University of Galway, in partnership with Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland’s national foundation for investment in science and engineering research, is seeking to recruit research leaders in targeted areas aligned to University of Galway’s Strategy (2020-2025), which will enhance University of Galway’s and Ireland’s reputation as a global leader in scientific and engineering research, discovery and innovation.  You can learn about University of Galway’s research strengths and priority research areas here.    

The appointment of the Research Leader is dependent on success within the SFI Research Professorship Programme or the SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Programme.  These flagship recruitment programmes are open to research leaders of international standing, at various career stages, in the following University of Galway priority thematic areas:

•    Enhancing policy and society
•    Enriching creativity and culture
•    Improving health and wellbeing
•    Realising potential through data and enabling technologies
•    Sustaining our planet and people

Sustaining our Planet & People

Sustaining our Planet & People encompasses the areas of (a) climate action, (b) clean energy, (c) ocean, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, (d) sustainable bioeconomy and (e) One Health.

For further information contact (Dean of College of Science & Engineering) and (Director of Ryan Institute)

University of Galway invites Expressions of Interest from world-class researchers to assume leadership positions in the above thematic area.  If you believe you can inspire and build research excellence with impact in a well-resourced research environment, University of Galway would like to hear from you.

Please click here to download the Expression of Interest form.  Completed Expressions of Interest should be emailed to  At present this opportunity is open on a rolling basis and applications will be considered on a quarterly basis.