Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education

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

School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies

(Permanent Contract)


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, evaluation, literacy, mathematics education 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 education in the 21st century.

School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies

The School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies is one of six schools within the DCU Institute of Education. The School contributes to a range of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the education landscape. Through its teaching and research, the School is centrally engaged in transforming the Irish education system and is a significant contributor to knowledge creation and policy development in the field of education.

Lectureship Position

The School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the area of Mathematics Education from 1st September 2019. Subject to successful completion of a probationary period, the appointment will be full time and permanent. Our lecturers in Mathematics Education play leading roles in the development of national policy and are active members of national and international networks. We are seeking applications from candidates who can support and enhance our dynamic team.

Applicants for the post must hold a postgraduate qualification in an area related to Mathematics Education, in the context of early childhood and/or primary and/or post-primary education, preferably at Doctoral level. They must have an academic background in the discipline of Mathematics. The candidate will have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, excellent administrative and organisation skills, and demonstrate facility in integrating ICT into teaching Mathematics. The candidate should have a track record of research publications. In addition, experience as a school teacher, experience in teacher education, and the capacity to teach through Irish are all highly desirable. The position is subject to the candidate being Garda Vetted.

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


The candidate will be required to contribute significantly to the development, teaching, assessment and administration of existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including BEd (Primary), PME (Primary), MEd and EdD as well as a range of continuing professional development programmes. This teaching will include module design and delivery. The candidate will be expected to model and develop innovative practices in mathematics education and contribute to developments in this area to support the priorities of the Institute of Education. In addition, s/he is expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate theses, contribute to tutorials and to the wider teaching of the Institute as required by the Head of School. The candidate is expected to engage in school placement including its attendant duties of supporting and evaluating students on school visits and writing reports.


The DCU Institute of Education is a centre of excellence in educational research. In this context, the candidate will be expected to be research-active in her/his field and in the general field of teacher education. S/he will contribute to, develop and support research initiatives within the school, the Institute of Education and the University. More generally, the candidate will engage with the scholarship and intellectual life of the University, enhancing its reputation as a research-led teaching institution, and advancing the research agenda of DCU Institute of Education.


The candidate will undertake administrative functions related to the activities of the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies. These activities, defined by the Head of School, may include participation in School meetings, engagement in meetings related to programmes, representing the School in marketing and recruitment of students, developing relationships with stakeholders, participating in Open Days, organisation of conferences and seminars.

Informal Enquiries to Dr. James Lovatt Tel. 01 8842094 Email james.lovatt@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. Further information about the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies can be found at http://www.dcu.i/stem_education_innovation_global_studies/index.shtml

Salary Scales:

Lecturer Above Bar:       *€ 52,188 - €83,039 per annum

Lecturer Below Bar:         *€ 39,123 - €53,784 per annum

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

Closing date: 03rd May 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: #BC0912 Assistant Professor in Mathematics 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