Professor A, Climate Change

Maynooth, Ireland
16 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Geography
Vacancy ID: 013261
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022

Ireland recognises that for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to perform to their full potential, they need to address the persistent under-representation of women at senior academic levels and increase the numbers of female senior academics in decision-making processes in HEIs. Ireland aims to be a ‘world-leading country for gender equality in higher education by 2026’ as stated in the government’s Gender Equality Taskforce Action Plan 2018-2020.

Now, Ireland is leading the drive to accelerate gender balance at the highest point of the academic career path through a government-backed scheme, focused on attracting outstanding female academics in Ireland and globally to avail of this unique opportunity to experience working within the higher education sector in Ireland.

The Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI) aims to help achieve equality of outcome in the higher education sector. New and additional senior academic leadership posts have been funded in areas where:

  • there is clear evidence of significant gender under-representation;
  • where this appointment will have significant impact within the faculty/department/functional unit and the HEI;
  • where they would be a proportionate and effective means to achieve accelerated and sustainable change within an institution.

These posts are new and additional to the sector, and they will be funded through new and additional funding provided specifically to help progress gender balance among academic staff at senior levels.


Professor A (Post 1995): €123,449 – €156,050 per annum (6 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.