Overview

As part of its strategic development, the Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Lecturer in Computer Science (Natural Language Processing), starting in summer 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant for this post will undertake research in an area of natural language processing (NLP), will be assigned to teach on the Department’s MSc in Data Science, may also be required to teach on other 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 natural language processing. 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 natural language processing including: machine learning for NLP, document and speech analysis, semantics and inference, sentiment analysis, summarisation, dialogue and interactive systems.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join the Human Centred Computing group. The departmental hubs present unique opportunities to develop collaborations with other departments or schools at King’s, which will allow the candidate to gain access to exciting data sets, for instance unstructured clinical data, to drive their research. Research collaboration across research groups, with 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, 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.

Company:

King’s college London

Qualifications:

N/A

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

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