Lecturer in Computer Science (Knowledge Engineering)

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WC2R 2LS, London (Greater)
£46,292 to £54,534 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance.
29 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

As part of its strategic development, the Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Lecturer in Computer Science (Knowledge Engineering), starting in July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.  

The successful applicant for this post will undertake research and teaching in an area of Knowledge Engineering. They will be assigned to teach on the postgraduate or undergraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Informatics, and will be expected to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects. 

Accordingly, the successful applicant should have a degree in Computer Science and will need knowledge and awareness of current research and practical challenges in Knowledge Engineering.  The Department seeks to broaden and deepen its current strengths in these areas, so candidates engaged in research and teaching which complements that of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably. A wide range of research topics are of interest in the area of knowledge engineering, including: knowledge representation, reasoning, semantic web, knowledge engineering, knowledge acquisition, automated knowledge base construction, knowledge graphs, graph-based machine learning, social semantics, knowledge fusion, explainability, as well as using uncertain, incomplete or evolving knowledge in Artificial Intelligence.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join the Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI), the Trusted Autonomous Systems Hub (see, and  and the Marie Curie Training Network Cleopatra (

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.

Applicants must have a PhD, an excellent publication record, and the ability to attract research funding.  It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the further development of the research standing of the Department of Informatics, and to make a full contribution to teaching and administrative activities. 

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