Trinity College
Trinity College in Dublin

Trinity on the hunt for 40 new assistant professors

16 Oct 2015

Trinity College will start searching for 40 new associate professors next month as it’s new five-year strategic plan gets into full swing.

A total of €16m has been set aside to recruit the new ‘Ussher’ academics, named after James Ussher, often referred to as Trinity’s first scholar – the roles begin in September next year.

It is the second time that Trinity has created a distinct set of professorships with the Ussher name to foster young academics. The latest wave of professorships reflects the success of the first programme.

“The recruitment of these new posts across the university will build academic capacity to develop new educational programmes,” said Professor Linda Hogan, chair of the recruitment process, vice-provost and chief academic officer.

“We have identified the posts most crucial to executing our mission, and attracting talented people from around the world who will foster global engagement in education and research.”

The areas that the 40 positions cover will be (deep breath):

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

  • Sonic arts
  • Children’s literature
  • Medieval and early modern literature
  • Medieval history
  • Environmental history
  • Information technology law
  • Literary translation
  • Irish speech and language technology
  • Abrahamic religions
  • Development economics
  • Global politics
  • Early modern philosophy

Faculty of Health Sciences 

  • Ageing
  • Genomics
  • Vascular biology
  • Translation oncology radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Translational nanomedicine
  • Digital integrated health
  • Intellectual disability nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry of nanocarrier drug delivery systems

Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science 

  • Immunometabolis
  • Molecular therapeutics
  • Chemical energy system
  • Future cities – IoT
  • Future networks
  • Content analytics and semantic modelling
  • Software in high performance embedded computing
  • Data science
  • Biomedical engineering (next generation medicinal devices)
  • Energy and sustainable international development
  • Energy systems for smart cities
  • Media signal processing
  • Genome analysis
  • Number theory and cryptography
  • Numerical analytics
  • Smart and sustainable urbanism
  • Nanominerology
  • Science of energy
  • Ultramicroscopy

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