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Job id: 067945. Salary: £49,737 to £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 26 May 2023. Closing date: 25 June 2023.

Business unit: Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sci. Department: Informatics.

Contact details: Professor Luc Moreau.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The Department of Informatics is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Computer Science (Software Engineering and/or Cloud). 

This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow our department and realise our vision of a diverse, inclusive and innovative department of Informatics at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK. We seek applicants who will support us in our ambitions in inclusivity and diversity. 

As we continue to grow and strengthen our department, we are seeking to make a lecturer appointment in the area of computer science. We welcome applications from candidates who have an international profile in research in any of the following areas:  software engineering (testing, analysis and verification, software performance engineering, software architectures, DevOps), service-oriented-architectures and cloud computing, programming languages, runtime systems, and programming environments.  We would also be interested in applicants who are working in emerging areas in the field, including the application to artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

We consider computer science challenges from a broad perspective. Members of the department regularly publish in and sit on the program committees of top-tier and well-known venues in computer science and software engineering. Top-quality research establishes members of the Department as leaders in their fields. It is the research transformative aspect that provides the opportunity to serve society while supporting King’s as an outstanding institution in science and technology. The Department has strong links with industry, who engage with us in collaborative research projects. 

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate education (in both computer science and artificial intelligence) catering for the needs of our students and the organisations in which they will work.  It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment needed to ensure the success of these programmes. The successful applicant for this post will be involved in delivering teaching in a core area of computer science. 

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Software Systems (SSY) group and will have the opportunity to contribute to cross-cutting hubs (see Research collaboration across research groups, with departmental hubs and with other Departments in the Faculty and across the College is strongly encouraged.  

For further information about the Department of Informatics at King’s, please see

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract   

This is a full-time post

Key responsibilities

  • Lead or direct their own original and independent programme of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with current international standard   
  • ​Enhance the research profile of the Department through academic outputs, including publications and scientific meetings, scholarship, academic and industrial collaboration, impact and other externally facing activities 
  • ​Supervise and train postgraduate students and postdoctoral research staff to ensure their effective development  
  • ​Enthusiastically contribute to academic management and support the administration and development of the department to further its education, research activities, and ambitions. 
  • ​Deliver an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, in core computer science and a specialism area in computer science or artificial intelligence  
  • ​Be responsible for the wellbeing and pastoral care of students, including acting as Personal Tutor 
  • ​Engage with and contribute to department, faculty, and institutional level initiatives in accordance with strategy at all levels of the organisation  
  • ​Actively promote equality, diversity and collegiality 

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.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria

1.       PhD in computer science, software engineering, artificial intelligence or related field.  

2.       Ability to define and lead a research area and a growing research record in core computer science area as evidenced by publications in high quality journals and conferences; research experience and good reputation in relevant research field; potential to acquire research project funding; ability to supervise research students. 

3.       Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in core areas of computer science. 

4.       Ability to make a significant contribution to administrative work. 

Desirable criteria

1.       Teaching and examining experience  

2.       Experience in attracting external research funds 

3.       Administrative experience 

4.       Ability to build relationships and networks with colleagues and external stakeholders across the College and externally 

Further information

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 several 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. 

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. The candidates will also have the opportunity to meet members of the department. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 25 July 2023. Presentations scheduling will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place. Meetings, presentations and interviews.