Four Academic Positions at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor Level

Job summary

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for full-time faculty members at all levels who can contribute to research and teaching in the foundations and practice of Computer Science.

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00918
  • Date posted 31 July 2019
  • Closing date 2 September 2019

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for full-time faculty members at all levels who can contribute to research and teaching in the foundations and practice of Computer Science.

Duties and responsibilities

We are recruiting in particular in the following areas:

  • Artificial intelligence, including but not limited to: machine learning (including applications such as computer vision), knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, game theory, verification, trustworthiness, fairness and explainability.
  • Hardware and systems, including but not limited to: computer architecture, distributed systems, databases, storage and memory systems, operating systems, networking, and verification.
  • Security, including but not limited to: cybersecurity, software and hardware security, systems security, data privacy, network security, malware, security of cyber-physical systems, security and assurance of AI and algorithmic approaches as well as cryptography.
  • Theoretical computer science, including but not limited to: algorithms and complexity theory, logic and semantics, and foundations of machine learning.

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

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 at national level and internationally for senior roles,

  • 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 covering letter indicating your area of interest (either one of the 4 specified areas above or one aligned to other research areas indicated on our website);
  • 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

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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.