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Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Social Policy

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth - Department of Applied Social Studies

Location: Kildare - Ireland
Salary: €38,659 to €95,425 or £33,625.44 to £83,000.28 (converted salary*) p.a
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 027381

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 Social Policy. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research, and publication, appropriate to career stage. They will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students. 

The successful candidate will be expected to build 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.  

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. 

Research & Scholarship: 

Building a research and scholarly profile is an essential part of an academic career. This will include: 

  • Conducting research and engaging in scholarship of quality and substance in the discipline;
  • Generating external income or securing resources to support scholarly activity as necessary;
  • Disseminating research and scholarly outcomes through, peer reviewed publication, presentation at national and international conferences, preparation of professional reports, commercialisation, or other appropriate means;
  • Affiliating with a University Research Institute, where appropriate;
  • Building research capacity;
  • Fostering links with other institutions which will benefit both research and teaching at Maynooth University;
  • Integrating research into the teaching curriculum;
  • Supervising research students and post-doctoral fellows. 

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see reference number 027381 on the Maynooth University vacancies page, by clicking the 'Apply' button

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