UCC and Tyndall National Institute

Boole Professor / Chair in Mathematics

2024-01-09 (Europe/Dublin)
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Permanent Whole Time Post

Professor salary scale €132,302 – €167,261 (Scale B) / €125,687 - €161,521 (Scale A)

University College Cork wishes to make a permanent professorial appointment within the School of Mathematical Sciences, to the Boole Chair of Mathematics. The Boole Chair of Mathematics will play a pivotal leadership role in the development of Mathematics in the School and across the University.  This leadership role includes: building research capacity in Mathematics and maximising the opportunities and potential for Mathematics research within the School and University; supporting the School’s responsibilities for delivery of BSc and MSc Programmes; growing enrolment to our PhD program; and embedding Mathematical research in the various Thematic Areas within University College Cork's Futures research initiative, with UCC Futures - Quantum and Photonics being an immediate priority. Applicants should have an international standing as a leading researcher and scholar in Mathematics as evidenced by an established track record of peer reviewed publications in top-tier Mathematics journals and external research funding. Reporting to the Head of School of Mathematical Sciences, the appointee will have relevant teaching and research experience enabling them to provide leadership in the discipline. 

George Boole, credited with laying the mathematical foundations for the Information Age, is University College Cork’s most famous scholar and its first Professor of Mathematics.  The School of Mathematical Sciences (https://www.ucc.ie/en/matsci/ ), has 30.5 permanent academic staff FTEs including Chairs in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Kevin Hayes, Head of School of Mathematical Sciences, Email kevin.hayes@ucc.ie For further information on the School of Mathematical Sciences please visit www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

This position is being filled as part of UCC Futures – Quantum and Photonics.   

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/.   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives . 

Appointment may be made on the Professor salary scale €132,302 – €167,261 (Scale B) / €125,687 - €161,521 (Scale A)  

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 9th January 2024 

No late applications will be accepted.

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Boole Professor / Chair in Mathematics
Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings Complex Dyke Parade Cork, Ireland
Application deadline
2024-01-09 12:00 (Europe/Dublin)
2024-01-09 13:00 (CET)
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