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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Lecturer below the bar (Tenure Track) in Health or Social Psychology

16.07.2021, by Tina Keil

University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Application deadline: July 27th, 2021

Logo: University of Limerick
Logo: University of Limerick

The Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick are inviting applications for a Lecturer below the bar (Tenure Track) in Health or Social Psychology.

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 16,300 students and 1, 700 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensure that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our undergraduate and postgraduate students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

Overall purpose of the job

  • The successful candidate is expected to:
  • Teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level on accredited psychology programmes.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research.
  • Strengthen the department’s research profile in one or more of the following areas: health psychology, social psychology.
  • Undertake administrative tasks associated with an academic position.

Job qualifications

  • Primary degree (Level 8 NFQ) in psychology.
  • Doctoral degree (Level 10 NFQ) in psychology or a cognate discipline.

Essential Criteria

  • Primary degree (Level 8 NFQ) in psychology.
  • Doctoral degree (Level 10 NFQ) in psychology or a cognate discipline.
  • Experience and skills in teaching in psychology in a third-level institution.
  • Experience in supervision of students in undergraduate and/or postgraduate curriculum in psychology.
  • Evidence of teaching experience in research methods and health or social psychology.
  • Research aligned with or complementing current research strengths of the department.
  • Evidence of publishing in journals indexed in the Web of Science (ISI journals).
  • Experience in undertaking administrative and academic tasks associated with an academic position.

Desirable Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate good teamwork and administrative skills.
  • Consolidate and augment the teaching profile of the Department of Psychology with an ability to offer teaching in research methods, health psychology, and social psychology.
  • Conduct research and publish in high-quality academic peer-reviewed journals in health or social psychology.
  • Engage in collaborative research within the department and the faculty and university.
  • Demonstrate potential and plans to attract external national and international research funding to support research in psychology.

Contract Type: Tenure Track (five-year fixed term). During the term of the contract, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Tenure Track Academic Staff

Salary Scale: €40,599 - €55,818 p.a.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 27th July 2021. Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date. Please email if you experience any difficulties.

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