Faculty Position at the Cyprus Institute with Specialization in Computation-based Science and Technology (ref. no. CYI_FP_23_05)

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.
The Cyprus Institute (CyI) invites applications for a new faculty member at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the broader area of computational science and technology. This is a well-established research area at CyI, and it includes experts in Machine Learning, Computational Modeling, and High-Performance Computing.
The selected faculty applicant will enhance the competencies of the Institute in applied data science, and in particular in “big data” analytics, data mining, and information/knowledge retrieval. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in applying these areas in scientific and engineering areas, and with experience in the utilization of advanced computing technologies such as HPC and/or cloud computing.
Priority in consideration for hiring will be given to the highest rank where qualified applicants are identified. Applicants should specify for which ranks they want to be considered.
The selected applicant will implement and advance the research agenda of the Institute in general and of CaSToRC in particular in close collaboration with faculty, research staff and the leadership of CyI. As a faculty member, an aptitude and/or experience in mentoring and teaching Doctoral and Master’s students is necessary as the successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the Institute’s graduate program. The candidate will work in Cyprus and will be offered a tenured or tenure-track position and an attractive salary and benefits package depending on the level of experience.
Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:
The new faculty member will contribute in shaping the Institute’s research agenda by:
1. Developing and implementing strategies appropriate to the Institute’s mission.
2. Mentoring, educating and providing research guidance to graduate students;
3. Developing and expanding the Institute’s research, innovation and educational activities;
4. Developing a world-class research program in applied data science, and in particular in “big data” analytics, data mining, and information/knowledge retrieval.
5. Assisting in building a transdisciplinary research environment and collaborations with other research areas where the aforementioned fields are applicable;
6. Securing financial and other resources from national and international sources;
7. Initiating and sustaining high-level collaborative projects with leading research institutions that conduct research in areas related to his/her respective fields;
8. Contributing to the development and implementation of facilities appropriate to the research of The Cyprus Institute;
9. Communicating the results and implications of research conducted in CaSToRC and The Institute at all levels, including academic, popular, and policy-related.
Required Qualifications
1. Doctoral Degree in Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Engineering or any other relevant field.
2. Proven research and academic record of international standing.
3. Teaching and postgraduate training record appropriate for the rank the candidate is applying for.
4. A minimum of three years of post-doctoral research experience or equivalent in relevant fields of research is required for the rank of Assistant Professor. For the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor a minimum requirement of five and seven years, respectively, of relevant experience is required.
5. Experience in mentoring and teaching graduate students depending on the rank they are applying for (an absolute requirement for the Associate Professor and Professor rank)
6. Proficiency in spoken and written English.
7. Excellent interpersonal and management skills

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications and a list of four (4) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Ms Christiana Melodias (head.hr@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.