Lectureship in Geographical Information Systems

University College Cork - Department of Geography, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Permanent Whole-time Post

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a lecturer in Geographical Information Systems to complement and strengthen the Department’s existing research and teaching interests. The departmental Geoinformatics research cluster is particularly active in the domains of satellite Earth Observation, GIS and the coastal zone, and cartography, and has close ties with other research groups within UCC including MaREI, the Environmental Research Institute and the Department of Archaeology. Taught Masters courses in GIS and Remote Sensing, and Coastal and Marine Management, and a Higher Diploma in GIS are key programmes within the Department in which the Geoinformatics staff participate.

The successful candidate for this lectureship will contribute to GIS teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in both face-to-face and online formats. In addition the appointee will be expected to contribute to ongoing development of the BA/BSc and MSc programmes within the Geography Department. Expertise in developing online content would be welcome.

We are seeking an active researcher, with a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and with knowledge of GIScience, numerical modelling or programming. Applicants will ideally have experience of applying for competitive funding and the potential to develop a research programme capable of attracting external funding. Preference will be given to those who complement existing research strengths in the Geography Department, with the appointed lecturer expected to take a research leadership role in the Department.

Applicants must hold a doctoral qualification in GIS or another closely related field and demonstrate a proven commitment to excellence in teaching and research in Geography.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies. The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor Don Lyons, +353 21 490-3842 or by email d.lyons@ucc.ie. For further information on UCC’s Department of Geography see www.ucc.ie/en/geography

Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €31,821 - €56,967/€62,353 - €76,942.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm on Thursday 1st December 2016 by emailing a completed application form to recruitment@ucc.ie.

CVs and handwritten forms will not be accepted.

No late applications will be accepted.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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