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Professor of Data Science/Visualization

Requisition ID:  20041

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  29-Jul-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Closing date:  23 September 2022


Applications are invited for a Professor of Data Science/Visualization at Newcastle University. The University has a strong group of data science researchers, including those working on new methods in Computing and Statistics, along with collaborators in Science, Engineering, Healthcare and the Humanities who are applying these methods to transform their work. Examples include analysing and visualising data from the word’s largest collection of open civic data – the Urban Observatory – and from Europe-wide digital healthcare programmes.

New opportunities for Newcastle data science researchers are created as we are a partner in The Alan Turing Institute, and also host the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Data. 

Data Science is one of the University’s 5 main research themes, and it is currently investing heavily in growing this area of activity. Researchers across Newcastle recognise visualisation as a key field within data science, and it is one we wish to develop.

You will be an outstanding computer scientist with an excellent track record of research leadership in visualization. The proven ability to collaborate with researchers in other disciplines is also essential.

As well as being a leading researcher, with a strong publication track record, you will have great teaching experience, as well as a track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Newcastle has a range of data science programmes at undergraduate, MSc and PhD level and visualisation is a core part of our data science teaching.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact the Head of School, Professor Graham Morgan at 


Interviews are scheduled for 17 October 2022


To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here



The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 20041