Established Professor of Data Analytics

National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited for the post of Established Chair of Data Analytics in the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway and attached to the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway. The successful candidate will provide support and research leadership in the area of data analytics, show a strong commitment to teaching and provide wider academic leadership within the College and University.

The successful candidate shall possess:

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • An international profile and expertise in Data Analytics, including areas such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Linked Data, Semantic Web and Web Science Research.
  • A demonstrated capacity to develop areas overlapping with Data Analytics, such as, but not restricted to, Knowledge Discovery, Linked Data, Web Science, Data Science, Visualisation, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, or related fields and application areas.
  • A clear strategy and vision for the realisation of high quality research.
  • An excellent record of research as evidenced by publications in high ranking journals and conferences.
  • Proven ability and track record to obtain national and international research funding particularly in the EU Framework programmes.
  • Experience leading a team of researchers and supervising PhD students, managing large research groups.
  • Lecturing experience at University level.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with industry and strong commitment to future industrial engagements.
  • Leadership experience at senior/executive level in research organisations or academic institutions.
  • Demonstrated participation as an influential contributor to activities carried out by bodies such as standardisation organisations, funding agencies and other governmental / non-governmental organisations.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills to work in a collegial way as a member of the leadership team of Insight at NUI Galway.
  • Strong connections in the international scientific community (e.g., demonstrated by chairing and participating in the programme committees of high-level scientific conferences.)

The appointment will be made within the provisions of the Employment Control Framework.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Peter McHugh, Dean of College of Engineering & Informatics. Email or telephone: +353 (0)91 493152.

Information on the University's Strategic Plan is available at:

Appointments at Established level

€114,740 to €144,186

(This appointment will be made on the Established Professor scale in line with current Government pay policy)

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Wednesday, July 18th  2018.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting will apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available at

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

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.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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