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Associate Professor of Data Science

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Science & Technology

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £58,089 to £61,618 per annum with further progression opportunities to £71,437
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2018
Closes: 20th December 2018
Job Ref: FST276

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

In 2018, Bournemouth University retained its place as one of the best new universities in the world. The university has been included in the THE Young University Rankings for the third consecutive year and in September 2018, won the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Institutional Award for ‘Innovation in Internationalisation’.

Bournemouth has been recognised as the fastest developing cluster in digital technologies in the UK, with a plethora of IT companies and Bournemouth Borough Council heavily investing in the region, and jobs in digital tech up 25% from 2014 to 2017.

The Department of Computing & Informatics has been offering courses in this well-established subject area for over 20 years and is renowned for producing not only highly employable graduates (the Guardian having noted specifically our reputation for providing courses which equip students with the skills for the profession), but also graduates of high esteem and recognition; for example, one of our students won Graduate 100 (awarded to the best Computing graduate in the UK) in 2010 and another won the Cyber Security Challenge in 2015.

We are seeking an individual with a track record in education and research in data science. The candidate is expected to have a track record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data Science       
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Visual Analytics

The candidate should possess experience in participating in research grant applications and research projects and maintain a good understanding of the Research Excellence Framework and Teaching Excellence Framework.

We support our academic staff with a rich personal development programme, seed funds for mobility and networking, grants writing support, internal funding scheme for PhD studentships, and engagement with industry facilities. We have a strong team-based working style and we support new academics in a friendly and collaborative environment and expect them to be excellent team players and communicators.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Angelos Stefanidis, (Acting) Head of Department for Computing and Informatics by email on

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking.  We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and practice, creating a unique academic experience.

Closing date: (Midnight) Thursday 20 December 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 30 January 2019

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