Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to teach Economics 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.

Reporting to:

Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Business

Key Relationships:

  • Dean School of Business
  • Vice Deans for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies
  • Faculty in the School
  • Students both full and part-time
  • Associate Faculty 
  • Programme Co-ordinators

Key Responsibilities:


  • Lecture to students within the School of Business in the area of Economics to include postgraduate, undergraduate, certificate and diploma degrees.  
  • To design, undertake and mark all assessment related to teaching.
  • To interact with colleagues, both internal and external, in relation to assessment moderation.
  • Facilitate tutorials associated with lectures and guide Teaching Assistants with the preparation and delivery of those tutorials where appropriate.
  • To provide feedback on project work, research work and dissertations both orally and in writing when required.
  • Provide a professional support to students in their learning activities.
  • Supervise research projects/ dissertations.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development.
  • Participate in committees appropriate to courses.
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangements.
  • Liaise with library regarding reading material and booklists etc.
  • Develop new and existing course material, using new learning technology and delivery mechanisms as required.

Programme Development

  • Assist in the development of existing programmes and new programmes. This may involve drafting submission documents, liaison with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing and reviewing programmes.
  • Preparation for teaching an all other work related activity including tutorials associated with lectures.


  • Carry out scholarly and/or industry research relevant to College activities including regular publications and presentations.
  • Actively seek external funding to support the research interests of the School. 

External Bodies

  • Seek to promote and engage with external bodies with regard to exemptions from professional examinations for students and ongoing professional development.  


  • Assist in the development of the School of Business.
  • Act as programme director for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Dean of the School of Business.
  • Participate in College meetings as appropriate. 
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees as requested. 
  • 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. 

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A PhD is a requirement of the role however candidates who are approaching the final stage of their PhD may be considered for the post.    
  • Evidence of lecturing experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels desirable.
  • A demonstrated publication record, ideally with at least one publication ranked by Association of Business Schools (ABS) at 3 star level or equivalent.
  • Supervision experience to at least masters level (taught programmes).
  • Industry experience desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, time management and PC skills.
  • Self- starter with the ability to work independently.


Academic II - €53,836- €80,759

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


Permanent post


Full time 35 hours per week

Annual Leave: 

34 days per annum

Application Process: 

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting reference number: 0978 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, Monday 23rd May 2022. 

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


The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Lecturer in Economics 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.

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer 

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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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.

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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.

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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.


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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