Imperial College London


Apply by Monday 30 January


Imperial College London 

South Kensington and White City Campus 

Salary: Internationally competitive

Imperial College London invites applications for up to 8 full-time permanent faculty member positions at the Lecturer / Assistant Professor level, who will contribute to research, teaching and service at the College’s Imperial-X (I-X) initiative. Qualified candidates may also be appointed at the Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor level.

The faculty positions will be part of the College’s flagship I-X initiative, which is a new collaborative environment for research, education, and entrepreneurship across artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, statistics, and digital technologies. The goal of I-X is to realise new models for research, education, and entrepreneurship that go beyond traditional siloes imposed by academic disciplines, thus forming a blueprint for the University of the Future. At I-X, we value research in both foundational and theoretical underpinnings, practical applied areas, transdisciplinary research, and digital innovation. I-X benefits from a strategic investment by the College, which includes new facilities on Imperial’s White City and South Kensington campuses. For more information about I-X, please visit

Imperial College London is a world-leading university whose reputation for excellence in research and teaching attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. Our three Faculties, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine, together with the Imperial College Business School, explore the interface between science, medicine, engineering, and management.

In this round we are particularly inviting applicants working on applied areas of AI, ML and data sciences,. Appointed candidates will have a home department in one of our 4 faculties, according to the application area in which they work. As part of your application, please indicate your desired host department or departments. We will also consider candidates with an interest in joint appointments with industry or with multiple Departments.

We offer an attractive salary package (including a pension scheme with significant employer contributions) as well as generous terms and conditions of service. The posts in Engineering/Natural Sciences/Medicine are permanent (comparable to tenured faculty positions); those in the Business School are tenure-track. All posts include a substantial start-up package for establishing a research activity at I-X. Other benefits to our staff are subsidised childcare on campus, flexible and family-friendly working policies, opportunities for further professional development, periodic sabbaticals, and free healthcare through the National Health Service. We can provide support and advice on the dual-career needs of candidates and their partners.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • To build up a research portfolio and research group at I-X and to establish yourself as an internationally leading researcher.
  • To supervise PhD students and post-doctoral researchers and to mentor their career development.
  • To collaborate with colleagues at I-X, in other departments and externally on research, teaching, and service.
  • To develop teaching materials and teach subjects at undergraduate, postgraduate and further education levels.
  • To adhere to the College values.

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria can be found in the Job Description.

Essential Requirements 

  • A PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Business, or another appropriate discipline.
  • An outstanding academic record, which includes a portfolio of research publications and other outputs.
  • A compelling scientific vision and a developing international reputation in a field related to I-X activities.
  • The ability to develop skills in leadership, motivation, development, and management.
  • The desire to help set and deliver the vision and strategic goals of I-X.

Further Information

For further information about the college and benefit available to staff, please see the Further Particulars on our website.

Our preferred method of application is online, on our website at the following link: Imperial Career’s site (select “Job Search”). In addition to the application form and a cover letter, please upload:

  • A full CV that includes all academic degrees (including universities and dates); past and present posts; information on obtained research grants, past student supervision, etc., if applicable; information on public engagement and outreach activities, if any; and a complete list of publications.
  • list of the four most significant publications. For each of the publications, please include a short 100-word statement highlighting the key contributions made by the work.
  • research statement that describes your previous research contributions and future research plans (no more than two pages).
  • teaching statement that describes your previous teaching experience (with evidence of teaching scores, where available), your commitment to teaching excellence and your plans to contribute to teaching at I-X (no more than two pages).
  • diversity statement about your approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).

Applicants should contact three referees before applying to ensure their willingness to provide a reference for the present post.

All candidates will be contacted after the shortlisting of applications is completed.

Should you have any queries about the posts, please contact: Alex Gibbs, I-X Operations Manager, Email: