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.

Reporting to:

Vice Dean School of Computing

Key Relationships:

  • Dean of the School
  • Vice Dean of School
  • Programme Directors
  • Academic Operations 
  • Programme Coordinators
  • Students 

In Day time (Any time in the day when a module may be scheduled on campus between the hours of 9 am-6 pm)

In the Evening time (Any time during the weeknight or Saturdays when a module may be scheduled online or on campus weeknights between 6 pm -10 pm; and Saturdays between 9 am-5 pm)

General Computing:

  • Programming 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Software Engineering 
  • Software Testing
  • DevOpsSec
  • Databases
  • Web Design and Development
  • Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
  • Digital Multimedia

Data Science and Data Analytics Area:

  • Programming in Python
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Statistics and Optimisation and Linear Algebra
  • Analytics Programming and Data Visualisation
  • Neural Networks and Prescriptive Analytics
  • Text Analytics
  • IoT real Time Analytics
  • Time Series and Financial Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence and Business Analytics
  • Deep Learning and Generative AI
  • Data Intensive Scalable Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Domain Applications 
  • Data Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
  • Research Dissertation Supervision

Artificial Intelligence Area

  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming for Artificial Intelligence
  • Engineering and Evaluating Artificial Intelligence Systems
  • Intelligent Agents and Process Automation
  • Data Analytics for Artificial Intelligence
  • Emergent Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Sustainability
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence Driven Decision Making
  • Data Analytics for Business
  • AI Technologies for Business
  • Intelligent Agents and Process Automation
  • Human-Centred AI
  • Customer Engagement and AI
  • Intelligent Agents and Process Automation
  • Emerging AI Technologies and Sustainability
  • Risk and Change Management
  • Data Governance and Ethics
  • Research Dissertation Supervision

Cybersecurity Area:

  • Security Fundamentals
  • Secure Web Development
  • Cloud Architecture and Security
  • Network Security and Penetration Testing
  • Cryptography and Blockchain
  • AI/ML in Cybersecurity
  • Secure Application Development
  • Malware Analysis
  • Forensics and eDiscovery
  • Business Resilience and Incident Management
  • Research Dissertation Supervision

Cloud Computing Area:

  • Cloud Platform Programming
  • Blockchain Concepts
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Cloud DevOpsSec
  • Fog and Edge Computing
  • Research in Computing
  • Scalable Cloud Programming
  • Cloud Machine Learning
  • Data Governance & Ethics
  • Research Dissertation Supervision

 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 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 the library for reading materials, booklists, and so on. 
  • 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 and 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 such as an MSc in the area of the module that you will lecture in. 
  • 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. 

Visa: If you are from a country that is outside the European Economic Area (the EU, plus Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein), the UK or Switzerland, you need permission to work in Ireland

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 both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI1014 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 18th April 2024. 

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to an Associate Faculty member 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 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.

Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended

Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

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.

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.


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.

Sharing of your data

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.


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.


Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.

Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

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

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority

Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800

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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