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Professor of Robotics, Department of Informatics

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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The Department of Informatics at King’s College London has been through an exciting period of growth in recent years, with 81 academics now in the department, and almost 2000 students across undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD programmes. The department hosts a strong culture of interdisciplinarity, with research centres focused on common scientific areas intersecting with thematic hubs that focus on external challenges, requiring expertise from multiple sub-disciplines and leading to greater impact.

As the department continues to strengthen, it is now seeking a Professor of Robotics who will combine their outstanding research track record with a commitment to propelling the activity of the department. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to building collaborations across the Faculty, the wider King’s community, as well as externally. They will also be expected to provide leadership within the robotics area, providing mentorship and guidance to early career researchers, as well as contributing to the delivery of education programmes.

Robotics at King’s is an increasingly strategic activity spanning multiple units, notably across Informatics, Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences. This is an opportunity to contribute significantly to building collaborative activities between these units, as well as with other disciplines such as Arts & Humanities and the Social Sciences.

As a senior academic in the department the postholder will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the departmental strategy.

For further information the job description can be found here, and to discuss this opportunity please contact King’s Search on

The deadline for applications is 23.59 (GMT) on Monday 10th June 2024. To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London Job Board. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held in mid July.

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences 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.

King’s College London is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. King’s particularly welcomes applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and from disabled people.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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