Established Professor of Computer Science

National University of Ireland, Galway - School of Engineering and Informatics

Reports to: Head of School/Dean of College[1] 

Applications are invited for an appointment as Established Professor of Computer Science at NUI Galway. 

The Chair of Computer Science is a key academic position at the University, given the critical importance of the information technology and computer science domain at the University in teaching and in research. “Informatics, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Sciences” is one of the five priority thematic areas for the University in the current strategic plan University Vision 2020 NUI Galway Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The new professor will be expected to build on the substantial achievements and strong international reputation of NUI Galway in the information technology and computer science domain, and to exploit the significant opportunities that exist for research and teaching programme development in these areas at NUI Galway. Demonstrated qualities of academic leadership, strategic thinking, change management, and staff mentorship are required for the post. 

The post will be within the Discipline of Information Technology within College and School of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. The College of Engineering and Informatics is NUI Galway’s top performing College for research performance across all relevant research metrics. The College is home to two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded national Research Centres: INSIGHT (Centre for Data Analytics) and CÚRAM (Centre for Research in Medical Devices), and plays a leadership role in a number of other SFI-funded national Research Centres, including MaREI (Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy), Deantús (Innovation in Manufacturing Techniques and Processes) and Confirm (Integrating Intelligence within Manufacturing Processes, Tools, and Systems). 

The new professor will be expected to lead the development of the Information Technology Discipline in research and teaching, and contribute strongly to further advancing the research and teaching agenda of the College and University. The new professor will also be expected to build on existing strong synergistic links between the Discipline and INSIGHT, and more generally across the University, including with mathematics, humanities, business and social sciences. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Friday, 20th October 2017.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. 

For more information and Application Form please see website: Applications should be submitted online. 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

[1] Head of School reports to Dean of College

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