Professor of Anthropology

Maynooth (IE)
15 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
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.

Department of Anthropology

Professor of Anthropology

Maynooth University is home to the only department of anthropology in the Republic of Ireland. The department was established in 1983 and since then has gained an international reputation for the quality of its research and the teaching and learning experience it provides. Located in the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department of Anthropology at Maynooth University has eight academic staff members and two half-time executive assistants. The Department also hosts emeritus, visiting and adjunct staff, and post-doctoral researchers. The Department has a vibrant postgraduate community with thirteen PhD students. The Department also offers three Masters programmes. 

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. 

Maynooth University seeks an outstanding researcher and innovator to join our staff as Associate Professor of Anthropology specializing in the area of Science, Technology and Society. The person appointed will have an excellent record in research, scholarship and publication and have the capacity to contribute to teaching, educational innovation, and academic leadership within the Department of Anthropology and across the Faculty and University.

We are seeking an experienced researcher to help build our presence in interdisciplinary, collaborative research programmes linked to priority research areas for the University. The successful candidate will therefore have a demonstrated ability to secure funding, to carry out successful programmes resulting in impactful initiatives, and to develop and lead significant international multidisciplinary research consortia towards global challenges. She/he will also contribute supervision of masters and PhD students.

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

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