Dean, School of Law

Cork (IE)
26 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time


The University seeks to make an appointment to the role of Dean, School of Law, seeking an exceptional candidate capable of leading and executing the vision of the School of Law. Applications are invited from established scholars with interests in any area of law and a demonstrable and distinguished research profile. The Dean will be a high calibre and experienced academic leader, with strong evidence of strategic vision, motivational leadership and an ability to foster innovative and novel ideas will be essential. 

Established as a Faculty in 1849, the School of Law at UCC is a modern academic unit with committed, research active staff and a range of law programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Consistently ranked in the Top 150 Law Schools globally (Source: QS Rankings by Subject 2017), the School of Law is based in Áras na Laoi on the beautiful UCC campus in a building with teaching and meeting rooms, including a Moot Court room, dedicated space for researchers and research students and social space.  Its library facilities are based in the University’s Boole library.  
Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to the Head of College of Business and Law, Professor Ursula Kilkelly at   Further information on the School is available on:    

Appointment may be made on the Professor (Scale B) Salary Scale which is a six-point scale ranging from €111,196 to €144,187.

In all instances the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title. 

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 4th October 2018

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.