Assistant Professorship in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Dublin, Ireland
€39,123 - €83,039
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


The School of Electronic Engineering is seeking up to four posts at the rank of Assistant Professor to join its expanding team of academics in the domains of Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants must hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline, and should be qualified to a post-graduate level with a PhD specialism in Electronic and Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • The successful candidates should also have a minimum of three years relevant post doctoral experience. Applications are specifically invited from those with strong research credentials and publication record, particularly in one or more of the following research areas:
    • Machine Learning (Visual Media Analytics)
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Devices
    • Smart Energy (Smart Grid)
    • Software Defined Radio and Secure Communications
    • Mechatronics (Cooperative Robotics)

The successful applicants will have demonstrated potential to establish an independent research programme and attract research funding from competitive research funding schemes and/or industry.

  • Applicants must also have demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, ideally including experience in international and/or online or technology-assisted teaching.

Assistant Professorship Post in the School of Electronic Engineering (Permanent or Fixed Term 5 Year Contract)

The Role

The appointee will be expected to contribute directly to the Electronic and Computer Engineering MEng and BEng degree programmes through research-led teaching, supervision of laboratory sessions, student mentoring and supervision of taught BEng and MEng projects.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be required to (​inter alia​):

  • Prepare, deliver and assess a range of core Electronic and Computer Engineering subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a manner consistent with DCU’s high academic standards. This will extend to supporting innovation in teaching, transnational and digital provision of programmes, engaging with international travel and new technology as needed. Typical activities include:
  • Supervision of laboratory sessions, and student mentoring.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
  • Design and assessment of examinations and continuous assessment materials.
  • Proactive engagement for the improvement of existing courses and programmes, and contributions to the design and development of new courses and programmes.
  • Liaison with other module coordinators with respect to course development and delivery, and participation in the ongoing development of programmes.
  • Development of materials and resources to support blended and online delivery of modules within the School.
  • Engagement with professional development for teaching.
  • Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing research publications in leading international academic journals, peer-reviewed conferences, and with high profile book publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere.
  • Develop an independent research programme and attract research funding from competitive research funding schemes and/or industry.
  • Participate in research-related administration such as research student supervision, PhD thesis examination and related duties.
  • Contribute to the school, faculty, university and profession:
  • Engagement with strategic planning, quality review and improvement processes, and external programme accreditations.
  • Involvement with appropriate professional bodies and associated initiatives.
  • Development and delivery of the international activities of the School of Electronic Engineering, including international travel to do so.
  • Adoption of some administrative functions related to the activities of the School of Electronic Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, and the wider University. Such duties will be defined by the Head of School and may include some of the following: degree programme coordination; participation in committees; visits to students on industrial placement within the DCU INTRA programme; student recruitment.

Assistant Professorship Post in the School of Electronic Engineering (Permanent or Fixed Term 5 Year Contract)

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.

Application Procedure

Informal enquiries to the Head of School of Electronic Engineering: ​ee.head@dcu.ie​. Please do not send applications to this email address.

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at ​http://www.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Office, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149

Application forms and CV should be submitted by email to ​hr.applications@dcu.ie or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref #BC1210: Assistant Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Application Deadline: ​3rd May 2019

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer