Lecturer/Reader in Foundations of Data Science Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

Lecturer/Reader in Foundations of Data Science

School of Mathematics and Physics                       

Ref: 19/107294

 

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

 

As part of a major investment in Mathematical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, applications are invited for the above post, to be held jointly between the School of Mathematics and Physics and the Institue of Electronics, Communication and Information Technology, to start as soon as practically feasible.

 

The successful candidate will join a dynamic research environment in a supportive and collegial setting at an exciting time, to develop the Foundations in Data Science and enhance mathematics education at Queen’s University Belfast.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding ability and potential. They will be research-driven and willing to play a decisive role in the Foundations of Data Science research at Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with academics within the University and beyond. Successful candidates will be REF returnable within Mathematical Sciences and eligible to become Associate Members of the Institute of Electronics, Communication and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast. Preference may be given to candidates specialising in Machine Learning, Combinatorial Optimisation and Applied Graph Theory, but strong candidates from all foundational fields of Data Sciences will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

 

The successful candidate must have:

 

At Lecturer level:

 

•  Hold a PhD in Foundations of Data Science

•  Evidence of potential to deliver high quality teaching in Mathematics, Statistics and/or Data Science at undergraduate or postgraduate level through the medium of English

•  A strong record of publications, commensurate with career stage, in the Foundations of Data Science in peer reviewed/refereed journals that are REF returnable within the Mathematical Sciences Unit of Assessment

At Reader level:

•  PhD in the Foundations of Data Science

•  Evidence of sustained high quality lecturing in Mathematics, Statistics and/or Data Science at undergraduate or postgraduate level through the medium of English

•  Ability to provide strategic academic leadership in programme development and teaching

•  A distinguished record of research publications of international excellence, commensurate with past research career, in the Foundations of Data Science, REF returnable at international level

 

Further information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMathematicsandPhysics/  

 

Anticipated interview date: Monday 27 May 2019

 

Salary Scale:   Lecturer £36,261 - £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

 

Reader: £51,630 - £59,828 per annum (potential to progress to £65,361 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

 

Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019

 

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

 

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.


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