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miércoles, 21 diciembre 2016

JOB Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer Deputy Director post for the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex, Colchester, UK (Application closing date 03/01/2017 )

The University of Essex is currently advertising a Deputy Director post for the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Institute for Analytics and Data Science.

 

Job title  Deputy Director of IADS (Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professorial level)

Job reference REQ00342

Application closing date 03/01/2017

Location Colchester

Salary Senior Lecturer / Reader: £49,772 - £55,999 per annum Professor: On the Professorial scale and commensurate with skills and experience

Employment type Permanent, Full-time

Job category/type Academic Job description Deputy Director of the Institute for Analytics and Data Science (To be appointed at Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professorial level).

 

Ranked 30th in the Times Good University Guide in 2016, our founding vision commits us to being a truly international university, freer, more daring and more experimental. Our bold agenda set out in our Strategic Plan, focuses on contributing to society through an equal commitment to excellence in research and education. We are in the top 4 universities for the quality of our social science research and ranked 19th in REF 2014. We receive the largest amount of funding of any university from the ESRC. In 2013 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Essex a Regius Professorship in Political Science - one of only two universities to hold a Regius Professorship in the Social Sciences. In 2016, we were also awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science.

We are on target to achieve our ambitious plans to grow by 50% by 2019 and to move to the top 25 of UK universities in the Times Good University Guide to by 2019. Partnership working regionally, nationally and internationally is one of our strategic core values to maximise research quality and impact.

This is a new Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer post in one of our academic departments with a three year secondment to the Institute for Analytics and Data Science as Deputy Director. This is a high profile role, which will provide senior academic leadership and demonstrate sustainable excellence in research and education. In the seconded role as Deputy Director of the Institute for Analytics and Data Science, you will be responsible for further expanding the activities of the Institute, developing new activities and a programme of work and supporting the delivery of the UNESCO Chair objectives.

This post involves working closely with the Director of the Institute and UNESCO Chair, Professor Maria Fasli, to provide academic leadership to support the shaping of research, knowledge exchange, education and professional development activities within the Institute for Analytics and Data Science as well as support the delivery of the ambitious programme of work under the UNESCO Chair.

You will have PhD in a relevant discipline and relevant academic expertise in an area related to analytics, data science or big data (examples of relevant areas include but are not limited to the digital creative economy, quantitative social science, business analytics, computer science or related engineering discipline, mathematics, statistics or visualisation).

The successful applicant may come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but you will need to have relevant academic expertise in an area related to analytics, data science or big data and be working in a field of one of the University's existing Departments and be returnable to one of the planned Units of Assessment within the University for REF 2020/21.  At the Professorial level applicants should have a proven track record of successful academic leadership at a senior level in a higher education institution that includes working with external partners and a track record of successfully initiating and implementing significant research projects which involved a number of internal and external key stakeholders.

This is a permanent, full time position based at our Colchester campus. The substantive appointment will be as a Senior Lecturer / Reader or Professor in one of our Academic departments, with a three year secondment as Deputy Director of IADS.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

 

For more information, please see here:

https://vacancies.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=689970BzNq&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA