Assistant Professor in Multimedia

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Dublin City University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Communications

Assistant Professor in Multimedia 
(Video and screen-based moving image)

Permanent position


Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a research-intensive and globally- engaged institution distinguished by the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students for success in life and in the workplace by providing a rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. 

The School of Communications

The School of Communications at DCU is home to almost 1,000 students at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. With a tradition stretching back almost 40 years, the School is defined by excellence in both teaching and research in journalism, multimedia and communications studies. In the QS global subject rankings in 2017 DCU was in the top 200 of almost 4,500 universities worldwide in the area of communications. The School’s academics undertake research that contributes to national and international debates and to public policy formation. They have also led research projects supported by national and international funders.

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

The School offers undergraduate degrees in Journalism, Multimedia and Communication Studies as well as Media Studies on the Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) programme. It offers seven postgraduate degrees in Journalism, Political Communication, Public Relations, Emerging Media, Science and Health Communication, Contemporary Screen Industries, and Social Media Studies. The School also offers structured PhD programmes in Communication Studies and Journalism Studies.


Assistant Professor in Multimedia (video and screen-based moving image): 
The successful candidate will have a history of developing video and screen-based moving image, with the potential to realise the form in a variety of other contexts such as site-specific installations and across a range of emerging platforms. 

Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, which can bring together cinematography, filmmaking, script-writing, editing, and post-production. The candidate would also be able to guide students in scripting and story development for a variety of media contexts. Emphasis on emerging media and the industry's changing landscape are important, and experience in teaching and research that engages with topics relevant to these themes would be a significant strength.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be expected to play a prominent role in the development and delivery of the School’s taught programmes, to supervise PhD candidates and to undertake high quality research leading to national and international publication. They will also be expected to positively participate in School activities, proactively contribute to the development of the School’s profile in teaching and research, to engage with industry and to undertake administrative, management and leadership duties related to the position.

Person Specification 

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level and have completed a doctoral qualification in a relevant area (or be very close to submitting a PhD for examination). The successful candidate will have an excellent research and publications record and will have shown evidence of research potential and university teaching ability. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and of providing leadership in developing the teaching and research agenda for multimedia related areas within the School.  It is expected that the successful candidate will have broad theoretical and practical knowledge and skills so as to work in a multi-disciplinary academic environment. 

Informal Enquiries to: 

Professor Kevin Rafter, Head of School of Communications
E-mail: kevin.rafter@dcu.ie
Please do not send applications to this email address.

Further information:

More information on the School may be found at: 

Salary Scales:

Lecturer above bar:     €51,671 - €82,217*

Lecturer below bar:     €38,736 - €52,251*

* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Lecturer Above Bar or Lecturer Below Bar salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date:  25th May 2018 

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149; Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie 

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref #879 Assistant Professor in Multimedia.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.   

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer