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Assistant Professor in Security Studies (two posts)

Dublin City University - School of Law and Government

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: £39,123 to £83,039
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th February 2019
Closes: 26th February 2019

Fixed-term contracts of up to 3 years


Dublin City University ( is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit.  DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career. 

The School of Law and Government:

The School of Law and Government is a research-intensive school with a range of programmes at BA, MA, and PhD level. The School teaches a BA in International Relations, an interdisciplinary degree in ‘Economics, Politics and Law’, and offers Politics on the university’s Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) programme. It offers seven taught postgraduate programmes, including the MA in International Security and Conflict Studies and the International Master in Security, Intelligence, and Strategic Studies, delivered jointly with the University of Glasgow and Charles University.The School has over forty research students and offers a structured PhD in Politics and International Relations.

The School of Law and Government now intends to appoint two new Assistant Professors in Security Studies, to begin on 1 September 2019.The successful candidates will be expected to play a role in the development and delivery of the School’s taught programmes and in the identification and delivery of new programmes in their specialist area. The School offers excellent opportunities for candidates to teach within their own area of research specialisation and to supervise PhD candidates. The School is committed to high quality research, expects its staff to publish regularly in leading journals and supports its staff in such work. We have led research programmes supported by the Irish Research Council, the EU and other national and international funders.

Skills and Experience

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level and must have completed a doctoral qualification in politics or international relations with a relevant focus for this role. The successful candidates will have experience of university teaching at lecturer/assistant professor level on a full-time basis, will be able to convincingly demonstrate a strong commitment to academic research and will have a track-record of international peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidates should be capable of working in a team and contributing to developing the teaching and research agenda within the School, as well as supporting the School’s fund-raising activities through grant applications.  One of the successful candidates must be able to teach intelligence studies at postgraduate level and that may be a factor in short-listing and selection.

Informal Enquiries to:

Professor Iain McMenamin, Head of School of Law and Government

E-mail: iain.mcmenamin; Tel. +353 1 700 8072

Further information:

More information on the School, including specific areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at:

Salary Scales:

Assistant Professor above bar: €52,188 - €83,039.

Assistant Professor below bar:  €39,123 - €53,784.

* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Assistant Professor Above Bar or Assistant Professor Below Bar salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 26th February 2019

Application Procedure:

Application details are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to or by Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer

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