U. of Edinburgh: 30 Chancellor Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

30 Highly prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowships focused on data-enabled research and innovation applied to any discipline with the distinct possibility of an open-ended contract. Apply by 12 March 2018.

At: U. of EdinburghU. of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Web: www.ed.ac.uk
Position: 30 Chancellor Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

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Salary from £39,992 to £58,655 plus, per annum.

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading research institution, consistently ranked one of the best 50 Universities in the World. We are 23rd in the most recent QS World University rankings and 27th in the 2018 THE World University Rankings and ranked 4th for research power 2014 (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions). For more than four centuries, our staff and students have made history. They have invented new disciplines such as geology, the study of literature and epigenetics, explored space, revolutionised surgery, won 23 Nobel Prizes, published era-defining books, developed life-saving medical breakthroughs and laid the foundations for solving the mysteries of the universe.

Our attainments in informatics are 1st in Research Power (Power Rankings Research Fortnightly REF 2014 Analysis). Recently data-driven innovation has formed the core of investment in innovation in the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region City Deal, recently announced by the UK and Scottish Governments. This investment will contribute to a number of state of the art facilities underpinned by the ethos of the ‘porous university’ in which research leaders, innovative educators, students, industry and public sector experts ‘breath the same air’ in interactive facilities to co-create the benefits to derive from our leading position in data sciences and artificial intelligence.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in a further cohort of 30 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality who use data science within their work, with a particular focus on:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Space & Satellite Analysis
  • ‘Agritech’ initiative
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • Health & Social Care
  • Financial Services&Fintech
  • Public Sector (‘Govtech’)
  • Creative Industries, Tourism & Festivals

Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support early career researchers and academic innovators of the highest promise from all countries to develop their careers in a supportive, high quality environment.

You will already have established a reputation for the high quality of your data-driven research and innovation. You will have a commitment to develop your skills in on-line teaching at scale at a University level. Colleagues with translational-industrial, public and third sector linkages, international academics and those interested in interdisciplinary collaboration are particularly welcomed.

You will initially concentrate on world class research and innovation working closely with the private, public and third sector in a data-enabled theme, with a focus on delivering high impact results. We will provide you with a generous start-up package and training in contemporary on-line and blended education and industry engagement skills. You will be expected to progressively take up more of these core academic activities over time. It is anticipated that following a successful review the majority of Chancellors Fellows will transition to an open-ended post at an appropriate grade.

Appointments will normally be made on the grade 8 academic scale (£39,992- £47,722), dependent on experience, but in exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be made at grade 9 (£50,618- £56,950) or even grade 10 (from £58,655). Relocation support and Immigration Fee Assistance is available, including practical support for a spouse/partner and families.

The culture of the University is open and diverse and we strive to replicate that in our appointments. We are the proud holder of a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Institution Award recognising our work in supporting the advancement of gender equality in academia. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are committed to support individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.

For more information, visit our website Chancellor's Fellowships Opportunities which has full details on the vacancies available and how to apply.

CLOSING DATE 12th March 2018