Professor in Data Science

Preston, United Kingdom
Management Contract (competitive salary)
Sep 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Sep 30, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 30/09/2019
Location: Preston Campus
Salary: Management Contract (competitive salary)
Job category/type: Academic, Research

Job description

The University of Central Lancashire is a vibrant, international and modern University, combining a growing reputation for research and academic excellence with an entrepreneurial spirit and a real understanding of the demands of the commercial world.

The Faculty of Science and Technology is leading a new university-wide opportunity in the formation of a centre of excellence in the field of data science/innovation. This post is to be the inaugural Head of this Centre.

The centre will utilise data science and analytics to address public and commercial challenges. Working alongside the newly launched UCLan Research Centres, this centre will be interdisciplinary in nature. We anticipate immediate project opportunities with partners in the health, engineering and public service sectors, with pump-priming funding to support them.

We are seeking an outstanding leader with deep data innovation experience to lead the development of this new centre. Experience in the above areas of application would be desirable. We require a dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial individual that reflects the personality of this Faculty and institution. You will bring technical and professional engagement skills, underpinned by an internationally-leading track record in the field. Experience of working on challenges in the above sectors would be beneficial.

You will provide leadership for the operation, management and delivery of research and enterprise activity to grow the Centre into a sustainable and productive unit. The post requires experience in the development and implementation of strategy and policy in areas pertinent to the centre, with candidates combining excellent communication and networking skills and a record of successful leadership and management.

You will meet the University’s criteria at Professor level under either of our research or innovation and enterprise tracks. (Reader titles will be considered following interview if applicants are not considered to meet the Professorial requirements) You must demonstrate significant experience in income generation and high-quality research and enterprise output, as well as experience that evidences the ability to support outstanding education in this field.

The University of Central Lancashire is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment. UCLAN welcomes other under-represented groups, as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

Application is by way of the on-line form against the attached Person Specification and Job Description. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and required to give a presentation.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Executive Dean of the Faculty: Professor Ian Allison 01772 892505

School or Service: Faculty of Science & Technology

Hours: Full Time (37.00 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)

Basis:  Indefinite

Grade: Management Contract (competitive salary)

Closing Date: 30th September 2019

Interview Date: 1st November 2019

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