Programme Director MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy, UCD

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Programme Director with responsibility for our Master of Science in Systemic Psychotherapy (Family Therapy) programme within the UCD School of Medicine.

The School delivers a portfolio of graduate taught clinical training programmes across four modalities of psychotherapy. These programmes thereby provide essential psychotherapy training to resource delivery of psychotherapy intervention for mental disturbance and illness in Ireland. The programmes have operated for nearly forty years in conjunction with several healthcare partners as well as providing the training of many in private practice. The programmes have always attracted a steady and robust level of enrolment of high-calibre applicants.

The programme Director of the mSc in Systemic Psychotherapy will lead the delivery of a strong, innovative taught clinical Masters programme in systemic psychotherapy that equips graduates with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to practice as a systemic psychotherapist. The appointee will deliver core teaching modules within the programme, oversee the contributions of salaried faculty and occasional teaching staff and coordinate the experiential learning by students at associated clinical training sites.

The post-holder will have responsibility for student assessment, support and academic guidance and will also undertake roles such as module coordination, participation in examination boards, curriculum review and other activities required to maintain and develop the academic mission of the UCD School of Medicine. Working with the other academic staff in the UCD School of Medicine, in particular, the Director of Psychotherapy Programmes, the Programme Director will ensure the integration of this Masters programme within the School's Psychotherapy Programmes portfolio and, where appropriate, the University's psychology offerings to maximise the societal impact of the University's academic programmes. The appointee will be expected to develop research in systemic psychotherapy in the broader context of societal response to psychological health and disorder, to maintain strong relations with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), the programmes professional practice accrediting body as well as build strong collaborative links with other national and international academic groups.

Salary: 95 Associate Professor scale: € 72,731 - € 102, 712 per annum OR 95 Lecturer/Asst Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: € 55,951 - € 88,601 per annum

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

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: