[Corpora-List] Eight Data Science Lectureships available, Lancaster, UK

Rayson, Paul p.rayson at lancaster.ac.uk
Sun Feb 15 14:46:45 CET 2015


[Note: only seven days to go until the closing date!!]

As part of its 50th Anniversary Lectureship Scheme Lancaster University is currently advertising positions in both the foundations of data science and the application of data science to key challenge areas. The Anniversary Lectureships are designed to identify academic leaders of the future and attract the highest calibre of applicants. Benefits include no direct teaching load for at least the first two years and the opportunity to play an influential role in Lancaster's new Data Science Institute.

Adverts for the posts are provided below and for more detail on the 50th Anniversary Lectureship scheme see: http://www.aplacetoblossom.co.uk/lectureships.html

Lectureship (x4) in Foundations of Data Science

50th Anniversary Lectureships - Data Science Starting Salary between 33,242 - 39,685 Closing Date: Sunday 22 February 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1149

As part of a major new investment in Data Science we are seeking outstanding individuals for four new academic positions (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the foundations of Data Science to develop the next generation of cutting edge tools and methods.

This is an opportunity to join a world-leading community of researchers at an exciting time. Data Science is a key area of growth for Lancaster University and is founded on historic strengths in Computer Science, Statistics and Operational Research. These groups have an outstanding research track record as evidenced in research assessment exercises and provide a vibrant environment for researchers with excellent facilities and support.

The posts form part of a strategic investment that includes eight new positions in the Data Sciences. Together with existing expertise at Lancaster, these positions will form part of a new world-class, multidisciplinary Data Science Institute that will set the global standard for an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-driven research challenges. Joining at the start, appointments will help play a key role in shaping this exciting new initiative.

Applications are particularly encouraged from those who can make significant contributions in the foundations of Data Science. You will typically have a background in Computer Science, Statistics, Operational Research or a related discipline. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: causal inference; image processing; machine learning; methods and algorithms for streaming and real-time data; novel storage architectures; cloud systems and configuration; optimization for data applications, data-driven Operational Research, sampling and compression; visualization.

For further information about Data Science activities at Lancaster please refer to http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/dsi

For further information on the 50th Anniversary Lectureship Scheme please visit http://www.aplacetoblossom.co.uk/

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Professor Nigel Davies (+44 1524 510327, email: n.a.davies at lancaster.ac.uk) or Professor Idris Eckley (tel +44 1524 593066, email: i.eckley at lancaster.ac.uk).

* Appointments will normally be made with starting salaries in the range 33,242 - 39,685 but appointments may be made at a more senior level including Senior Lecturer/Reader.

Lectureship (x4) in Applied Data Science

50th Anniversary Lectureships - Data Science Starting Salary between 33,242 - 39,685* Closing Date: Sunday 22 February 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1148

We are seeking four outstanding individuals (Assistant Professor) who can apply cutting-edge data science techniques to challenges in the areas of: environment, resilience and sustainability; health and ageing; security and privacy; data and society. You will be expected to work at the intersection of their chosen domain and the computational and mathematical foundations of data science.

Lancaster University has an outstanding track-record in multidisciplinary research and these posts form part of a strategic investment that includes eight new positions in the Data Sciences. Together with existing expertise at Lancaster, these positions will form part of a new world-class, multidisciplinary Data Science Institute that will set the global standard for a truly interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-driven research challenges. Joining at the start, appointments will help play a key role in shaping this exciting new initiative.

Reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of these posts we expect candidates will find homes either in one of Lancaster’s world-leading domain-specific groups (e.g. Lancaster Environment Centre, CHICAS, Security Lancaster, LICA and Sociology) or in more traditional data science departments, depending on their background and interests.

For further information on the 50th Anniversary Lectureship Scheme please visit http://www.aplacetoblossom.co.uk

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Professors Nigel Davies (tel +44 1524 510327, email: n.a.davies at lancaster.ac.uk) or Idris Eckley (tel +44 1524 593066, email: i.eckley at lancaster.ac.uk).

For theme specific questions please refer to:

Environment, Resilience and Sustainability: Professors Keith Beven and Kevin Jones (email: k.beven at lancaster.ac.uk, k.c.jones at lancaster.ac.uk)

Health and Ageing: Professor Peter Diggle (email: p.diggle at lancaster.ac.uk)

Security and Privacy: Professor Awais Rashid (email: a.rashid at lancaster.ac.uk)

Data and Society: Professors Rachel Cooper and John Urry (email:r.cooper at lancaster.ac.uk, j.urry at lancaster.ac.uk)

For further information about Data Science activities at Lancaster please refer to http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/dsi.

* Appointments will normally be made with starting salaries in the range 33,242 - 39,685 but appointments may be made at a more senior level including Senior Lecturer/Reader.

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