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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sustainable Construction for Climate Adaptation

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£53,722.17 - £85070.82 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Sustainable Construction for Climate Adaptation within UCD School Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy

Reference no - 017415

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy has an international reputation as a centre of excellence for research and teaching in a multidisciplinary School ranked in the QS top 150. The School has a global reputation for architectural design excellence with its faculty and adjunct staff maintaining an international profile. The School is seeking to increase its expertise and capacity in the areas of technology and sustainability to contribute to our ambition in this area.

Applications are invited for a temporary 5-year fixed-term Lecturer/Assistant Professor post in Construction for Climate Action and Adaptation. This post is being established to further the aims of the Building Change Project. This project brings together all undergraduate architecture programmes in Ireland in revising their curricula, developing new content and shared approaches in responses to the urgent imperatives of climate action.

The successful applicant will contribute to this initiative with colleagues in UCD and in collaboration with other institutions. They will deliver significant teaching in the area of design technologies and studio, at undergraduate level and as part of the MSc in Architecture, Urbanism and Climate Action. They will also be expected to contribute to research in this area. The central focus of the role will be in expanding knowledge about approaches to construction - methods, materials and processes - in response to climate change.

Applicants must have a PhD in architecture, architectural engineering, or a related area, have a demonstrated capacity for research and a record including publication and other outputs (commensurate with stage of career), a commitment to high-quality University-level teaching, a strong technical and computational competency, excellent interpersonal skills, and a capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and the wider academic community.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar (7943) 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 the 25th of July 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. 
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