Assistant Professor in Music Education

Dublin, Ireland
€39,123 - €83,039
Apr 05, 2019
End of advertisement period
Apr 17, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

DCU Institute of Education

School of Arts Education and Movement


The DCU Institute of Education is the newest faculty of Dublin City University. It is based in a €70 million purpose built facility on the DCU St Patrick’s Campus in Drumcondra in Dublin. Established in 2016 as Ireland’s first University faculty of Education, it has a staff of more than 130 full-time academics and a student body in excess of 4,000.

The Institute brings together students of education across all sectors from early childhood, to primary and post-primary and further and higher education. As well as providing a range of undergraduate programmes in education, the Institute offers a rich menu of taught and research-based post-graduate programmes, at doctoral, masters, diploma and certificate levels.

As a centre of expertise and excellence in teacher education and education more generally, the Institute hosts a range of research centres in key areas of priority and has an ambitious and growing programme of research. With internationally-recognised experts in education policy, inclusive and special education, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment, literacy, evaluation and teacher education, the Institute provides a dynamic learning and working environment. Staff can expect to encounter opportunities for multi-disciplinary work, not just in the Institute, but across the University. As one of the world’s leading young Universities, DCU has established its fifth and newest faculty out of a conviction that studies and research in education and the preparation and support of teachers are central to the transformation of lives and communities.

Committed to academic excellence and innovation, the DCU Institute of Education is confident its students and staff, and its graduates can flourish and lead in the challenging and complex contexts of 21st century education.

School of Arts Education and Movement

The School of Arts Education and Movement is one of the six schools within the DCU Institute of Education. The School is made up of a dynamic and unique group of scholars, researchers and teacher educators working together in collaboration and whose academic interests span teacher education, physical education, music education, drama education, art education and arts education generally, as well as a range of other interdisciplinary dimensions including creativity, inclusion, wellbeing and technology.

Assistant Professor in Music Education

The School of Arts Education and Movement is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor in Music Education to join its music education team in a permanent capacity with a start date of 1st September 2019.

Applicants for the position must hold postgraduate qualifications in music education, preferably at doctoral level, and have at least 3 years teaching experience in music education at primary and university level. Knowledge and experience of the field of continuing professional development of teacher education in Ireland is also essential, preferably at primary level. The position is subject to the candidate being Garda Vetted.

The post will comprise a range of responsibilities, including but not limited to, the following:


The successful candidate will be required to contribute significantly to teaching, assessment and administration and development of existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Arts Education and Movement. In addition to teaching modules in Music Education, and research based modules, the teaching workload will include module design, delivery and assessment. The teaching load is significant given the large numbers of students enrolled in the undergraduate programmes. School placement, including its attendant duties of supporting and evaluating students on school visits and writing reports, will be required. The position includes supervision of undergraduate action research projects, student reflective tutorials and supervision of postgraduate theses. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the work of the Institute as required by the Head of School and the Dean of the IOE.


The successful candidate will be committed to high-quality research and publication in the field of music education. The DCU Institute of Education is a centre of excellence in educational research. As such the candidate will be expected to be research-active in the field of music education and in the general field of teacher education. Contributing to research initiatives within the School of Arts Education and Movement as well as the wider faculty may also form part of the candidate’s research palette. The candidate will also contribute to the scholarly and cultural life of the university, furthering the development of the DCU Institute of Education’s research agenda.


The successful candidate will undertake administrative functions related to the activities of the School of Arts Education and Movement. These activities, defined by the Head of School, include participating in School meetings, engaging in meetings related to programmes, representing the School in marketing and recruitment of students, developing relationships with stakeholders, participating in open days, arts and cultural events, and in the organisation of conferences and seminars etc.

Informal Enquiries to regina.murphy@dcu.ie

Further information:

More information about the DCU Institute of Education can be found at http://www.dcu.ie/institute_of_education/index.shtml.

Salary Scales

Assistant Professor (Lecturer above bar): €52,188 - €83,039*

Assistant Professor (Lecturer below bar): €39,123 - €53,784*

  • Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and

Closing date:  17th April 2019

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149; Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref #1502 Assistant Professor in Music Education.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer