Six Lectureships (Assistant Professor) / Senior Lectureships (Associate Professor) in Computer Science

Job summary

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for full-time faculty members at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (comparable to tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professorships) who can contribute to research and teaching in the foundations and practice in Computer Science.  We are recruiting in particular in the following areas: Theoretical computer science, including but not limited to: algorithms and...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00581
  • Date posted 1 November 2018
  • Closing date 7 January 2019

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for full-time faculty members at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (comparable to tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professorships) who can contribute to research and teaching in the foundations and practice in Computer Science.  We are recruiting in particular in the following areas:

  • Theoretical computer science, including but not limited to: algorithms and complexity theory, logic and semantics, foundations of machine learning, and cryptography.
  • Artificial intelligence, including but not limited to: machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, game theory and social choice theory, trustworthiness and explainability.
  • Software reliability, including but not limited to: verification and security, software engineering, programming languages.
  • Hardware and systems, including but not limited to: computer architecture, storage and memory systems, networking, verification and security. 

Notwithstanding the above focus, exceptional candidates from any area of Computer Science are also encouraged to apply.

Imperial College London is a world-leading university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. The three Faculties, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine, together with the Business School explore the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management. Its location in central London creates a vibrant atmosphere with strong links to London’s tech start-up scene.

The Department of Computing is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the UK, and is at the forefront of academic research and teaching in Computer Science. Its research has been ranked in the top three in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework undertaken by the Higher Education funding Council for England in 2014. The Sunday Times University Guide ranks the Department’s research and teaching as second in Computer Science. For further information about the Department’s research and teaching, visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/. 

We offer an attractive salary package (including pension schemes to which the employer makes significant contributions) as well as generous terms and conditions of service. In addition, we provide numerous benefits to our staff and students, including affordable housing, subsidised childcare on campus, flexible and family-friendly working policies and opportunities for further professional development and sabbaticals.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a relevant field. You should be able to demonstrate:



  • an ability to establish outstanding independent research

  • to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in the Department

  • to supervise PhD students, and

  • to contribute to the administration and management of the Department.

Further information

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach the following supporting documents:

  • A full CV including a publication list;
  • A list of the four most significant publications. For each of the four publications, please include a short statement (100 words maximum) highlighting the key contributions made by the applicant in that 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 and potential contributions to teaching in the Department (no more than two pages).

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

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. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/.

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

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Documents

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.