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Assistant Professor in Political Science and Qualitative Methods

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

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €37,960 to €92,187 or £33,017.46 to £80,183.88 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th January 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: 037099
 

Post status: 5 year fixed term, tenure track

Location: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale (109BN) commensurate with qualifications / experience and in line with Public Sector Pay Policy [€37,960 to €92,187 per annum] www.tcd.ie/hr/assets/pdf/monthly-academic.pdf

Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below:

www.tcd.ie/hr/assets/pdf/academic-hours-public-service-agreement.pdf

Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time), 4th March 2024

Post Summary

The Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Qualitative Methods, to commence on 1st September 2024. This is a tenure-track position.

The School wishes to make the appointment in the area of Political Science and Qualitative Methods. The area of specialization is open, but the preferred candidate should be able to teach modules in qualitative research methods (including case studies, process tracing, and interviews). The preferred candidate 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 normal teaching load for an Assistant Professor in the department would be four semester-length modules per year. A single semester-length module normally requires 22 hours of FTF teaching. Assistant professors are also expected to do a certain amount of postgraduate research supervision and to contribute to the administration of the programme and/or the department more generally.

Person Requirements

Qualifications

  • An excellent academic record and have completed or be close to completion of a PhD in political science.

Application Information

Candidates must submit the application by e-recruitment:

  1. Full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees.
  2. Cover letter – 2 x A4 pages maximum.
  3. Teaching statement (summarizing teaching experience and approach – 2xA4 pages maximum).
  4. Materials in support of demonstrating teaching experience and excellence, such as student evaluations of modules taught, teaching awards, etc, where available.
  5. List of publications (but no need to include the publications themselves).
  6. Writing Sample
  7. Research plan (summarizing research to be carried out in the next three years– 2xA4 pages maximum)

Please Note:

  • Candidates who do not submit all of this information may not be considered for shortlisting

Please visit click on the 'Apply' button above to view a full job description and to apply.

URL Link to Human Resources www.tcd.ie/hr.

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities, and applicants with disabilities.

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