Assistant Professor, Nursing, Mental Health

Dublin, Ireland
17 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health Faculty of Science and Health

  • 3 Year Fixed Term 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.

Role Profile

The School is seeking to recruit a lecturer with expertise in Mental Health at the level of Assistant Professor in Nursing. The successful candidate will report to the Head of School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health.

Duties & Responsibilities

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


Appointees will teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in nursing 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.


Appointees will be expected to establish an independently-funded collaborative research programme. This programme should align with the Research and Innovation constituent strategy of the DCU Strategic Plan 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 and healthcare priorities, and relevant national and EU priority areas.

Service and Contribution to University & Society

Appointees will undertake administrative functions related to the activities of the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health and Faculty of Science and Health. 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 mental health nursing and be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • 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
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Experience of research student supervision
  • A record of original research backed-up by publications in top international journals or, based on career stage, show exceptional promise in this regard.

Mandatory Training

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

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