Lecturer in Computer Vision

King's College London


Job id: 078168. Salary: £51,174 – £60,221 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 03 November 2023. Closing date: 03 December 2023.

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

Contact details:Professor Luc Moreau. [email protected]

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The Department of Informatics is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Computer Science (Computer Vision). 

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 appoint a lecturer in computer vision. While a wide range of research topics within the broadly understood computer vision area are of interest, we welcome applications from candidates who have an international profile in research in any of the following areas: foundational computer vision research, robotic vision, video processing, image analysis, multimodal computer vision, machine learning for computer vision, generative AI for computer vision. 

To realise our mission, we look at computer science challenges with a broad perspective and regularly sit in the program committees of and publish in top-tier and well-known venues in computer science and artificial intelligence. Top-quality research establishes members of the Department as leaders in their fields, but it is its transformative aspect that provides the opportunity to serve the society while supporting King’s as an outstanding institution in science and technology. As such, the Department has strong links with industry, which engages 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 industries 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 core areas of computer science or artificial intelligence. 

The successful candidate will be invited to join one of our research groups and will have the opportunity to contribute to cross-cutting hubs (see https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nms/depts/informatics/research/index.aspx ). 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 https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/luc.moreau/informatics/overview.pdf . 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • ​​Undertake a self-directed 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 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 and participate in 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, computer vision, artificial intelligence or related field.  

2.       Ability to define and lead a research area and a growing research record in computer science 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 or artificial intelligence. 

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. 

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 a number of 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 17 January 2024. Presentations scheduling will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place. Meetings, presentations and interviews will be held online.

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