NUI Galway secures new Professor post as part of Senior Academic Leadership Initiative

Nov 29 2021 Posted: 08:18 GMT

NUI Galway has secured approval and funding for a new Professor role under the Government's plan to improve gender balance in higher education.

The new Professor of Chemistry post is one of 10 positions announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris T.D. under Cycle 2 of the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI).

NUI Galway was approved for two posts in the first round in January 2020. 

The goal of the SALI initiative is to accelerate progress in achieving gender balance at the senior academic level in higher education institutions.

President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “Our own work on gender equality in NUI Galway is unfinished but through dedication and excellent work we are building in the right way.

“I would like to congratulate all those involved in securing posts for NUI Galway as part of the SALI initiative.

“Along with our success on receiving Athena SWAN Bronze awards earlier this year and also the €1million from Government in Performance Funding to drive the University’s strategy and improvements in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we recognise the huge endeavour and commitment to advancing equality to all our staff and students in line with our values of openness and respect.”
First launched in 2019, the Government’s SALI plan forms part of a suite of initiatives to progress gender equality in higher education, as set out in the Gender Equality Taskforce Action Plan 2018-2020.


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