Assistant Professor in Health Promotion/Public Health

Dublin, Ireland
14 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health

Dublin City University

Permanent Contract

Dublin City University www.dcu.ie is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and by its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. Through its mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation, DCU acts as an agent of social, cultural and economic progress. DCU is Ireland’s fastest growing university, and now hosts more than 17,000 students across its three academic campuses: DCU Glasnevin Campus, DCU St Patrick’s Campus and DCU All Hallows campus.

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health

The School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health at DCU is a leader in its field with expertise in the provision of programmes in Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community health.

The programmes currently offered are:

  • BSc in Nursing across four disciplinary areas: General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Children’s and General Nursing, and Intellectual Disabilities Nursing;
  • MSc in Psychotherapy;
  • Doctorate in Psychotherapy;
  • Post-registration Programme in Children’s Nursing;
  • MSc in Nursing/Healthcare Practice;
  • BSc in Health and Society, Certificate in Homelessness Prevention & Intervention;
  • Stand-alone professional development modules for healthcare and other practitioners;
  • Sexuality studies.

The School is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor with expertise in public health/health promotion.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities attaching to this post include, but are not limited to:

-Teaching and Learning

The appointee will teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and will participate in student mentoring and tutoring. They will prepare, deliver and assess a range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The total teaching hours are determined by the Head of School. In addition, they will supervise final-year Bachelors and/or Masters level research projects and undergraduate placements. Participation in the development of new modules and degree programmes, including postgraduate teaching to MSc and PhD students across a range of disciplines, is also a key part of this role.

-Research and Scholarship

The appointee will be expected to establish/continue to develop an independently-funded collaborative research programme. This programme should align with the Research and Innovation strategies of the School and University and should foster collaboration(s) both within and beyond the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health. Research should also be aligned with national and local nursing/healthcare priorities, and relevant national and EU priority areas.

-Service and Contribution to University

The appointee will undertake administrative functions related to the activities of the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health and wider university as required. Such duties are defined by the Head of School and may include: programme co-ordination; participation in University committees; representation of the School in marketing to and recruitment of students; participation in open days; organisation of conferences and seminars, etc.

Candidate Requirements

  • A primary/advanced degree in nursing or population health/health promotion focused degree
  • Qualified to post-graduate level and have completed a Doctoral qualification in the field
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant research experience with a record of high quality university- level teaching
  • Experience of research student supervision
  • A record of original research with publications in top international journals or, based on career stage, show exceptional promise in this regard

Mandatory Training

The post holder will be required to undertake the following mandatory compliance training: GDPR and Compliance. Other training may need to be undertaken when required.