Professor of Scalable Data Technologies

Ref: 7369

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Role coordinated by:

Tadhg Waddington

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 7369


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 29/07/2024

Since 1845, Queen’s University Belfast’s staff, students and alumni have made a difference to societies locally, nationally, and internationally. Today, they are one of the UK and Ireland’s leading universities and continue to shape and serve the world around us through their research and teaching. Over 99% of Queen’s research environment was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent, with Queen’s ranked 198 in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast is currently seeking to appoint a Professor in Scalable Data Technologies to undertake world leading research, to develop and lead an ambitious research agenda, and to lead University wide efforts to establish Queen’s as an international leader in research in scalable data technologies, and the application of this research to address global challenges. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the development of a new Centre for Intelligent Sustainable Computing within EEECS that is coordinating the integration of the School’s research in computer science and engineering to align with institutional, regional, national, and international grand challenges.

The post holder is expected to undertake world class research by developing mission-led research programmes and complementary research activities, contribute to the continuing enhancement of an excellent student experience via research led teaching and assessment, and also administration and/or outreach activities. They will also make significant contributions to translating research into real-world impact, contributing to the £1 billion Belfast Region City Deal that will drive digital innovation in Northern Ireland.

Application Procedure

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Tadhg Waddington at or +44 (0)20 3928 7369.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 BST on Monday 29th July 2024

If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you in the selection process, please advise us of these so that we can make appropriate arrangements. 

Queen’s University Belfast is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality. We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to EDI, please visit our website: Diversity and Inclusion, Queen’s Gender Initiative and Staff Networks.  

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