Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Veterinary Education

Dublin (IE)
20 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Maternity Cover
Full Time

Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Veterinary Education

(Specified purpose maternity cover - Estimated duration 6-9 months)
UCD School of Veterinary Medicine 
UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

Applications are invited for a specified purpose maternity cover appointment as UCD Lecturer/Assistant Professor in in Veterinary Education.

UCD has embarked on an expansion in its education programmes in veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing.   The portfolio of educational offerings now includes both undergraduate and graduate entry streams to veterinary medicine, a veterinary nursing degree programme, an expanding range of taught graduate programmes, structured and thematic PhD programmes, specialist clinical training (residency programmes) and continuing professional development offerings.  

These programmes maintain the highest educational standards, and are recognised for their quality nationally and internationally.  A wide variety of pedagogical approaches are employed, including enquiry-based learning, blended and online learning and small group teaching.  Both the veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing programmes are subject to multiple national and international accreditation processes, which require detailed assessment and analysis of the outcome of the programmes.  In addition, research and scholarship in veterinary education is part of our mission, and is a major factor in maintaining the international reputation of the school.   We now wish to recruit a  Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Veterinary Education, to make a significant contribution to the advancement of teaching and learning strategies within the School, to participate in course delivery to postgraduate students and to staff on teaching, learning and assessment, to develop a collaborative research programme  in veterinary education, and to work with academic, technical and administrative staff of the school on outcomes assessment and to enhance the profile and outputs of the School.

The person appointed to the role will play a major role in developing new teaching modalities, in ensuring innovation in teaching and learning, and in enhancing scholarship and research in veterinary education.    
The successful applicant will also take on academic administration roles as appropriate

Lecturer/Assistant Professor Salary Scale: €51,807 - €71,936 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Extended Closing Date: 17:00hrs (local Irish Time) on Friday, 15 September 2017.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.  Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications.