Lecturer in Early Childhood Education

Maynooth, Kildare (IE)
10 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 11,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Frobel Department of Primary & Early Childhood Education

Lecturer in Early Childhood Education (x2)

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. The University is seeking two excellent academics to join the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education as Lecturers in Early Childhood Education.  The University is seeking to establish a team of academics to provide research-informed leadership in the development and delivery of programmes with a blend of scholarly ambition and experience in professional practice.

The appointee will be based in the Froebel Department and will be encouraged to work across the all programmes within the Froebel Department and engage collaboratively with colleagues in the other education departments within Maynooth University.

The role of Lecturer in Early Childhood Education involves teaching duties on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of placement and theses. S/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to programme leadership within the Department, potentially undertaking the role of programme leader or placement co-ordinator. The appointee will have a proven track record of teaching at third level and experience of academic and pedagogic leadership within Early Childhood Education.

The Early Childhood Education programmes within the Froebel Department attract many practitioners with extensive years of experience in early years’ education and are developed specifically to enhance quality education and care practice through the lens of curricular and pedagogical theory. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the early year’s sector.

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