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Position:        Lecturer in Education – Learning & Teaching

Job code:       NCI 0756

Reporting to: Director of Learning & Teaching and Education Programmes            

Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to teach on a range of College programmes, develop curriculum and programme related materials and perform research associated with the College’s programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Specifically, the post will involve faculty responsibilities associated with education programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate level currently comprising the MA/Post-Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching, BA in Early Childhood Education, BA in Adult & Workforce Education and Certificate in Education. The role involves academic development in learning and teaching, programme director responsibilities and development of new programmes.

As a member of the Learning & Teaching and Education team, the post-holder will also contribute to the development of college-wide Learning, Teaching and Assessment strategies and policy and practice in these areas. Specifically, the role involves responsibilities in relation to the professional development of staff and faculty on the scholarship and practice of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and participation on academic committees.

Key Relationships:         

·         Director of Learning & Teaching and Education Programmes

·         Vice-President of NCI, Deans,

·         Vice-Deans in Schools of Computing and Business

·         Students,

·         Associate Faculty,

·         Programme Co-ordinators,

·         Education networks in Further Education and Training, Adult Education and Early Childhood Education

Key Responsibilities:


·         Lecture to students on within Education/Learning and Teaching programmes

·         Lecture on certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on a broad range of subjects.

·         Design and deliver curriculum and education interventions.

·         Provide professional support to students in their learning activities.

·         Facilitate tutorials associated with lectures.

·         Participate in programme committees as appropriate.

·         Engage in research consultancy and development work as appropriate.

·         Preparation for teaching and all other work related activity.

·         Provide such information as may be required by the College related to the activities of the role. Engage in the assessment processes of the College by setting and marking examinations and assignments and attending assessment boards and liaising with external examiners.

·         Set, correct and give written feedback on project work, research work and dissertation.

·         Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.

·         Facilitate skills development workshops.

·         Liaise with library re: reading materials, booklists, etc.

·         Develop new and existing course material, using new learning technology and delivery mechanisms in particular.

Programme Development

  • Assist in the drafting of submission documents, liaise with the validating bodies, promote, implement and review programmes.
  • Assist in the development of existing programmes and new programmes.
  • Drafting submission documents, liaison with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing and reviewing programmes.


  • Carry out research relevant to College activities including regular publications and presentations in peer reviewed journals and presentations at both national and international conferences.


  • Act as programme director for undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Director of Learning & Teaching and Education Programmes.
  • Participate in College meetings as appropriate.
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees as requested.
  • Assist in the development of Education and potentially and any new school or faculty structures as part of college strategy.
  • Be available to students outside of class contact hours for guidance and support.
  • Represent the college at functions and promotional events such as exhibitions, school visits, open days, recruitment evenings and other external events.
  • Act as a personal tutor and mentor.
  • Work on short courses, training and consultancy.
  • Visit students and employers as part of the college’s industrial placement programme.

Key Requirements:

The appointee will be expert in education with specialist knowledge of scholarship and practice in at least one of the following areas:  learning and assessment in workplace settings, adult learning and development, technology enhanced learning, Further Education and Training (FET), early childhood education, education research methods.

 Qualifications & Experience Required:

·         Excellent teaching skills

·         Active research track in the scholarship of learning, teaching and assessment

·         PhD qualification in Education or connected discipline is essential

·         Experience of teaching in Higher Education

·         Knowledge of sector policies and practice

·         Ability to prepare course material and programme documentation

·         Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

·         Ability to build relationships and collaborate

·         Adherence to professional standards of teaching

·         Excellent communication skills, time management and PC skills

·         He/she must be a self- starter with the ability to work independently.

Contract:        Indefinite duration

Salary:           Depending on experience, the appointment will be to Academic I Salary Band (€36,180 – €54,270) to Academic II Salary Band (€52,260 - €78,390)

Annual Leave: 34 days

Application Process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting reference number and title of position to: recruitment-mpetryczko@ncirl.ie  by 5pm, Friday, 6th of April 2018

Further details of our ECE programmes are to be found at www.ncirl.ie

National College of Ireland’s mission is to change lives through education.


The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Lecturer in Education 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 NCI

Equal Opportunities Policy:

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.




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