Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to teach marketing/sustainability/strategy on a range of College programmes, to engage in curriculum development for School of Business programmes and to conduct and publish research in the relevant field.

National College of Ireland

Located in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC, National College of Ireland is one of the most progressive and entrepreneurial third level institutions in Ireland as evidenced by its bourgeoning reputation nationally and internationally.   The College prides itself on producing graduates of distinction and future leaders who are capable of making a positive societal impact through its offerings in Business, Computing, Learning and Teaching and Professional Education and Training.  

At NCI School of Business, our social justice heritage underpins our culture. Our applied focus, inclusive and shared learning experiences are complemented by contemporary education and research. This fosters independence of thought, enabling individuals to grow and meet the needs of the business community and wider society.

The School of Business currently has in excess of 400 postgraduate students studying on marketing, HR, Finance and Management programmes as well as on the College’s flagship MBA.  Undergraduate numbers now exceed 1600 students with the most recent developments being the PSI accredited BA(H) in Psychology and BA(H) in Marketing Practice.  

The College’s growth strategy is now focussed on continuing to deliver cutting edge programmes which are responsive to the needs of industry and it is therefore seeking to consolidate this growing international reputation through external international benchmarking and accreditations.  The strategy requires the appointment of faculty who are highly motivated and passionate about their subject areas while combining this with a demonstrable and ambitious research agenda.  The College offers generous support to both established and early-stage research active faculty to pursue their research and publication interests and to grow their reputation as well as contributing to the growing reputation of the College.

The School is seeking to build further capacity in the area of Marketing/Sustainability and Strategy and are seeking to make an appointment at Assistant Professor level however should an exceptional candidate come forward the College will consider appointment at the Associate Professor level.  

Informal enquiries can be made to; 

Prof Colette Darcy, Dean School of Business, Colette.darcy@ncirl.ie

Reporting to:

Dean, School of Business

Key Relationships:

  • Dean of the School of Business
  • Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies & Research and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies
  • Faculty in the School
  • Associate Faculty
  • Academic Operations Manager and wider Academic Operations Team.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lecture to students across all School of Business programmes including but not limited to certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes within discipline specialism.
  • Design and deliver curriculum and education interventions.
  • Provide a professional support to students in their learning activities.
  • Facilitate tutorials associated with lectures and guide Teaching Assistants with the preparation and delivery of those tutorials where appropriate.
  • Participate in committees appropriate to the business of the School.
  • 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 provide 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 development of existing programmes and new programmes including programmatic review. This may involve drafting submission documents, liaison with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing and reviewing programmes.


  • Carry out research relevant to discipline specialism including regular publications in peer reviewed journals of international repute and presentations at national and international conferences. 
  • To actively seek external funding to support the research interests of the School.
  • To supervise dissertation work and theses.

  • Assist in the development of the School of Business.
  • Act as programme director for undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Dean of the School of Business.
  • 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. 
  • Work on short courses, training and consultancy.
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees and meetings as requested. 

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A PhD qualification.  Applicants who have submitted their PhD and are awaiting their viva may be considered.
  • A publication record in relevant and appropriately ranked journals – ideally ABS ranked or equivalent.
  • Teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Supervision experience to at least masters level (taught programmes).
  • Industry experience would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Specific purpose contract estimated duration 12 Months 


Academic II - €53,836 - €80,759

Annual Leave: 

34 Days per annum pro rata


Full Time

To Apply:

Please apply with a CV and cover letter both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI 1017 to: recruitment-cdolan@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 12th April 2024

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Assistant Professor Marketing/ Sustainability/ Strategy  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 College.

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

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College. #

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

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NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

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HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

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Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College. #


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NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

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National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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