UCC and Tyndall National Institute

Professor of Integrated Photonic Devices and Systems

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

Professor Salary Scale: €132,302 - €167,261 Or Professor (Scale 2) Salary Scale: €111,794 - €131,296

We have a new and exciting vacancy for a Professor of Integrated Photonic Devices and Systems. This post is a joint appointment between the School of Physics at UCC and Tyndall National Institute.

The ability to create, design, fabricate, test, and integrate novel photonic devices is core to the ambitions of UCC Futures – Quantum and Photonics. We seek a candidate with a distinguished record of research, innovation and leadership in the area of integrated photonic devices and systems. This is an experimental post. The candidate should also have a proven track record of effective teaching and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with industry. The successful candidate will play a key role leading and connecting photonics activities in the School of Physics and the Tyndall National Institute, including the SFI Centre for Photonics (IPIC). They will have the capacity to provide strong academic leadership as well as the skills to develop new initiatives for the promotion and co-ordination of teaching and research across the School of Physics and the Tyndall National Institute.

Key Responsibilities

In accordance with the University’s strategic objective as a research-led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the university, the discipline and the community. The academic staff member shall teach and examine, undertake administrative duties and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the School of Physics and the Head of Photonics within the Tyndall National Institute.

Essential Criteria

  • A doctorate in Physics, or in a cognate area.
  • The ability to provide vision and leadership in the development of photonic devices and systems within the strategic frameworks of the Tyndall National Institute and the School of Physics, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science and the University; and in any other appropriate manner including through industry interaction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills commensurate with leading and supporting a large research team, and team of committed academic and administrative colleagues together with the demonstrated ability and willingness to work in a collaborative environment, including with industry partners.
  • International standing as a leading researcher and scholar in integrated photonic devices and systems, as evidenced through an outstanding contribution to its advancement through research outputs including peer reviewed publications, creative works, international awards or other appropriate forms of scholarship;
  • A track record of substantive, internationally recognised research outputs in the development and application of integrated photonic devices and systems
  • A significant research funding record in the area of integrated photonic devices and systems
  • A record of successful leadership and international recognition through research and scholarly activity within integrated photonic devices and systems, including research supervision, examining, editing and refereeing, as appropriate for the discipline.
  • Evidence of significant achievement in and commitment to excellence in research-led teaching and learning in general physics and specialist areas related to photonics, at undergraduate and postgraduate level and a willingness to both contribute to and lead in the development of the teaching programmes offered by the School of Physics
  • Evidence of a contribution to innovation in teaching and in curriculum or programme development, review, and evaluation
  • The ability to teach, inspire and supervise students, communicate ideas and concepts in a teaching and learning environment and to develop and lead postgraduate supervision to doctorate level
  • A familiarity with and willingness to use modern teaching technologies.
  • Proven senior administrative, organisational and managerial experience in a research or academic leadership position, or equivalent
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to the overall intellectual life of the University, the academic discipline and society at large.
  • An understanding of, and empathy with, the concerns of students
  • Evidence of ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • A commitment to the long-term development of the discipline.

Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of collaboration with industry leading to joint research outputs such as publications or patents and/or the successful generation of industry funding for research
  • Evidence of successful commercialisation of research outputs through significant contributions to the creation of new intellectual property, spin-out companies, technology licencing, product development or other forms of knowledge transfer
  • Evidence of participation in relevant academic and professional associations/ bodies as appropriate.

The current remuneration is as detailed below. The appointment to the post of Professor/Professor (Scale 2) will be made on the following salary scales:

Professor Salary Scale: €132,302 - €167,261 Or Professor (Scale 2) Salary Scale: €111,794 - €131,296  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

More information on UCC Futures - Quantum and Photonics can be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/futures/quantumandphotonics/

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