Director of the Computational Foundry

Swansea, Swansea (GB)
12 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of the Computational Foundry

Competitive salary package.

Swansea University is seeking an outstanding leader to shape, deliver and foster its ambitious Computational Foundry programme.
This £31.1M investment in Swansea for the region, Wales and the world is charged with exploring new society-centred understandings
of the material that will shape much of future living, globally: data, algorithms, hardware and software.

The Foundry will establish an internationally renowned, digital ecosystem for world-class computer science that brings together interdisciplinary
research and addresses grand challenges for the economy and society under the three themes of Sustaining Life; Enhancing Life; and Securing
Life. The Foundry will be a bespoke environment built from the ground up to house Computational Scientists within the heart of the Bay Campus.
The Foundry building, set to open in mid 2018, is designed to allow increased collaboration between industry/academia with inspirational
space, seminar rooms, meeting areas and events to enable these conversations to flourish.

The Director will sit on the Foundry Management Board, charged with the recruitment of key researchers and teams. They will be responsible for
ensuring the Foundry is a beacon for computational science and the digital economy, connecting with, and drawing in, leading collaborators globally.

The Foundry Director will be a leader who has strongly shaped the world of computer science and the digital economy with a strong focus on
interdisciplinary working including the value of mathematically orientated perspectives. It is likely that they will have worked on highly impactful
research challenges with demonstrable impact on society and the economy. The Director will most likely be currently based in higher education
but may also have had senior research leadership or scientist roles with sector-shaping organisations such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft or IBM.

The Computational Foundry is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government and is part of the
Swansea University’s College of Science.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator of the Foundry, Professor Matt Jones, or the Head of Computer Science, Prof Arnold Beckman, or the Head of Mathematics, Professor Biagio Lucini.

For full details and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2dBGDK9

Closing date for applications: 8th November 2016

We are an equal opportunity employer aiming for diversity in our workforce.
Swansea University is a registered charity. no. 1138342