Assistant Professor in European Law

Dublin, Ireland
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Law and Government


Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high-quality, rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. As Ireland’s University of Enterprise and Transformation, DCU is characterised by a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and a track-record of effective engagement with the enterprise sector, including commercial, social and cultural enterprises. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to DCU’s consistent position in the rankings of the world’s top young universities (e.g. QS top 50 Under 50; THE top 100 under 50).

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

The School of Law and Government:

The School of Law and Government offers programmes in Law both at undergraduate and graduate level, including a BCL (recognised by the Honorable Society of King's Inns as an approved law degree), a BA in Economics, Politics and Law, an LLM, a Master in European Law and Policy, and a PhD programme. The School has a particular interest in socio-legal studies and promotes interdisciplinary research, through the DCU Brexit Institute and Law Research Centre. The School is committed to high quality research, expects its staff to publish regularly in leading journals and supports its staff in such work. We have led research programmes supported by the Irish Research Council, the EU and other national and international funders.

The School of Law and Government intends to appoint a new Assistant Professor in in European Law, on a permanent contract, to begin on 1 September 2019. We especially welcome applicants with a strong international research profile. The successful candidate should also be able to contribute to the teaching of Common Law subjects

Skills and Experience

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level and must have completed a doctoral qualification in law. The successful candidate will have experience of university teaching at lecturer/assistant professor level on a full-time basis, will be able to convincingly demonstrate a strong commitment to academic research and should have a track-record of international peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and contributing to developing the teaching and research agenda within the School, as well as supporting the School’s fund-raising activities through grant applications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach onto modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing research publications in leading international academic journals and with high profile book publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere
  • Supervise postgraduate research students.
  • Participate actively in School activities and contribute to the development of the

School’s profile in teaching and research.

  • Undertake administrative duties related to the position.

Informal Enquiries to:

Professor Iain McMenamin, Head of School of Law and Government E-mail: iain.mcmenamin@dcu.ie; Tel. +353 1 700 8072

Further information:

More information on the School, including specific areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at: https://www.dcu.ie/law_and_government

Salary Scales:

Assistant Professor above bar:  €52,188 - €83,039.

Assistant Professor below bar:  €39,123 - €53,784.

  • Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Assistant Professor Above Bar or Assistant Professor Below Bar salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 26th February 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 #1124 Assistant Professor in European Law.

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, Ireland.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer