Senior Lecturer in Distributed Systems

London (Greater) (GB)
28 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Distributed Systems), starting in January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.  

The successful applicant for this post will undertake research and teaching in a core area of Computer Science. They will be assigned to teach on 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 will need knowledge and awareness of current research and practical challenges in distributed systems. A wide range of research topics are of interest, including but not limited to, cloud and cluster based computing, Web-based computing, Hadoop-like systems, algorithms for distributed systems, testing, analysis and verification of distributed systems, reliability and performance of distributed systems, and service-oriented architectures. Outstanding candidates engaged in research and teaching which complements that of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably.  

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.  

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. 

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. 

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 - 100% full time equivalent

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