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Lecturer in Science Education

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth - Department of Education

Location: Maynooth - Ireland
Salary: €33,148 to €82,267
£29,481.86 to £73,168.35 converted salary* p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 30th September 2018
Job Ref: 001281

The Maynooth University (National University of Ireland Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with approximately 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of Education
Lecturer in Science Education

The Maynooth University Department of Education is a dynamic and growing department committed to developing innovative educational ideas, school-university partnerships, and close links with the community. It has 14 full-time staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to approximately 900 students, based on its research strengths in: Pedagogy and Innovative Educational Practice; Identity, Social Justice and Inclusion in Education; Human Development and Wellbeing. It offers Initial Teacher Education for post-primary teachers through the Professional Master of Education, the Bachelor of Science with Education, and the Bachelor of Mathematics with Education. Its postgraduate offerings focus on professional programmes in Leadership and School Guidance and Counselling, as well as offering a range of M.Ed. options and a PhD programme. It is home to the TL21 Research & Professional Development Programme, and to the cross-departmental Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. The Department is also a co-founder of the new Research Centre on Public Education and Pedagogy. The Department is seeking to recruit a number of academic posts in the near future to build on its reputation and increase its capacity for growth at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Science Education. We particularly encourage applications from those whose research focuses on developments in Science Education in one or more of the following areas: sustainability, the environment, technology, and assessment.

The preferred candidate will be able to conduct innovative research in school-based and community contexts, and demonstrate a commitment to conducting national and international research. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research, and publication, appropriate to career stage. S/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department, undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students, and work collaboratively in supporting the collegial work of the Department. S/he will also be expected to assume the administrative duties of course leader for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematics with Education programmes.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

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