Professor in Data Analytics and Professor in Data Management, 1FTE, Permanent
Linked to our strategic research priority area of Realising potential through
data and enabling technologies, University of Galway invites applications for
two closely linked Professorships in our Data Science Institute (DSI) in the
College of Science and Engineering.
Data Science, including data analytics, is a thematic priority research area
for the College of Science and Engineering. Through the DSI and our schools
(especially the schools of Computer Science; Engineering; and Mathematical
and Statistical Sciences), as well as other Research Institutes and centres,
NUI Galway currently holds a strong international reputation in specific
research areas of Data Science and Data Analytics and in translating this
research into strong teaching programmes. The concurrent recruitment of a
Professor in Data Analytics and Professor in Data Management is a strategic
opportunity to further expand significantly this capability and expertise,
open it up to new and emerging areas, and lead the continued growth of this
research priority area in the University.
Both of the Professorships are senior academic positions of key strategic
importance. Specifically, the successful appointees will provide strategic
research leadership to the DSI in the field of data analytics/data management.
The successful appointees are expected to enrich University of Galway's track
record in the field of data analytics and data management by:
• leading internationally-recognised research and innovation
• developing strategic partnerships with industry and international research
centres of esteem
• attracting high quality students and early career researchers to University
• translating research into strong teaching programmes.
The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, is an SFI (Science
Foundation Ireland) research centre and is one of the largest data analytics
centres in Europe. It is co-led by four institutions: Dublin City University,
University College Cork, University College Dublin and University of Galway,
with additional partner institutions in Maynooth University, Trinity College
Dublin, Tyndall and the University of Limerick. The Insight SFI Research
Centre for Data Analytics undertakes high impact research in data analytics
that has significant benefits for people, industry, and society by enabling
better decision making. Insight supports over 450 researchers across areas
such as the Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling
Algorithms, Model Building, Multi Modal Analysis, Data Engineering and
Governance, Decision Making and Trustworthy AI. This research can be applied
across areas such as Health and Human Performance, Enterprise and Services,
Smart Communities and IoT, and Sustainability and Operations. Since its
inception in 2013 it has attracted over 150 million euro in funding awards
from Government, Industry and EU programmes.
One of the key roles of the Professorships is to further develop strategic
research areas and strategic research partnerships aligned to Insight at the
University of Galway.
Data and the science, analysis, amangement and application of data is, by
nature, multi-disciplinary, and therefore, the Professors will provide
leadership in engaging with multidisciplinary research involving colleagues
from across the university to reinforce existing collaborations especially in
the areas of sustainability, digital humanities, healthcare, and policy-
making. As well as their role in the DSI, each appointee will be a member of
academic staff in a school within the College, and will be expected to
contribute to the teaching of programmes in your School of primary
We are seeking to appoint two Professors in the areas of Data Analytics and
Data Management. The successful appointees will each be an established
research leader in one or more of the following areas: Data Engineering and
Governance; Data Analysis; Knowledge Graphs; Machine Learning; Natural
Language Processing; Statistical Data Science; Computational Statistics;
Statistical Learning; Data Visualisation, Simulation and Discovery
Informatics; and Trustworthy and Ethical Data Science.
The successful appointees will have relevant academic and research leadership
enabling her/him to:
• Contribute to the research leadership of the national Insight SFI Research
Centre for Data Analytics with counterparts in UCD, UCC and DCU
• Lead the development, growth and expansion of the DSI portfolio of research
programmes and partnerships, including partnerships with industry and other
national Research Centres (including Lero, Confirm, VistaMilk and Adapt), as
well as international research centres
• Lead the development and growth of the network of industry and academic
strategic partners associated with the DSI and Insight
• Lead the development of relevant teaching programme in your School of
primary affiliation, following a research-led teaching approach, and the
integration of data science-related modules in a range of teaching programmes
at University of Galway
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Edward Curry (Director of
the Data Science Institute and Insight SFI Research Centre for Data
Analytics) or Dr. Ann Ryan (Director of Strategy Development CoSE) Emails:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +353 (0)91
Salary: €90,305 to €120,704 per annum (applicable to new entrants effective
from January, 2011)
(This appointment will be made on the Professor in Discipline scale in line
with current Government pay policy)
Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 3rd
November 2022. It will not be possible to consider applications received after
the closing date.
Garda vetting may apply.
Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.
Further details are available at www. dbei.ie
For more information and Application Form please see website:
https:// www. nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted
Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon
University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control
Framework for the higher education sector.
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