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Job Opportunities: Three Lecturers in Computer Science (Permanent/Fixed-Term)


The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to recruit three excellent candidates for new roles as we expand and grow our Computer Science and Data Analytics capabilities:

About the University and Computer Science

The National University of Ireland Galway, which was originally founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Galway, is a publicly funded university and has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top-quality teaching and research. The 2017 QS World University Rankings placed the University at number 243 in the world. With an estimated 26,000 universities worldwide, this positions NUI Galway in the Top 1% globally, according to QS. This is the fifth successive year the University has risen in the international rankings, consolidating its position among the world’s elite educational institutions. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2017, Computer Science at NUI Galway was ranked second in Ireland, in the world ranking band 201-250.

Computer Science in NUI Galway is a relatively young area of specialisation, established in 1991 when an inter-faculty Information Technology Centre was established, which subsequently developed into the Discipline of Information Technology, a key part of the College of Engineering and Informatics. It is now one of the largest Disciplines in NUI Galway.

As part of an academic restructuring process currently underway at NUI Galway, the College of Engineering and Informatics will merge with the College of Science to generate a larger merged College of Science and Engineering. As part of the merger, the existing Discipline of Information Technology will become a new standalone School of Computer Science within the College of Science and Engineering. This is a very exciting development that will both heighten the profile of Computer Science, and open up many new opportunities.

About the Posts

The University wishes to recruit outstanding individuals Lecturer posts in the Discipline of Information Technology within the College of Engineering and Informatics.

The successful candidate(s) will actively contribute to the University’s strategic vision for ICT, and will participate in research, teaching, student project supervision, and programme administration across a complimentary portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate ICT programmes.

Research contribution is of fundamental importance in the role. It is anticipated that the new appointee(s) will develop an outstanding research programme in a relevant area of Computer Science, attracting R&D funding in fundamental and applied research areas. The appointee(s) will also be required to develop national and international collaborations with academia and industry. The new appointee(s) will be expected to disseminate their work through peer-reviewed journals and high-impact conferences.

While applications are invited from any branch of Computer Science, we are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research specialisms complement those of the Discipline of Information Technology, in domains including but not limited to: artificial intelligence; machine learning; cloud computing; complex information visualisation; data analytics; computer forensics and cybersecurity; trust and privacy; complex and adaptive systems; embedded systems; digital media and games; and software engineering & quality.

The successful candidate(s) will be required to contribute strongly to teaching fundamental and applied computer science on our portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, as well as participating in programme administration, programme promotion, and outreach activities. The appointed candidate(s) will be expected to develop new curricula, prepare course materials, deliver course work, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in their project work, and conduct related administrative duties.

To Apply for the Computer Science Permanent Post

For further information, please see the . Salary: €37,979 p.a. to €58,944 p.a.

Applications must be made via the university’s jobs portal:  Deadline: 17:00 (Irish Time) on 26 February 2019.

To Apply for the Two Lecturer in Computer Science Fixed Term Posts

The fixed-term posts are for 1 year initially, with the possibility of renewal.

For further information, please see the . Salary: €37,979 p.a. to €58,944 p.a.

Applications must be made via the university’s jobs portal: Deadline: 17:00 (Irish Time) on 12 February 2019.

Equality and Diversity

NUI Galway and the College of Engineering and Informatics have a deep commitment to equal opportunities, and this year, NUI Galway is delighted to announce that it is to be conferred with the institutional Athena Swan Bronze Award. The College of Engineering and Informatics is deeply committed to making real and lasting changes to career development in supporting and advancing women throughout the pipeline including: attracting more women into engineering and computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and the career development of postdoctoral researchers and staff. The College of Engineering and Informatics has demonstrated significant leadership in this area, being the first school in NUI Galway to apply for the departmental Athena SWAN Bronze award. More information on the College’s activities in this domain can be found on and the overall University activities on