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Lecturer in Computing

School of Computing

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,804 to £48,114 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 16 September 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 14 October 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Wednesday 28 October 2020
Reference:  STM-203-20

The School of Computing, a welcoming, diverse environment and family friendly environment, recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer, based in the Programming Languages and Systems (PLAS) research group at our Canterbury Campus. 

We are seeking two dedicated individuals for ongoing and full time positions within the School, who can help us to build on the success of the last REF exercise when we were ranked in the top quartile of 89 Computing departments across the country, coming 12th by Research Intensity.

We invite applications from candidates with research interests that can complement or enhance the PLAS group’s existing research strengths, especially those with interests in systems research and language implementation. The successful candidates will also make a significant contribution to teaching at all levels. 

As Lecturer in Computing you will:

  • undertake teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including the development of new modules and providing support for student learning
  • develop and extend your existing successful research career of an international calibre, securing appropriate external funding
  • collaborate with colleagues in the School on course development, delivery and assessment, taking on appropriate management and administrative responsibilities  

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline to computer science or similar professional experience
  • an understanding of the UK’s funding landscape and a plan for developing research income a recent track record of publication in leading international journals or conferences
  • the ability to make a strong contribution to the research undertaken in the School in an area relevant to the Programming Languages and Systems Research group 

Please submit a 1-page research plan and a 1-page teaching statement with your application, as well as a CV and cover letter. 

The School of Computing at Kent is a welcoming and supportive environment that has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are a well-balanced, inclusive and diverse community that aims to further enhance our achievements and reputation in teaching, research and innovation. Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we are proud of our friendly and inclusive culture. We support colleagues through a number of family-friendly policies, including a core hours policy and the right to apply for flexible working, and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence (for example, maternity leave).

The School is located on our impressive Canterbury Campus. It is a safe, friendly, well-equipped and in desirable locations, with excellent schools and a wealth of cultural links and superb transport connections.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply. For further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM-203-20


We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area
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Please note, this vacancy has also been advertised to staff on the Redeployment Register and their applications will be given priority consideration in the first instance.

Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely.  Our processes will evolve as the Government advice is updated.