|Location:||Maynooth - Ireland|
|Salary:||€37,909 to €66,012 or £32,660.99 to £56,873.50 (converted salary*) Assistant Lecturer (2023) Salary Scale, per annum (14 points) Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions|
|Placed On:||20th September 2023|
|Closes:||16th October 2023|
Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of an outstanding education, and excellent research and scholarship are interlinked and equally valued.
We are seeking an excellent academic with a professional pedigree to join our staff as an Assistant Lecturer in Product Design. The person appointed will have a proven record of professional Product Design practice, teaching and research appropriate to career stage. They will be expected to maintain existing industry relationships and develop new links and opportunities for students and knowledge exchange, domestically and internationally. As a member of the teaching team the appointee will be expected to contribute to an excellent student learning experience, including assessment and placements. You will contribute flexibly to development of our education programmes in response to changes in market demand, industry needs, and research informed best practices.
The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile that supports the University’s research mission, through academic publications in the field of Product Design and have a strong understanding of the changing commercial and academic landscape that now embraces sustainability, UX and Strategic Design. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance, and generate publications of international standard.
The BSc Product Design & Innovation Course
Students on our 4-year course learn to harness their creative, artistic, and problem-solving skills by gaining an understanding of technology and materials, and a sensitive awareness of human needs and behaviour through user-centred design. They learn to combine these abilities to create products that satisfy, even delight, users, while acquiring an understanding of Product Design from both an engineering and a marketing point of view.
The course is highly practical, with an emphasis on project-based learning, workshops, laboratory sessions, and group work. A six-month, full-time, work experience placement in a relevant employment setting ensures that knowledge gained through coursework is consolidated into real-life experience.
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching duties that are assigned by the Head of the Department and or Dean. The duties will include:
For further details including full comprehensive job description please see reference number 024921 on the Maynooth University vacancies page by clicking the 'Apply' button, above.
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