UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD Education

23 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Aug 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of Education.

The UCD School of Education is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to work on the qualitative component of Ireland's first national longitudinal study of children's lived experiences of primary schooling in Ireland: Children's School Lives (CSL).

This project is funded by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. The overarching CSL study is designed to capture the experiences of two cohorts of children, their parents, teachers and school leaders, across a six-year period. Working across core themes related to Equalities, Voice and Inclusion, Engagement, Transitions, Well-Being and Learning Outcomes, the study provides a unique insight into primary schooling in Ireland.

For more information please see the study website: This is a high-calibre position that will offer the successful applicant a rare opportunity to work on a ground-breaking national longitudinal study of children in primary schools in Ireland. We are looking for a postdoctoral level researcher who can help us design and carry out interviews with children, parents, grandparents, teachers and school leaders, participatory methods for children aged 5 - 12-years-old, and observations of children and teachers in school contexts. Ideally this person will have experience in educational/school-related research, working with longitudinal qualitative data and/or with data generated from in depth case studies of schools. Experience of researching pedagogies in primary school classrooms is especially welcome.

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

PD1 Salary: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum PD2 Salary: €45,942 - €50,030 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 13th August 2021.

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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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