Professor/Full Professor of Geography

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

UCD College of Social Science and Law

Professor/Full Professor of Geography

UCD School of Geography (Permanent Post)

University College Dublin is seeking to fill the role of Professor/ Full Professor of Geography to offer leadership to the School in its goal to grow its research, teaching, and international engagement. This is a permanent full-time Professor/Full Professor role in UCD School of Geography. 

UCD is listed in the top 1% of universities worldwide and Geography is ranked within the top 100 in the latest  QS World University subject rankings. We are part of a research-intensive university that is home to a wide range of disciplines organised into Colleges. Geography is within the College of Social Sciences and Law, which incorporates the allied fields of Archaeology, Economics, Education, Information and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. 

Geography is a popular undergraduate subject and its vibrant undergraduate syllabus contributes to both the 3-year BA and 4-year BSc degree programmes. We have several MA and MSc courses that reflect the interests of faculty (MA Geography, MA Geopolitics, MSc Global South, MSc Urban Environment and MSc Geospatial Analytics). These draw on academics within the School, College and University, in addition to expertise from non-academic practitioners. We have a vibrant research Masters and PhD community, many of whom are funded through prestigious scholarships. We have a GIS lab that is used primarily for teaching, a map library with a significant Irish collection and a GIS research lab. 

There are currently 12 academic staff in Geography with interests in physical, human and environmental geographies. Our ideal candidate is an academic with an ambitious agenda for Geography at UCD. The appointee will have a demonstrated record of collaborative work and collegiality, will enhance UCD Geography's national and international reputation, contribute to research and teaching, drive graduate recruitment and development, mentor junior academic staff and provide leadership within the university and the wider community.

Applicans should note, areas of research in the School reflect the interests of academic staff in aspects of physical, human and environmental geographies.   Currently these are organised into three thematic areas: Geopolitics, economies and space; Societies, landscapes and power and; Environmental change. These encompass research on EU governance, the design and management of the urban environment, GIS and environmental impact analyses, planetary geomorphology, postcolonial studies, sustainable development in the Global South and social justice. The focus of this work is both Irish and international and in many instances is linked to policy development.   

Candidates with appropriate expertise in any area of Geography will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of head of school on appointment. The head of school role is typically held for 3-5 years with the possibility of reappointment.

Note:  It is envisaged interviews for this post will take place weeks beginning 21 or 28 May 2018.

Salary Scales:

95 Professor (2010) Salary Scale: €83,800 to €111,159 per annum.  (Or)

95 Full Professor C (2010) Salary Scale: €114,740 to €140,961 per annum.  

Appointment will be made on the appropriate Scale, and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines. 

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (local Irish Time) on Friday 20th April 2018

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 are unable to accept late applications.

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

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