Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computing

Dublin (IE)
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Dublin City University
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
School of Computing

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computing 
(2 Year Fixed-Term Contract) – 2 posts 


The School of Computing is one of three schools that constitute the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Dublin City University. It is one of the biggest schools of computing in Ireland, with one of the larger complements of students, compared to others. The School is currently recruiting two Permanent Lecturer posts.

The School of Computing

The School is an active centre of research and innovation. Members of staff have collaborative links with a range of national and international research centres. The School is a major stakeholder in two Irish SFI research centres, specifically: the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology. Furthermore, staff are significantly involved in a number of other research groups including Lero the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre and the ARC-SYM Advanced Research Computing for Complex Systems Modelling Centre. Members of staff are involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree level. Full information about the School can be obtained from its website: http://www.computing.dcu.ie.

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computing (2 Year Fixed-Term Contract) – 2 Posts

Applicants for the posts must hold an honours degree and have completed a Doctoral qualification in a relevant field. The successful candidates should also have a minimum of three years relevant postdoctoral experience, with a record of high quality university-level teaching.

The successful candidates will have a research track record, including publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals/conferences, engagement in supervision of research students, attracting research funding, and will be expected to demonstrate an alignment of their research interests with existing research groups/centres within the School of Computing. 

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching, curriculum development and administrative activities in the School of Computing, across all levels. Applications from individuals with both a teaching interest/expertise in one or more of the following areas are would be particularly welcome as: Data Analytics, Operating Systems, Computer Networking, Cloud Computing, and Security & Cryptography.

The appointee will be required to contribute directly to degree programmes through research-led teaching, supervision of laboratory sessions, student mentoring and supervision of capstone projects. Specifically, the successful applicant will be required to (inter alia):

  • Prepare, deliver and assess a range of core Computing subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervision of laboratory sessions, and student mentoring.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
  • Liaise with other module co-ordinators on course development and delivery and participate in the ongoing development of programmes.
  • Contribute to the school, faculty and university in terms of strategic planning, quality review and improvement processes and external programme accreditations.
  • Contribute to the profession by involvement with appropriate professional institution(s) and associated initiatives.
  • Engagement in high quality research activities (publications in high impact factor journals, and presentations at international conferences) independently and in association with one or more existing research groups/centres.
  • Have the potential to establish an independent research programme and attract research funding from competitive research funding schemes and/or industry
  • Expected to participate in research-related administration such as research student supervision, PhD thesis examination and related duties.
  • Support International Activities of the School of Computing and be willing to travel internationally.
  • Undertake some administrative functions related to the activities of the School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, and the wider university. Such duties will be defined by the Head of School and may include some of the following: degree programme co-ordination; participation in committees; visits to students on industrial placement within the DCU INTRA programme; student recruitment. 

Salary Scale: 

Lecturer above bar: €51,159 - €79,147 *
Lecturer below bar: €38,352 - €52,724 *

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:    23 May 2018

Application Procedure

Informal enquiries to:

Professor Rory O’Connor, Head of School of Computing, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
E-mail: Rory.OConnor@dcu.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5643
Website: http://www.computing.dcu.ie

Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (open Competitions) website at http://www.dcu.ie/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0) 1 7005149. 

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref #881: Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computing

Applications should be submitted by email to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by Fax: +353 (0)1 7005500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. 
Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer