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Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Psychology, School of Psychology

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£53,722.17 - £85,070.82 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Applications are invited for the temporary post of **Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Psychology within the School of Psychology.

UCD is a dynamic research-intensive university that is at the forefront of research and teaching activities across a wide range of disciplines. The UCD School of Psychology has identified the following strategic research themes:

  • Affective, Behavioural, and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Group Processes and Social Inclusion
  • Psychological Health, Wellbeing, and Resilience

We invite applications from individuals with research related to any of the School's research themes, and experience teaching at undergraduate level. For the coming academic year we will have teaching needs in areas including social, health and applied psychology at undergraduate level, and research methods and statistics, also at undergraduate level.

In addition, this process will be used to create a panel from which subsequent appointments made be made in the next six months.

Applicants must have a PhD or Doctorate in psychology, as well as teaching, supervision, and research experience relevant to the areas indicated above. The School is committed to research-led education, so the candidate will be expected to conduct research that supports high quality teaching in their field, and to lead innovations in both research and teaching directions. Successful applicants will contribute to the School's undergraduate and graduate programmes, and to research activity within the School.

Details of our research activities are available at The School has very good facilities for experimental and applied research and research centres/groups include the UCD Centre for Disability Studies, the Classification & Attribution Lab, and the Helping Kids Lan. The School has extensive interdisciplinary research links to a number of university teaching hospitals and other service providers in the disability and health sectors. We have developed formal agreements with organisations including St Michael's House Disability Services and LauraLynn Children's Hospice. We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Note: Interviews are expected to take place between 22 and 24th July 2024

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar (7943) Salary Scale: €62,233 - €98,548 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 4th 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. 
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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