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Lecturer in Education (English as an Additional Language)

University College Cork - College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Location: Cork - Ireland
Salary: €33,481 to €83,096
£29,778.03 to £73,905.67 converted salary* - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2019
Closes: 24th September 2019
Job Ref: 037491

Specific purpose whole time post

(anticipated duration of 3 years)

UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Education within the School of Education, specialising in the area of English as an Additional Language (EAL).  Reporting to the Head of School, the successful candidate will hold a doctorate or equivalent in Education or cognate area (or evidence of adequate advance towards this) and a teaching qualification recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. S/he will demonstrate a broad curricular understanding of the Education sector and provide evidence of at least 5 years teaching experience in the Irish school system, with expertise and experience in the English as an Additional Language (EAL) area, as well as in the school subject and curricular areas supported by the School of Education, UCC.  In addition, the successful candidate will have experience in the initial education of teachers and will demonstrate how their competence and expertise in the English as an Additional Language (EAL) area can contribute to and extend the suite of programmes offered by the School of Education, including how s/he might best support the tutoring of student teachers on school placement.

Evidence of research expertise in the English as an Additional Language (EAL) area as well as in the discipline of education generally and contribution to the broader field of education would also be requisite for appointment to the post.  

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check will form part of the selection process.

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

Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar Salary Scale, €33,481 – €59,132 (Scale B); €35,321 - €56,267 (Scale A); OR Lecturer Above the Bar Salary Scale, €64,627 - €83,096 (Scale B); €61,487 - €79,068 (Scale A).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Brian Murphy, Senior Lecturer, School of Education on Email: Further information on the School of Education is available on

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 24th September 2019

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 on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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