Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Kingston University
July 21, 2024
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence


Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment


School of Computer Science and Mathematics

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  • Lecturer Role Profile (Word, 59.59kb)

  • Senior Lecturer Role Profile (Word, 61.78kb)

  • We seek to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with significant competence in applications of machine learning and skills in computer science. Applicants should have a track record of publications and academic achievement to complement the research in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, and the ability to lead teaching and research in AI, broadly, including topics in computer vision or robotics. Applicants should have the ability to motivate and support students in realising their potential and achieving competitive skills through creative, problem-centred approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

    This is a career-defining opportunity and we seek to appoint someone with significant competence in computer science and AI to extend the research and teaching expertise, seeing projects through their entire lifecycle, from proposals to publications, strengthening the culture in the School.

    The Person

    An effective communicator, you will hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely- related area and an appropriate HE teaching qualification, such as FHEA. You will take a lead in learning and teaching in core computer science topics and participate in the development of courses. You will make a strong contribution to the profile of the School through demonstrable excellence and leadership in research and teaching. Constantly seeking to improve, you will scrutinise your own work, build networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty's reputation. You will work with a team of talented lecturers to lead computer science subjects to deliver vibrant, relevant education to your students, using a variety of technologies and approaches to develop their Future Skills.

    The School is a close-knit group of academics with strengths in computing education, with its NCSC-recognised MSc, and research in AI, computer vision and machine learning. We offer high-quality courses focused on applied computer science, cybersecurity, games and digital media, reflecting the needs of business and industry, which the School has ambitious plans to expand, going further into robotics, engineering, security and data science. Our courses are strengthened by active collaborations with industry as well as educational and research partnerships. We combine innovative teaching epitomised in our motto, learning through making , with a strong research base, which this post will augment.

    We are an Athena Swan Silver award holder, and we are committed to providing a flexible and supportive working environment. We are a committed equal- opportunities employer and we particularly encourage applications from candidates reflecting our diverse student cohort.

    The Faculty

    There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.

    Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, and flight simulators. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent position.

    We are looking to appoint at a starting salary of £43,187 per annum for a Lecturer or £48,251 per annum for a Senior Lecturer, depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 1st August 2024 .

    For informal enquiries, please contact Dr James Denholm-Price, Head of Department, Computer Science.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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