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Lecturer Above the Bar in Children's Studies

University of Galway

Location: Galway - Ireland
Salary: €64,327 to €83,068 or £55,775.63 to £72,025.27 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2022
Closes: 5th January 2023

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent appointment as a Lecturer Above the Bar in Children’s Studies at the University of Galway from the 1st June 2023.

Children's Studies at the University of Galway is a highly innovative, interdisciplinary, child-centred area of teaching and research that looks at children and childhood from a holistic perspective. It draws on a broad range of disciplines, including children's literature and culture, the creative arts, education, psychology, drama, law and human-rights, history, health, geography, and sociology, with the aim of providing students with a broad knowledge base and appreciation of the social, cultural and legal frameworks in which childhood is constructed.

The Discipline of Children’s Studies is located in the School of Education and offers two undergraduate programmes in Children’s Studies: the BA with Children’s Studies, taken to degree level with two Arts subjects, and the denominated BA in Children’s Studies.  We also offer a postgraduate degree, the MSc in Adolescent Health. National and international demand for the BA with Children's Studies has risen consistently since the first programme came on stream in September, 2008. The BA in Children’s Studies was launched in 2016, and there are currently over 400 students enrolled across both programmes at undergraduate level.

The current appointment is in the area of Child and Society. Candidates will have a PhD in Sociology of Childhood or a cognate discipline with a demonstrable focus on the Sociology of Childhood. The appointee must also have relevant prior teaching and administrative experience at third level in an area relevant to child law and policy, and have a record of child-centred research, commensurate with Lecturer Above the Bar. The appointee with contribute to teaching on all undergraduate years of the Children’s Studies programmes, and contribute to the development and delivery of taught postgraduate modules. The appointee will undertake administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the programmes, such as module, year and programme coordination, and Erasmus/placement coordination.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Michal Molcho

email: michal.molcho@universityofgalway.ie

telephone: +353 (0)91 493668

Additional information on the School of Education is available at http://www.universityofgalway.ie/education/

Salary: At Lecturer Above the Bar level 

€64,327 to €83,068 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011). This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Above the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy.

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, Thursday, 5th January 2023.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting will apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details at www.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.universityofgalway.ie/about-us/jobs/

Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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