Lecturer, Education in Irish and Celtic Studies

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,914 - £51,034 per annum.
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Arts, English and Languages seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to join us as a Lecturer (Education) in Irish and Celtic Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level, undertake scholarly activities, and contribute to School management, administration and outreach.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A primary degree in Irish or cognate discipline
  • Hold or be about to complete a PhD in any area linked to Modern Irish Language and Literature
  • Evidence of engagement in scholarly activities
  • Evidence of experience of teaching Irish at tertiary level
  • Ability to design, develop and deliver new modules which add to the current Irish curriculum
  • Ability to design course materials and to plan and organise the delivery and assessment of taught courses in Irish
  • Ability to convene modules at UG level

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.  

Irish and Celtic Studies at Queen’s University Belfast is part of a vibrant research area that is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures and cultural identities of Europe and beyond. Staff are involved in cutting-edge research across all periods of the Irish language, including aspects of sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and onomastics. Irish and Celtic Studies also has a strong interdisciplinary focus involving collaborations with colleagues in History, English, Politics, Creative Arts and Education, and the Languages section of the School of Arts, English and Languages. The emphasis in its undergraduate programmes is on Modern Irish language, literature, and culture (and these programmes include modules on Irish-language film, translation, and modern literature). There are opportunities also to study some early Irish literature and Scottish Gaelic.  

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

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