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Position: Associate Faculty (School of Computing)

Reporting to: Programme Director

Job Code: NCI 0794

Purpose of Position: 

The Associate Faculty member is primarily responsible for delivering lectures to a high standard, on a part-time basis to the College’s students.

Key Relationships:

  • Subject Head.
  • Programme Directors
  • Dean of the School.
  • Programme Coordinators.
  • Students.


Full Time:

  • Blockchain
  • Network Security and PenTesting

Part Time:

  • IOT Principles
  • IOT Application Development

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Lecture to students on assigned modules within the School and other assigned areas if required.
  • If requested, assist in the design and delivery of executive education programmes both ‘in company’ and for ‘public’ programmes.
  • Provide a professional support to students in their learning activities.
  • Facilitate tutorials associated with lecturers.
  • Attend meetings and participate in committees appropriate to assigned programmes.
  • Prepare reading lists and handout materials for students.
  • Set, correct, give written feedback and engage in second marking for examinations and projects on programmes taught.
  • Attend Exam Boards
  • Facilitate skills development workshops.
  • Liaise with library re: reading materials, booklists, etc.
  • Make available information as required by the NCI's management in a professional context.
  • Participate in appropriate activities necessary to the furtherance of the NCI.

Programme Development & Review

  • Assist in the development and review of existing programmes.  This may involve drafting submission documents, attending meetings, liaison with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing and reviewing programmes.


  • Assist in the development of the School.
  • Participate in relevant professional development activities.
  • Participate in Academic Council meetings and staff meetings.
  • Meet assigned deadlines.
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees as requested.
  • Be available to students at notified times outside of class contact hours for guidance and support.
  • As requested, attend College functions such as various exhibitions, open days and evenings, school visits and other external events.
  • Work on short programmes, training and consultations which may arise.
  • Submit timesheets on a monthly basis for work undertaken in that month.

Key Attributes

  • Relevant qualification, i.e. if teaching at degree level, must hold a higher qualification, e.g. MA.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of subject area.
  • Lecturing experience an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good time management and organisation skills.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to their subject area.

Hourly rate:    Associate Faculty rates.

Contract:         Fixed-term, part-time.

National College of Ireland’s mission is to widen participation in higher education and unlock each student's potential.  The College offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and self-confidence to change their lives, contribute to a knowledge based economy and become responsible, active citizens.

Application Process: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting reference number: NCI0794 to: recruitment-cdolan@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, Friday 21st December 2018.
The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to an Associate Faculty member are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College.

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