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Full Professor / Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysi, Veterinary Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£85,847.74 - £149,850.26 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Full Professor or Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis within UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

Reference no - 017346

University College Dublin invites applications for the position of Full Professor/ Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine. The postholder will also serve as Director of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis.
The new Professor will be an international leader in veterinary epidemiology, with a commitment to scientific quality, independence, transparency, integrity, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will build a vigorous world-class programme of veterinary epidemiological research and training and will be committed to the dissemination of high-impact research outputs. In support of the School Dean, they will provide academic leadership for the development of veterinary epidemiology, support and maintain excellence in research and teaching, and mentoring support to earlier-career academic colleagues.

The new Professor will also serve as the CVERA Director, with responsibility for leadership and management of this Centre, and (with the independent CVERA Management Board) also its overall strategic direction and governance. The successful candidate will bring energy and ambition, and a clear vision for the Centre, so that it is best placed to undertake scientific research and support, and to provide robust and timely scientific advice into the future, in alignment with the current and future needs of key stakeholders, including DAFM and AHI. They will provide an inclusive and empathic leadership style within the Centre, with an emphasis on capacity-building and collaboration. There are substantial opportunities for Centre expansion, through further national and international collaboration and additional competitive research funding. The successful candidate will be committed to public good research, ideally with prior experience working at the science-policy interface. Scientific communication with key stakeholders, including farmers, is an important aspect of the role.

95 Full Professor (7937) €137,308 - €173,590 Or 95 Professor (7939) €99,448 - €132,925

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 28th 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. 
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:

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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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