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Position:         Lecturer in Computing (equivalent to Assistant Professor) – 4 positions (2 permanent & 2 three year fixed-time contracts)

Job Code:                        NCI0745

Reporting to:                  Dean of the School of Computing

Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to teach on a range of School programmes, develop academic programmes and programme-related materials, and carry out research in areas as specified in this advert. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computer science. These positions are in the areas of data science, cybersecurity/computing.

The School of Computing is the largest School of Computing in Ireland with academic programmes that are at the leading edge of industry requirements within an innovation-intensive environment. Our School faculty is strongly focussed on applied research on different aspect of computer science, with current involvement in a number of EC Horizon 2020 projects in technology-enhanced learning, cloud computing, and big data. Additionally, the School has strong industry links, is a part of Dublin Regional Innovation consortium, and encourages inventions, patents and spinouts.

Key Relationships:

  • Dean/Vice-Dean of School of Computing
  • Faculty
  • Computing Support Tutor
  • Programme Co-ordinators
  • Students

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching

  • Actively participate in the School's teaching provisions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervise and mark student research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Attend committees and meeting appropriate to School programmes.
  • Engage in the assessment processes of the College including setting and marking examinations and assignments and attending assessment boards and liaising with external examiners.

Programme Development

  • Assist in the development of existing and new programmes. This may involve drafting submission documents, writing new modules and/or revising existing ones, liaising with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing, and reviewing complete programmes.

Research & Innovation

  • Carry out research and innovation activities relevant to College activities, consistently publishing findings in peer-reviewed high impact journals and reputable international conferences and fostering foreground knowledge activities such as innovation disclosures, patents, software development, etc.
  • Pursue funded research projects, consultancy endeavours, and development work as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in the conception and development of project proposals aligned with the School’s research interests to attract external research and innovation funds from external entities such as Enterprise Ireland, EC Horizon 2020, SFI, etc.

General

  • Act as programme director for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Dean of School.
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees as requested.
  • Represent the College at exhibitions, open days, recruitment trips, industry engagements, and other external events.
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
  • Carry out administrative and other duties as deemed necessary by the Dean of School.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • PhD in Computing, Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity or related areas., with BSc/MSc in Computing, Computer Science, Informatics, or related field. In exceptional circumstances, the College reserves the right to appoint a candidate with an MSc qualification who is in the final stage of PhD submission.
  • he candidate should be able to teach the technical/practical areas of Data Science, Cybersecurity/Computing.
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level will be highly advantageous.
  • Established track record of research achievement as evidenced by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor and reputable international conferences is desirable.
  • Evidence of research funding (Academic II).
  • Industry experience is desirable (Academic II).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

The current positions are in areas of data science, cybersecurity, computing, cloud computing.

Salary:             The appointment will be to Academic I Salary Band €36,180 - €54,270 or Academic II Salary Band €52,260 - €78,390 

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; academic experience; research output and funding. The candidates for Academic 1 and Academic II will be screened against different criteria.

Annual Leave:            34 days per annum

Contract:                   Full-time, 2 x permanent/ 2 x 3 year Fixed term

Hours:                       Full-time, 35 hours per week

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

Application process: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting title of position and reference number NCI0745 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, Monday 6th November 2017.  Shortlisting will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the positions are filled. Interviews are expected to start in November 2017.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to a Lecturer in the School of Computing are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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