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Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Anthropology (Permanent)

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth - Department of Anthropology

Location: Maynooth - Ireland
Salary: €38,649 to €95,425 or £33,616.75 to £83,000.28 (converted salary*) - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th November 2023
Closes: 28th January 2024
Job Ref: 026541

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking to recruit an excellent socio-cultural anthropologist with ethnographic fieldwork expertise in Africa or countries designated as a partner by the Government of Ireland and Irish Aid that would complement the existing teaching and research strengths of the Department of Anthropology. While we will consider any sub-disciplinary expertise, we are interested in areas of innovation in anthropological inquiry, including nature, science, and climate crises, food and agriculture systems, linguistic anthropology, critical data studies, migration, heritage, and comparative religion. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching excellence, and a record of excellent research and publication appropriate to career stage.

The person appointed will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate, postgraduate, and interdisciplinary programmes, together with the supervision of Masters and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to have a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance, and generate publications of international standard.

Assistant Professor / Lecturer (2023) Salary Scale: €60,261 – €95,425 p.a. (7 points)
Assistant Lecturer (2023) Salary Scale: €38,649 - €67,002 p.a. (14 points)
Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Principal duties

Teaching:

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching duties are assigned by the Head of the Department. The duties will include:

  • Teaching and assessing students at undergraduate level. This may include lecturing, tutoring, leading practical learning activities, project supervision, and setting, supervising and grading assessments;
  • Teaching, supervising and assessing postgraduate students, including lecturing, leading seminars and other learning activities, supervision of student research activities, and setting, supervising and grading assessments;
  • Enhancing and innovating in teaching and assessment practice;
  • Contributing as required, to the assurance and enhancement of teaching quality;
  • Outreach and promotional activities and the recruitment and selection of undergraduate and post-graduate students;
  • Developing and enhancing the curriculum;
  • Designing and delivering of new courses.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see reference number 026541 on the Maynooth University vacancies page at: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

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