Lecturer in Natural Language Processing

London (Greater) (GB)
21 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2022
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 Natural Language Processing, starting January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.  

The successful applicant for this post is a computer scientist who will undertake research in the area of Natural Language Processing. They will be assigned to teach on the Department’s programmes in Artificial Intelligence and/or other postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Informatics, and will be expected to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Accordingly, the successful applicant will have knowledge and awareness of current research and practical challenges in Natural Language Processing / Computational Linguistics. The Department seeks to broaden and deepen its current strengths in this area, so candidates engaged in research and teaching that add to the expertise of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably. We welcome researchers from a broad range of topics in (theoretical / applied) NLP. Topics of interest particularly include, but are not limited to, dialogue systems, pragmatics, generation, information extraction, interpretability, language grounding, machine learning for NLP, machine translation, multi-linguality, sentiment analysis, speech and multi-modality, semantics and parsing, question answering, summarisation and areas related to ethics and social good. 

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join the most relevant research group, will have the opportunity to contribute to the Department’s Trusted Autonomous Systems Hub, and to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence. Research collaboration across research groups, departmental hubs and with other Departments in the Faculty and across the College is strongly encouraged. 

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 in a relevant area, 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.

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