Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth – Department of English

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The Maynooth University (National University of Ireland Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with approximately 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of English
Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer
(One Year Contract)

The Department of English has sixteen full-time members of staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, based on its research strengths in British, Irish and other modern literatures in a vibrant learning environment. The study of Anglophone literatures across the early modern and modern period has long been at the forefront of the mission of the Department of English and these areas of teaching and research are constantly in strong demand from students at all levels. The Department offers BA programmes in English and Anglophone literatures and a new taught MA programme in Literatures of Engagement.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in English. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Candidates should have a specialism in Irish Writing of the Twentieth- and/or Twenty-First Centuries, with an ability to teach across a broad range of the undergraduate curriculum.

The appointee will be expected to have a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy, including affiliating to the Research Institutes, and where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies