Lecturer in Applied Psychology

Maynooth (IE)
05 Oct 2017
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04 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University
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Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, Maynooth University draws on a heritage of over 200 years’ commitment to education and scholarship. It is located in the University town of Maynooth, 25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. 

The University is a modern institution - dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 11,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university, yet we retain a collegial campus culture that is central to our ability to bring significant interdisciplinary expertise to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today

The Department

The Department of Psychology is a vibrant and strongly research-active department of 13 academic staff. We have particular research strengths in Health, Rehabilitation and Disability; Mental Health, Community and Positive Psychology; Neurobehavioural and Cognitive Science; and Organisations, Policy & Systems Science. We offer BA and BSc programmes in Psychology, a double major BA programme in Psychological Studies and structured MSc and PhD research programmes. Further information on the Department of Psychology is available at:

The Role

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 experienced applied psychologist to help build our presence in interdisciplinary, policy-focussed, EU-funded collaborative research programmes linked to priority research areas for the university. Areas that we are seeking to develop and build upon include major societal challenges such as: terrorism and counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, crisis management, and cybersecurity. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to secure independent EU funding, to carry out successful programmes resulting in impactful policy initiatives, and to develop and lead significant international multidisciplinary research consortia towards global challenges. The appointee will also contribute to teaching in the various psychology programmes offered by the university, as well as supervision of masters and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to have a significant track record of external funding (>€500k), including EU funding, in recent years. 

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: