Lecturer in Environment/Human Interaction

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Maynooth (IE)
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
06 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University
Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of Geography
Lecturer in Environment/Human Interaction
(Coastal/Ocean Systems and Dynamics)

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Environment-Human Interactions (Coastal/Ocean Systems and Dynamics).

This appointment will extend the community of scientists within the University working in the areas of Physical Geography and Global Environmental Change. We recognise the importance of coastal environments, where, in fact, the majority of the world’s population lives. For instance, in Ireland the majority of the population, most economic activity and critical infrastructure exist at or near the coast. The new lecturer will add to our understanding of, and our teaching and research on these environments. The complexity and interaction of environmental and social change in coastal environments requires contributions from a particular type of scholar – a geographer - capable of understanding the connections between the physical and the social sciences. Their own research will perhaps be primarily focused upon one part of this set of relations but it will be undertaken with an understanding of its wider setting and in teaching the Lecturer will be cognisant of the broader set of interactions comprehended as a geographical synthesis.

Specifically this post will:

  • Fill a critical gap in the Geography teaching programme;
  • Build capacity within the People, Place and Environment research theme and the Environment and Climate Research Cluster within the University;
  • Develop further collaborative opportunities between ICARUS, NCG, NIRSA and MUSSI and;
  • Position Maynooth to increase success in drawing down funds from Horizon 2020, build research collaborations with a growing Marine Industry, produce societal and policy relevant research in this key area and link to existing Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres and resources (e.g. MaREI).

The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard. 

For further details including full comprehensive job description, please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at