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Ad Astra Fellows

University College Dublin

University College Dublin is in a phase of intense development, and the UCD Ad Astra Fellowship scheme provides an opportunity for high-potential early-stage academics to come on an exciting journey with us.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent across all disciplines to come and be a part of Ireland’s Global University.  We are expanding our faculty numbers which allows us to introduce exciting new pedagogical approaches that will prepare our graduates for a future society transformed by the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Already the biggest producer of research output in Ireland, our ambition is to be known around the world as an excellent research-intensive university, where a suite of strong disciplines forms the foundation for high quality interdisciplinary research, scholarship and innovation. Through this combination of world-leading disciplinary and interdisciplinary research we will vigorously tackle significant global issues and challenges, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

If you share our values of excellence, creativity, integrity, collegiality, engagement and diversity, and want to build your career in an ambitious research-intensive university in one of Europe’s most vibrant, friendly, cosmopolitan and connected cities, please grasp this opportunity to join us.

  • Ad Astra Fellows will be appointed at the first salary point of Assistant Professor/Lecturer Above-the-Bar pay scale.
  • The initial term will be five years with the possibility of permanency after a four-year review of performance against targets set at commencement.
  • Ad Astra Fellows will have a reduced teaching load for up to three years.
  • Appointees will receive research support for the first five years, which will normally consist of a PhD student scholarship and a budget for research costs of €5000 per annum.
  • Relocation expenses will be paid in accordance with the UCD Relocation Policy up to €4500.

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Closing date for applications 22 April 2019

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: Assistant Professor/Lecturer Above-the-Bar pay scale
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 22nd April 2019
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