

Job summary

We wish to appoint Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in 2023 to strengthen our existing research areas and build up new research capacity in areas of strategic interest. Appointments at the Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level are possible for suitably qualified candidates. In the Department of Computing, we offer a competitive salary and an attractive start-up package to newly appointed Lecturers to support them in establishing their...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02284
  • Date posted 12 September 2022
  • Closing date 12 December 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, permanent
  • Salary £62,768 – £71,264 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Computing
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

We wish to appoint Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in 2023 to strengthen our existing research areas and build up new research capacity in areas of strategic interest. Appointments at the Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level are possible for suitably qualified candidates.

In the Department of Computing, we offer a competitive salary and an attractive start-up package to newly appointed Lecturers to support them in establishing their research group. Elements of a start-up package are negotiated with the Head of Department. We also are eager to help with and support dual-career needs that our offer holders may have.

Our department is a co-lead in the College’s I-X initiative, a new collaborative environment for research, education, and entrepreneurship across artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and digital technologies. This is therefore an exciting time to join the Department of Computing to co-shape the future of research and education in our field.

Appointed Lecturers are encouraged to contribute to the I-X initiative in their area of expertise - benefiting from the rich and stimulating environment that this provides on our South Kensington and White City campuses. Computing, the Faculty, and the College will use I-X as a laboratory for the university of the future – situated in one of the great cities of the world.

The Department of Computing has strong links and collaborations with industry, which ensures economic and social impact of our research and teaching. We encourage entrepreneurship, which led to a portfolio of start-ups, many were acquired by leading technology companies.

The Department of Computing values research in the foundational underpinnings of our discipline, transdisciplinary research, and digital innovation. 

Duties and responsibilities

    • To develop a broad range of research within the department.
    • To direct, lead, or contribute to, a research area at the highest scientifically rigorous levels.
    • To supervise, train and mentor research staff and students at the highest scientifically rigorous levels.
    • To obtain funds and research grants and to encourage and (where appropriate) guide junior research staff to do the same.
    • To teach and examine courses at all levels – undergraduate, masters and higher research degrees – through lectures, seminars, tutorials, course work and personal supervision.
    • To plan and review own approach to teaching.
    • To participate in the business planning and objective setting process for the academic team and the department
    • To demonstrate excellent leadership skills regarding individual performance, academic teams, the department, Faculty, College, and when participating in national/international initiatives.
    • All employees are expected to follow the 7 Imperial Expectations detailed below:

        1. Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity

        1. Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination

        1. Communicate regularly and effectively within and across teams

        1. Consider the thoughts and expectations of others

        1. Deliver positive outcomes

        1. Develop and grow skills and expertise

        1. Work in a planned and managed way

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.
    • The ability to develop skills in leadership, motivation, development, and performance management of colleagues.
    • The understanding and vision to contribute to the setting and delivery of strategic goals.

We will consider strong applications for all our research themes and for all areas of Computing, including Safe or Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering for Data Science, Quantum Computing, Human-Computer Interaction & Socio-Technical Systems, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing.

Further information

Our preferred method of application is online, on our website at the following link: Imperial Career's site (select “Job Search”). In addition to the application form and a cover letter, please upload:

  • 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.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate.

Should you have any queries about the post, please contact: marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk