Assistant Professor in Chronic Disease Management School of Nursing

Dublin, Ireland
26 May 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Assistant Professor in Chronic Disease Management School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health 3 Years Fixed Term contract (Full Time)

Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, ambitious and vibrant university, with a mission ‘to transform lives and societies through education, research, innovation and engagement’. Known as Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise’, DCU is a values-based institution, committed to the delivery of impact for the public good. DCU was named Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2021.

DCU is based on three academic campuses in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra region of north Dublin. More than 18,000 students are enrolled across five faculties – Science and Health, DCU Business School, Computing and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences and DCU Institute of Education.

DCU is committed to excellence across all its activities. This is demonstrated by its world-class research initiatives, its cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning, its focus on delivering a transformative student experience, and its positive social and economic impact. The university continues to develop innovative programmes in collaboration with industry, such as the DCU Futures suite of degrees, which are designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required in a rapidly evolving economy.

DCU’s pursuit of excellence has led to its current ranking among the top 2% of universities globally. It is also one of the world’s Top Young Universities (QS Top 100 Under 50, Times Higher Top 150 Under 100). In the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, DCU ranked 23rd in the world for its approach to widening participation in higher education and its ongoing commitment to eradicating poverty, while it ranks 38th globally for its work in reducing inequality and 89th globally for gender equality.

The university is ranked 23rd in the world and first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Over the past decade, DCU has been the leading Irish university in the area of technology transfer, as reflected by licensing of intellectual property.

Overview of the department

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:

  • M.Sc. in Specialist Nursing for Future Healthcare (new September 2022)
  • B.Sc. in Nursing across four disciplinary areas: General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Children’s and General Nursing and Intellectual Disability Nursing
  • Post-registration Programme in Children’s Nursing
  • M.Sc. in Advanced Nursing Practice (Saudi Arabia)
  • M.Sc. and Doctorate in Psychotherapy
  • B.Sc. in Health and Society
  • Certificate in Homelessness Prevention & Intervention
  • M.Sc. in Health and Social Inclusion (new September 2022)
  • M.Sc. in Child and Family Health and Wellbeing (new September 2022)
  • Graduate Certificate in Sexuality Education and Sexual Wellbeing
  • Stand-alone professional development modules for healthcare practitioners
  • Certificate in Peer Support working in Mental Health.

Role Profile

The purpose of the role is to attract talent in Chronic Disease Management to the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health at DCU. The post holder is expected to led initiatives across teaching, research, community engagement and professional development in alignment with the School’s Strategic plan. The post is based on the Glasnevin Campus and the individual will report to the Head of School.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not restricted to, the following:


Appointees will teach primarily on the new postgraduate programme, the MSc in Specialist Nursing for Future Healthcare. They will prepare, deliver and assess a range of modules. The total teaching hours are determined by the Head of School. In addition, they will supervise final-year projects and overseeing and coordinating student placements. Participation in the development of new modules 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.

Qualifications and Experience


  • A primary/advanced degree in general nursing and be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
  • Qualified to post-graduate level (minimum M.Sc.) in their field
  • Experience of teaching in clinical and academic settings
  • A high level of Clinical Skills in Chronic Diseases
  • Track record of research undertaken in chronic disease with evidence of a comprehensive plan to undertake future research in this specialist area Candidates should be at CNS, CNM or ANP level in the area of Chronic Disease Management


  • PHD in a cognate area