Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Veterinary Nursing, UCD

26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Part Time

Applications are invited for a Permanent Part-Time (0.5FTE) post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Veterinary Nursing within UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

The School

University College Dublin is a research-intensive and globally engaged university and is No. 1 in Ireland in the QS Graduate Employability rankings. The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is a constituent School of the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences. The school is a provider of undergraduate Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing education programmes and a graduate entry Veterinary Medicine programme. Its programmes emphasise clinical expertise, critical inquiry, leadership development, personal growth, communication, teamwork, inter-professional collaboration, and lifelong learning. The School is a leading research-intensive school with an extensive portfolio of programmatic and single-project research.

The position

The School wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Veterinary Nursing (permanent part-time) to contribute to teaching, curriculum design and enhancement and academic administration on the School's undergraduate taught programmes, and to work with veterinary nurses in veterinary practice in supporting student learning. In addition to teaching and administrative duties, the post holder will engage in research and scholarship in the discipline and will contribute to the development of the School's research agenda. Based on level of prior experience, the post holder will be expected to assume leadership responsibilities as assigned by the Dean and Head of School. The successful applicant will be offered a permanent post depending on his/her abilities and experience as assessed by the Interview Board.

Special conditions of appointment

As a publicly funded, research-intensive university, UCD conducts research and other scholarly activities aimed at advancing knowledge that informs public policy and disciplinary practices. For this reason, the basic entry qualification for a faculty appointment to the University is a PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree.

The University recognises that, relative to other disciplines, there may be few doctorally-prepared members of the discipline in which this post is being offered. In recognition of this, the University may consider recommending candidates for appointment, who do not hold a doctoral degree. However, candidates recommended for appointment must demonstrate evidence of commitment to completing a doctoral degree within the lifetime of the contract period.

This will normally involve evidence of current registration on a doctoral programme and a report from the candidate's academic supervisor, indicating satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree. University Boards of Assessors will not recommend a candidate for a permanent appointment in the absence of a doctoral degree. In making recommendations for appointment in the absence of a doctoral degree, Boards of Assessors also consider the level of professional experience and commitment to the discipline.

Full time 95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) 2010 salary scale: €55,397 - €87,724 (pro rata at 0.5fte)

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guideline.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 10th December 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. 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.

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