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Job Opportunities: Established Professor of Data Analytics and Two Lecturers in Computer Science

Introduction

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:

The University, Computer Science, and Insight

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.

The Discipline of Information Technology is closely aligned with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway. Insight at NUI Galway is dedicated to research aimed at enabling and exploiting Networked Knowledge using Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies. It is part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics which was established in 2013 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland, and is made up for four centres in NUI Galway, University College Dublin, University College Cork, and Dublin City University.

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.

Information about the Established Professor of Data Analytics Post

The new professor will be expected to provide support and direction in NUI Galway’s Insight Centre and Data Science Institute and will lead a team of post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers. S/he will act as the principal scientific investigator on a number of key Insight projects and will provide support and research supervision to the members of his/her research group. More generally, the new professor will be expected to be a leader in the development of data science at the University, and make an important contribution to further advancing the research and teaching agenda of the College and University. The new professor will also be expected to further develop collaborative links between Insight and the College, and more generally across the University, including with mathematics, humanities, business and social sciences.

This appointment will be made on the Established Professor scale in line with current Government pay policy, currently €114,740 to €144,186 per annum.

For further information, please see Prof Data Analytics Job Description and Prof Data Analytics Info Pack about this post. Applications must be made via the university’s jobs portal: http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/. Deadline: 18 July 2018 at 17:00.

Information about the Two Lectureships in Computer Science

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

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.

These appointments will be made on the Lecturer Above the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy, currently €63,690 to €82,245 per annum.

For further information, please see  Computer Science Two Lecturers Job Description for this post. Applications must be made via the university’s jobs portal: http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/. Deadline: 18 July 2018 at 17:00.

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 http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/about-us/equalityanddiversity/ and the overall University activities on http://nuigalway.ie/genderequality/.