As part of the Irish Universities Association's recent announcement of the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI), we are delighted to share an immediate SALI vacancy with UCC’s Department of Physics and Tyndall for the following role:
Tyndall and The Department of Physics, UCC wish to appoint a permanent full-time Professor of Quantum Technology to create a world-class research program in fundamental quantum physics and/or quantum materials, devices or systems, all within the general scope of Quantum Technology.
This post is funded by the Strategic Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI), established by the Government of Ireland to address gender imbalances in key academic disciplines, including Physics. As such, this post encourages exclusivly female applicants in this cycle.
Recruitment of a SALI Professor of Quantum Technology to UCC and Tyndall is aligned with the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, and Tyndall 2025’s mission to tackle major societal challenges through advances in scientific and engineering research from atoms to systems.
Tony McMahon, Associate Director for HR and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Irish Universities Association stressed the importance of SALI in bringing about sustainable organisational change in higher education saying,
“The underrepresentation of women in our most senior academic positions is one of the most significant issues in Higher Education, and is symbolic of gender inequality in our institutions. The roll out of this second cycle of the SALI scheme represents a unique/major commitment on the part of all stakeholders to accelerate the pace with which we address this issue.”
These posts, at the most senior levels in academic career structures, will be filled though rigorous international recruitment to find stellar candidates who will inspire the next generation of talent. Measures that enable women to achieve the top academic grade will establish a larger cohort of visible women academic leaders and this role model effect will help to establish a stronger pipeline of talented women towards senior leadership in higher education.