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Lecturer in Sustainability and Education

University of Galway

Location: Galway - Ireland
Salary: €58,917 to €93,991 or £51,245.77 to £81,753 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 18th January 2024

Applications are invited for appointment to a full-time post as Lecturer in Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development on a 5-year fixed-term contract.

Sustainability is at the heart of the university’s Strategic Plan, it is one of our core values, and engagement with the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) is a priority actions. Led by the Sustainability Office and the Community and University Sustainability Partnership (CUSP), sustainability is embedded in our culture, teaching, research, operational policies and governance structures. In line with the National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development and building on previous and existing work across the institution, we aim to provide opportunities for all to learn about sustainability and be part of the change process as we transition to a sustainable campus.

Funded under the SATLE (Strategic Alignment of Teaching & Learning Enhancement) scheme of Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, we are seeking to fill a new full-time lectureship on a special purpose (5-year) contract. The successful appointee will be at the heart of driving our academic and operational commitments in this broad area. They will work collaboratively with two of our Colleges: the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences. Another similar post has recently been filled which is aligned with the university’s other two colleges (Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, and Business, Public Policy and Law). They will be a member of staff of the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT), working in close partnership with the Sustainability Office and CUSP team.

The successful candidate will work with academic and professional support colleagues to ensure that the SDGs, sustainability, the climate emergency, and related environmental issues are addressed across all of our degree programmes, undergraduate and postgraduate, and that our staff (academic and professional support) are provided with professional development in these topics as well as in aspects of appropriate (and innovative) pedagogical approaches. They will also be expected to engage in research and scholarship in relevant areas (e.g. sustainability in the curriculum, application of the SDGs, etc.).

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Deputy President and Registrar, Email dpr@universityofgalway.ie +353 (0)91 492121

Salary: €58,917 to 93,991 pro rata p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the University’s Remuneration policy.

(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 18 January 2024.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Appointments will be conditional on work validation.

Further details are available at www.dbei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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