Chair in Artificial Intelligence

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is a vibrant and dynamic centre, internationally renowned for excellence both in teaching and research. It comprises four academic departments, namely: Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics and Physics. Hosting over 95 academic and research staff, 80 research students, 75 postgraduate taught students and 680 undergraduates; it is a close knit and friendly community, based on the main campus at Kings College.

As part of an institution-wide investment in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, the School is looking to appoint a highly experienced international research leader to a Chair in Artificial Intelligence.

Natural & Computing Sciences
Computing Science
Staff Category
Position Type
Full Time
Duration of Post
Salary From
Competitive Remuneration package
Closing Date
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Applicants should have research interests that complement the School’s existing research strengths in artificial intelligence. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in one or more of the following: knowledge representation and reasoning; human/AI collaboration and explainable AI; multi-agent systems; and those working in machine learning, especially at the boundary of symbolic and non-symbolic AI.

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate a world-class research and academic leadership profile in an appropriate area, as evidenced by publications in prestigious academic conferences and journals; they should also demonstrate a sustained track record in securing high levels of research funding and successful research student supervision.

Candidates should have significant teaching experience, being able to inspire and enthuse undergraduate and postgraduate students about artificial intelligence, and should be excellent communicators, able to engage a wide range of audiences.

The successful candidate will be expected to take on a research leadership position, working closely with staff across the department and wider institution to conduct world-leading research, attract grant funding, and enhance the University’s teaching offering.

A competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered at Professorial level.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 February 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Peter Edwards, Head of School

01224 274078

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Edwards

Please quote reference number NCS157A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment
and promotion of staff.