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Lecturer in Computer Science Education (Academic Education Pathway)

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Closing date: 03 December 2023

Campus: Strand

Job description

The Department of Informatics is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Computer Science Education (Academic Education Pathway).

This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow our department and realise our vision of a diverse, inclusive and innovative department of Informatics at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK. We seek applicants who will support us in our ambitions for inclusivity and diversity.

As we continue to grow and strengthen our department, we are seeking to appoint a lecturer in Computer Science Education on the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), starting in Spring 2024 or shortly thereafter. The Academic Education Pathway offers a framework for recognition, reward, and advancement opportunities for exceptional educators at King’s. The academic profile of AEP staff is distinct from that of Education & Research (E&R) staff. AEP academics are appointed on the evidence of their track record as outstanding teachers, and their potential for and/or experience of high-quality scholarship and contribution to educational innovation and leadership. The AEP framework, which consists of 4 levels: lecturer, senior lecturer, reader and professor, enables ambitious individuals to progress to professorial level, similarly to staff on E&R pathway.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate education (in both computer science and artificial intelligence), catering for the needs of our students and the industries in which they will work.  It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment needed to ensure the success of these programmes.

The successful applicant for this post will be primarily focused on teaching in core areas of computer science, with a focus on enhancing educational quality and innovation. They will be assigned to teach on our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, and they will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects on these programmes. Core computer science includes subjects such as programming, algorithms, databases, and software engineering.

In-line with the Faculty Education Innovation Framework, the successful applicant will identify and lead initiatives, carrying out and evaluating activity to strengthen teaching on existing programmes and new strategically relevant developments. The Departmental and Faculty Education Networks will provide a focal point for this activity, alongside our existing cross-cutting hubs in other discipline areas.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science or a related field. The successful applicants will be part of the Department of Informatics and will be expected to contribute to its wider activities and development. Engagement in research related to computer science education and in improving research-led teaching on taught programmes 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. 

For further information about the Department of Informatics at King’s, please see

Contract Type

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

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