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Lecturer in Genetics and Evolutionary Biolog, School of Biology & Environmental Biology

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£53,190.41 - £84,228.29 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Lecturer in Genetics and Evolutionary Biology within the UCD School of Biology & Environmental Biology.

This is a fixed term position (covering leave) as Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Genetics and Evolutionary Biology based in UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Genetics and Evolutionary Biology within the UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science. The School offers a diverse portfolio of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels - including BSc degrees in Zoology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology and Plant Biology, taught MSc degrees in Applied Environmental Science, Biological & Biomolecular Science (by negotiated learning) and contribute to a BSc in Sustainability

The appointee will join a team within the School delivering lectures in the broad area of genetics, evolutionary biology and zoology. The purpose of this post is to provide undergraduate teaching (and associated administrative tasks) covering general aspects of genetics zoology and biology. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute to the supervision of final year and MSc project students and participate in the scholarly activities of the School where appropriate. Opportunities to undertake or participate in research projects will be encouraged.

Candidates should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline.

95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €61,617 - 97,572 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 5th June 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. 
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