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Assistant Professor / Lecturer

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth - School of Law and Criminology

Location: Maynooth - Ireland
Salary: €38,659 to €95,425 or £33,625.44 to £83,000.28 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 027241

Temporary Contract Post up to 31st August 2025

Assistant Professor / Lecturer (2023) Salary Scale: €60,261– €95,425 p.a. (7 points)

Assistant Lecturer (2023) Salary Scale: €38,659 – €67,002 p.a. (14 points)

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 an excellent academic to join our staff as an Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Law on a temporary contract up to 31st August 2025. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research, and publication, appropriate to career stage. The successful applicant will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the School, and to undertake teaching duties on the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Masters’ and PhD students.

Applications are welcome from those with expertise in all areas of law. Areas of law in which we have specific teaching needs or in which we wish to deepen our current strengths for the duration of this contract include but are not limited to: Business Law; Child and Family Law; Company Law; Contract Law; Gender, Sexuality and Law; International Human Rights Law; Mediation/Negotiation/ADR; and/or Legal Writing and Advocacy/Mooting (though candidates with other areas of expertise in law are also welcome to apply).

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy, including affiliating to the University’s Research Institutes and the School’s Research Centres, 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. 

Principal Duties

Teaching:

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching duties are assigned by the Head of School. 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 new courses.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see reference number 027241 on the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

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