SFI Research Professorship Programme

SFI Research Professorship Programme
NUI Galway, in partnership with Science Foundation Ireland, is currently offering Research Professorships to build capacity and enable growth in targeted areas of strategic importance to NUI Galway and of scientific and economic importance.  The Professorship appointment is dependent on success within the SFI Targeted Professorship Programme which provides for up to €5M in direct costs over a 5 year period.  This is in addition to an attractive remuneration package.

Candidate Profile
Successful candidates will be outstanding researchers in academia or industry, recognised as one of the world-leaders in their discipline, with a demonstrated capacity for strategic and dynamic leadership on an international stage. Applicants will be expected to:

  • Have senior authorship of a considerable volume of papers that have made a significant impact in their field (i.e. are highly cited with impact).
  • Be a recipient of significant international awards and fellowships.
  • Be an invited plenary speaker at top-tier international conferences.
  • Have a successful track record in securing significant independent funding from competitive sources and/or through private investment.
  • Applicants from industry should demonstrate equivalent measures of esteem (e.g. serving on corporate boards, receipt of industry awards or fellowships). A successful track record in technology transfer, technology commercialisation and academic-industrial collaborations, where appropriate, is also highly desirable.

Opportunities available are as follows

Research Professor in Informatics
NUI Galway invites Expressions of Interest from world-class researchers to assume a leadership position as a Research Professor in Informatics with specific expertise and experience in Linked Data, Semantic Web, Data Analytics and Web Science Research.  The successful candidate will lead research in the Internet of Things, Cyber-physical Systems, sensor-based information systems, large-scale distributed systems, Data Science, middle-ware, or related fields and application areas research and will work closely with the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway.  If you believe that you can inspire and build excellence with impact in a well-resourced research environment, NUI Galway would like to hear from you.

For further information please contact:
Professor Stefan Decker, Director, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway

Please click here to download the application form.
Closing date: 30/11/14

Further information

To find out more about research at NUI Galway see http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/listings/
To find out more about the SFI Research Professorship programme see http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/open-calls/sfi-targeted-research-professorship-programme.html