Academic Vacancies in CS

Academic Job Opportunities in Computer Science – June/July 2022

The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to recruit excellent candidates for up to 5 new academic posts at Lecturer Above the Bar level in the School of Computer Science.   

For these vacancies, the School of Computer Science strongly encourages applications from female candidates and members of under-represented groups. The School welcomes applicants with national and international backgrounds. The School and NUI Galway are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and student body. 

The posts are: 

To apply, go to, click on Academic Vacancies, and search by the reference number above.  

NUI Galway, which was founded in 1845, is a publicly funded research-led university and is counted among the Top 300 universities in the world, positioned in the top 2% in QS global rankings. In the 2022 Times Higher Education world university rankings by subject, Computer Science at NUI Galway is ranked joint first in Ireland. NUI Galway holds a strong international reputation in Computer Science research and in translating this research into well-recognised teaching programmes. 

Academics in the School of Computer Science have a strong track record of research in topics including artificial intelligence; machine learning; data visualisation; data science; natural language processing; system modelling and simulation; games and digital media; cybersecurity; software engineering; and networking. The School also includes members of the Data Science Institute (DSI) and the associated Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics, which has a strong international reputation in data analytics. 

For the permanent posts (ref. 009490), applications are specifically invited from candidates who can demonstrate a world-class research profile, or its potential from excellent industry experience, as well as teaching expertise in one or more of the following specialisms: 

(A) Cloud Computing; 
(B) Software Engineering; 
(C) Cyber Security; 
(D) Data Science;  
(E) Machine Learning. 

For the 3-year specific purpose posts (ref. 009548), the specific specialisms are as follows: 

(A) Cyber Security;  
(B) Cloud Computing / Networking;
(C) Data Analytics / Data Science;
(D) Human-Computer Interaction

Research contribution is of fundamental importance for these posts. The appointees must be capable of acting as scientific investigators on large-scale projects and will be expected to provide leadership to the members of their research group. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Michael Madden, Chair of School of Computer Science (email, phone+353-91-493797) or Ms Deirdre King, School Administrator of Computer Science (email, phone +353-91-493259).  

Please see the following website for additional information about the School of Computer Science in NUI Galway:   

NUI Galway is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze award. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and work to support an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment. 

We are committed to supporting all staff through a comprehensive suite of flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. Further information on equality at NUI Galway can be found at: 

The School of Computer Science is deeply committed to making real and lasting changes to career development in supporting and advancing women in computer science. This includes attracting more women into computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supporting the career development of all staff.