Professor in Data Science


Research Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise
Creative Computing Institute
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Professor A
£61,945 - £99,972 per annum


Full time - 37 hours per week

27 February 2023 10:00

The opportunity

The UAL Creative Computing Institute is seeking to appoint a Professor to play a pivotal role in delivering and developing the research agenda in our creative and interdisciplinary Institute within Europe’s largest provider of creative education. Working closely with the Dean and Senior CCI research staff, the post holder will develop and deliver a credible interdisciplinary and integrated research programme for the Institute in an area of data science. An articulation of how your research profile contributes to the ambitions of the CCI will be expected within your application statement.

As a professor, you will also be required to contribute annually to the Institute’s social mission under one of its three pillars of; Digital Inclusion; Diversity in Technology; Digital Entrepreneurship. You will be a present, engaged and active member of the community for both staff and students.

Within UAL, Professors are required to exemplify academic leadership and have a strategic role in the development of the University’s research. Professors will produce research outputs that are internationally excellent and have a record of developing external collaborations of strategic importance. The post-holder will develop their research and practice within the research aims and remit of the University of the Arts, through work in the field of Creative Computing at the UAL Institute for Creative Computing. They will develop and lead research projects and significantly contribute to the academic research profile and activities of the University.

The post-holder will take a leading role in their appointed field of research and evidence involvement at a senior level with relevant professional bodies or learned societies. They will also plan and initiate the writing of external funding bids as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator and have a record of acquiring significant external funding. Professors are expected to act as Directors of Study and/or supervisors to research degree students as appropriate to their workload.

About you

You possess excellent communication and organisational skills and have a track record internationally excellent research and are keen to work with others as part of a team and develop more junior colleagues.

You have a progressive vision of computing and data science education that strongly relates to the STEM/arts context within the CCI. 

You have a track record of publishing in benchmark ACM and other venues in relevant areas and having a range of creative industries applicable outputs will be an advantage.

You have significant experience of research informed teaching and undergraduate and postgraduate level, and you have PhD completions as director of studies or equivalent.

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via email at or 020 7514 2965. 

What we offer


We are UAL

University of the Arts London is a world top-two University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape the creative industries worldwide. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.  

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.  

The UAL Creative Computing Institute at the University of the Arts London supports interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge exchange at the intersection of creativity and computational technologies. We are a progressive Arts STEM academic community engaged in world-class research for, and beyond, the creative industries.  


Our culture


This opportunity is closed to applications.