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Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£52,019.85 - £95,494.47 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a Permanent post of Lecturer / Assistant Professor OR Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering within UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

Applications are invited for a faculty role in the School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, which may be appointed at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) or Associate Professor level. This is a permanent position. The School delivers a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (BE) programme in Mechanical Engineering, and a full-time 2-year Master of Engineering (ME) programme with Majors including Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering and Engineering with Business. In addition, the School delivers a number of specialist one year Master programmes, including MEngSc Materials Science & Engineering and MEngSc Engineering Management.

The School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering is a dynamic, research-driven school with a clear focus on delivering excellent teaching programmes. The School is home to Ireland's national manufacturing research centre,, an active participant in UCD's Energy Institute,, and its faculty conduct research in all aspects of mechanical and materials engineering. While the successful appointee will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda in a relevant area, we would ideally seek to appoint a candidate with an academic track record that is relevant to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and whose interests lie in the area of sustainable functional materials, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the development of a circular economy.

The School's core values are of excellence in both research and education, and a willingness to engage in university and professional life. The School is committed to improving its teaching, research, and engagement with society. The successful candidate will engage actively in the School's research and make a significant contribution to teaching and university life. The School seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidate, with an expertise in materials science and engineering, ideally with a strong background in functional materials for environmental sustainability. Examples include electronic materials, optical materials, magnetic materials, thermal and electrical properties of materials, semiconductors, superconductors, photovoltaics etc.. The net contribution of research outputs should strongly contribute to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and to cleaning up our environment.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar (7943) Salary Scale: €60,261 - € 95,425 Per Annum


95 Associate Professor (7941) Salary Scale: €78,333 - €110,623 Per Annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 3rd May 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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:


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Administrative
  • Buildings and Services
  • IT Services
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Research
  • Technical 

Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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