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Assistant Professors in Political Science and Data Science

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin - Department of Political Science - School of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €35,509 to €86,247 or £32,318.16 to £78,496.84 (converted salary*) - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd December 2020
Closes: 20th January 2021
Job Ref: 034769

Post Summary

Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 to €86,247 per annum]. Appointment will be made no higher than point 8 (i.e. €50,410).

The Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint two Assistant Professors in Political Science and Data Science, to commence on 1st September 2021.

The School wishes to make appointments in the area of Political Science and Data Science. The area of specialism is open, but the Department has a preference for applicants active in research on applied machine learning and data science in the social sciences. Proficiency in programming in Python and/or R is expected. Desirable skills also include network analysis, statistical forecasting, image processing, and/or quantitative text analysis.

The preferred candidates must also be able to teach courses in substantive areas of politics (e.g., comparative politics, international relations, political communication) of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The ideal candidates will have an approach to research that complements the Department of Political Science’s existing strengths in comparative and institutional analysis. The Department is seeking to appoint individuals with vision and enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to the vital roles of teaching, research and administration. Appointments will be made to either a three-year or to a four-year position.

Further Information Candidates wishing to discuss the post informally should contact: Professor William Phelan, Head of Department of Political Science (

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