Lecturer in Applied Psychology; Early Years and Childhood Studies

University College Cork

Lecturer in Applied Psychology (Early Years & Childhood Studies programme)

Permanent Whole Time Post

This post is being recruited as part of UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures .
UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures is re-imagining and addressing the complex and intertwined societal, environmental and political challenges faced across the world. These include social and gender-based inequalities, geopolitical shifts, migration, health and climate change and the urgent need to foster a more caring and liveable world for all. The imperative to develop more collective and social visions of the future is more pressing than ever. By driving innovative, critical, theoretical, participatory and community-engaged research, UCC Futures – Collective Social Futures will foster excellence in social research to understand, re-envision and enact our collective social futures.

UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Applied Psychology. Applicants with a proven commitment to excellence in teaching and research in developmental psychology/early years and childhood studies would be welcome. In line with the University’s strategic objective as a research led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the University, the discipline and the community. Reporting to the Head of School, the successful candidate will be expected to: develop research compatible with one of the key thematic research areas of the school, People and Technology, Mental Health and Wellbeing, or Healthy Development and Aging; teach on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research; and contribute to the collegial functioning of the School. The ideal candidate will make a strong research-led contribution to the psychology component of the Early Years and Childhood Studies Programme in UCC.

Applicants must have eligibility for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland or British Psychological Society (e.g. have an accredited Psychology degree) and hold a doctoral qualification.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Carol Linehan, Head of School, Email: carol.linehan@ucc.ie or +353 21 4904608. For further information on the School see http://www.ucc.ie/en/apsych/.

Appointment may be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale (above the bar): €72,602 - €94,024(Scale B) / €69,075 - €89,321 (Scale A).

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to uccfuturesrecruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on 29th June 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University

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Close Date : 29-Jun-2023 12:00