Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Animal Biology

09 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) in Animal Biology with particular interest in (but not limited to) vertebrate biology, evolution and comparative/quantitative methods in biology. This is a full-time, 5-year academic post in the School of Biology & Environmental Science at University College Dublin. The School offers a diverse portfolio of programmes, including BSc degrees in Cell & Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Zoology and Environmental Biology, as well as co-teaching a BSc degree in Genetics. At postgraduate level the School delivers a number of degrees, including an MSc degree in Biological & Biomolecular Science (by negotiated learning), which incorporates specialisation streams in cell biology and genetics, as well as an MSc degree in Plant Biology & Biotechnology. The School also contributes to a joint BSc degree in Biological Sciences with South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou in China.

The appointee will spend one trimester (up to 16 weeks) per academic year teaching, delivering modules, assessing students and engaging with local staff at South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou, China, as a member of a team delivering several degree programmes in UCD's Guangzhou Dublin International College of Life Science and Technology (GDIC). The appointee may also do some teaching in their area in UCD's Belfield campus. Undergraduate teaching will be in the areas of animal biology, quantitative skills for biologists, origin and diversity of life and the broad area of zoology. The appointee will also develop their own research programme that will be largely based in Ireland but may include activities overseas (including China). The candidate should complement and engage with current academic staff and research programmes within the School and wider research community.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has demonstrated aptitude, commitment and passion for teaching, with research expertise in animal biology. Candidates must have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, a demonstrated capacity to carry out research, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, and teaching experience.

Note: When applying, applications should include a current curriculum vitae, research plan and a portfolio of teaching duties performed to date (please upload the research plan and portfolio within one document, not two separate documents).

95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) 2010 salary scale: €54,848 - €86,235 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guideline.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30 November 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf