Professor in Data Management
Posted : 24 April 2023
Closes : 15 June 2023
Location : Galway

Applications are invited for an appointment as Professor in Data Management, Full-Time, Permanent in the College of Science and Engineering at University of Galway.

Linked to our strategic research priority area of Realising potential through data and enabling technologies, the University of Galway invites applications for a Professorship 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, the University of 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 recruitment of a 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.

The Professorship is a senior academic position of key strategic importance. Specifically, the successful appointee will provide strategic research leadership to the DSI in the field of data management.

The successful appointees are expected to enrich the University of Galway’s track record in the field of 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 the University of Galway
• 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 the 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 Professorship is to further develop strategic research areas and strategic research partnerships aligned to Insight at the University of Galway.

Data and the science, analysis, management and application of data is, by nature, multi-disciplinary, and therefore, the Professor 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 the role in the DSI, the 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 affiliation.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in the areas of Data Management. The successful appointees will be an established research leader in one or more of the following areas: Data Engineering and Governance; Data Spaces, 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 appointee 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, 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 the 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: or Phone: +353 (0)91 495086.

Salary: €95,823 to €128,079 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 Thursday  15th  June 2023. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.
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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.

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.