Lecturer Below The Bar, School Of Natural Sciences (Climate Change, Agriculture And Food Security)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). The Lecturer will have primary responsibilities for coordinating, lecturing, supervising research and driving growth, impact and international reputation of (a) the inter-disciplinary 1 year Masters degree in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS) in collaboration with the global CCAFS program (https://ccafs.cgiar.org) and other partners; (b) the inter-disciplinary 2 year Masters degree in Climate Change, Agriculture and Transitions (MScACT) in collaboration with five EU universities and other partners (http://master-act.eu/). The Lecturer will be located within the NUI Galway School of Natural Sciences, and associated with the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC). Candidates with inter-disciplinary research interests and experience in relation to climate change, agriculture and food security research, particularly at the international level (including in developing countries) are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the successful candidate will complement existing expertise within the MScCCAFS/MScACT programs and the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC). The successful applicant will be expected to contribute significantly to postgraduate teaching on the MScCCAFS & MScACT, teaching on the Plant & AgriBiosciences undergraduate degree pathway, and supervision and coordination of research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He or she will contribute to the administration of the MScCCAFS / MScACT programmes, including international recruitment, curriculum review and ongoing development of the MScCCAFS / MScACT programs. The successful candidate will be encouraged to lever funding to strengthen the MScCCAFS/MScACT and the PABC. The candidate should be willing to travel internationally (including to developing countries) to strengthen links with partners, and to coordinate and supervise research activities of NUI Galway MScCCAFS/MScACT students working with developing country partners. Overall, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute via the MScCCAFS/ MScACT programs to the training and research activities of the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC) within NUI Galway.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Charles Spillane, Email charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie or telephone: +353 (0)86 7963624

Additional information on the MScCCAFS, MScACT and the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC), is available at:





€36,230 to €56,782 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Fixed Term scale in line with current Government pay policy)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 3rd November 2016. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available at www.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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