Position as Director of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) at the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Director of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI)

The University of Exeter is one of the best universities in the world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Britain’s top research-intensive universities, having ranked among the top 150 universities in the world and the top 15 UK universities in prestigious global and national rankings. Our success is built on strong foundations of leadership, governance and management, and a top-notch partnership with our students.

Launched in October 2021, our new 2030 Strategy aims to use our outstanding education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision will continually drive us forward to make a difference for people, our communities, our partners and the world around us.

Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI)

The Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) at the University of Exeter provides a hub for data-intensive science and artificial intelligence (AI) activities. The Institute’s vision is to develop new approaches to querying and understanding data, and then to innovatively apply these cutting-edge data science methodologies to a multitude of questions in modern society.

IDSAI is a truly interdisciplinary institute, seeking to harness rapid advances in computing power, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science to connect interdisciplinary researchers from all faculties, departments and Exeter Institutes, to conduct exciting new research and tackle some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The university is a partner of the Alan Turing National Institute, allowing it to contribute to and benefit from the very latest developments in data science and artificial intelligence.

We are seeking to appoint a new Director, to provide the continued academic and managerial direction of IDSAI. This appointment is a unique opportunity for an outstanding and visionary researcher to join the University of Exeter and contribute to the development and delivery of an ambitious research and translation programme. The new Director will have the opportunity to help shape the Institute’s strategic direction and further develop the University’s growing profile in the field of data science and artificial intelligence.

About you

The director should be a leading international authority in one or more fields related to data science or artificial intelligence. They will possess in-depth knowledge of their specialty to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the field. The successful candidate will have an exceptional record of innovative research and publications as well as the ability to attract major research funding, lead and inspire colleagues and students, and build on the growing profile of the University in the field of data science and artificial intelligence. They will show an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity within an organization and a commitment to help create an inclusive culture.

How to register

For more details on the appointment, including additional information on the job description, person specifications and how to apply, please visit:
https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ citing reference 6163.

For all informal enquiries, please contact Tom Mellor at [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7340 6234.

The deadline for applications is 9am GMT on Friday 9th December.

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