Lecturer/Ass Prof in Creative&Cultural Industries, UCD

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
05 May 2022
End of advertisement period
27 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a two-year fixed-term appointment as Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Creative and Cultural Industries in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy. The successful candidate will work closely with School staff and the Creative Futures Academy (UCD, IADT, NCAD) to deliver the new BA Humanities in Creative and Cultural Industries. This is a new four-year degree at UCD that blends the breadth and richness of an arts and humanities degree with innovation, organisational, digital and management skills. Combining project-based work with high-level career mentorship, this programme prepares students for careers as cultural entrepreneurs, producers, and creative practitioners. Further details of the programme can be found here: ( This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a new and evolving programme at UCD, in concert with a wide range of colleagues across Colleges of Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Law, and Business. Role: You will be a core member of the Creative & Cultural Industries teaching and research team, contributing enthusiastically to our teaching programme and care of our undergraduate cohort, and taking administrative responsibility as Programme Coordinator. This role includes acting as students' first point of contact for academic enquiries; providing pastoral care and academic guidance; and coordinating recruitment and social media engagement for the programme, alongside other School staff members who are part of the CCI coordination team. You'll be delivering/team-teaching 3 modules annually (primarily at BA level, but potentially MA level also). You will also be expected to engage with School, college, university, and cross-institutional initiatives as part of the Creative Futures Academy. Creative practice at UCD is characterised by its strong links to the creative and cultural industries in Dublin, Ireland and beyond. The successful candidate would be expected to augment and develop these partnerships. You will also be expected to pursue your area of research and/or creative practice specialisation, contributing to the dynamic, research-driven, and outwardly-engaged culture of the School and College. This will also include dissertation supervision at the BA and MA level.

Skills, experience, and qualifications: We seek applicants with strong teaching and administration experience at third level, who have the demonstrated capacity to mentor new students, and take leadership on the programme's coordination, recruitment, and outreach efforts. Applicants should also have experience as a creative practitioner or manager, with a proven track record of achievement in the creative industries (either non- or for-profit); or experience in practice as research at third level. Essential to the role is the ability to teach courses in your area of specialisation, as well as broader introductory courses on the creative and cultural industries, and contribute to team-taught modules. We seek a dynamic and engaging communicator who has the ability to inspire our diverse students, and guide them in their aspirations to work in the creative and cultural industries, both in Ireland and/or internationally. This post is open to postgraduate-level qualified candidates (PhD preferred) from a range of artistic and creative backgrounds. However, we will prioritise candidates with experience in sectors not already represented amongst programme staff, including (but not excluded to) fashion; gaming / game theory; television and screen studies; music production; marketing and advertising; new media and digital practice; design; globalisation and the creative industries; etc.

Salary: 95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Below The Bar (7944) €35,598 - €62,210 per annum Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines. Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27th May 2022 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: