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Lecturer in Computing (recruiting for 8 positions)
3 year Fixed Term Contracts


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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 curriculum and programme related materials, and carry out research associated with the current areas of interest in the School.

Key Relationships:

  • Dean of School of Computing
  • Vice-Dean of School of Computing
  • Head of Cloud Competency Centre
  • Faculty in the School
  • Computing Support Tutor
  • Students
  • Associate Faculty
  • Programme Co-ordinators.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.

  • 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, or Informatics is required.
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level is necessary. A teaching qualification is desirable.
  • Established track record of research achievement in areas relevant to the School’s interests, as evidenced by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor and reputable international conferences.
  • Evidence of extra-mural research funding, preferably in collaboration with colleagues, is desirable.
  • Industry experience is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • The current areas of interest in the School of Computing are:
    Data Analytics / Big Data, Cloud Computing, Technology enhanced Learning (eLearning), Mobile computing & Internet of Things, Parallel & Distributed Computing, Social Computing, Pervasive Computing, Enterprise Computing

    Salary: Lecturer I €39,690 - €49,646
                   Lecturer II €51,859 - €85,118

    The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Annual Leave: 31 days per annum

    Contract: 3 years, full-time, Fixed Term Contract (recruiting for 8 positions)

    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 for this position, please email your Cover Letter and CV to recruitment@ncirl.ie Shortlisting will take place of applications received by the 20th May 2015. The closing date may be extended if necessary.

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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