Experienced Researcher
Technological Education – HEA Performance

Fixed Term – 2 Years

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest – Athlone Campus

This post will be primarily based at the location specified above, but from time to time may require attendance at any of the TUS campuses.

The creation of Technological Universities recognises the importance of applied education that spans NFQ levels 6 to 10 and is committed to increased access, progression, and retention of a diverse learner population. As such there is a need to define the breadth and depth of impact that TUS makes to the socio-economic landscape of its region, nationally and internationally.

The Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest is committed to developing its research impact, its research ecosystem, and supporting staff engagement with research activity. This requires in-depth research and discovery to identify, develop and capture the relevant metrics, measurements, and research outputs that TUS will measure that capture comprehensive indicators of impact.

The area of research measurement is complex. It encompasses established measurements that are traditional bibliometrics (including H-indexes, Impact Factors, SCOPUS scores, etc.) as well as alternative metrics such as Altmetrics, Google, RG Indexes and Research Narratives. Significantly for TUS: industry engagement, value for money, job creation, job retention, volume of project, repeat business, funding secured etc. are critical measures. The breadth of subject areas within TUS also vary in the approach and weighting of measurement of research outputs and the application of research measurement tools needs to reflect the broad subject areas for the Technological University sector. There is no standard research measurement that would be applicable to all areas, so investigation to the most appropriate impact recognition systems needs to be researched and developed to ensure meaningful utility for TUS. It is envisioned that the Research outputs are to contribute to overall TUS research strategy

Evidence based decision making in relation to the Strategic Planning of Research activities, research management and measurement is required across all areas of TUS. The post holder will also need to provide information on the options to develop institutional research profiling, ideally aggregated from the respective individual profiles, groups, departments, centres, institutes, and faculties.

A comprehensive knowledge of the national and international research landscape, the identification of key research bodies and University links should be explored and developed into a comprehensive centralise resource, that supports best practices for collaboration nationally and internationally and specifically with RUN-EU partners.

Full job description – Experienced Researcher

Closing date is October 10th by 13:00- apply via TUS Website (Vacancies)


Technological University of the Shannon

Midlands Midwest
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