UCD College of Social Science and Law
Professor/Full Professor of Geography
UCD School of Geography (Permanent
University College Dublin is seeking to fill the role of
Professor/ Full Professor of Geography to offer leadership to the
School in its goal to grow its research, teaching, and
international engagement. This is a permanent full-time
Professor/Full Professor role in UCD School of Geography.
UCD is listed in the top 1% of universities worldwide and
Geography is ranked within the top 100 in the latest QS World
University subject rankings. We are part of a research-intensive
university that is home to a wide range of disciplines organised
into Colleges. Geography is within the College of Social Sciences
and Law, which incorporates the allied fields of Archaeology,
Economics, Education, Information and Communication Studies,
Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Social
Work and Social Justice.
Geography is a popular undergraduate subject and its vibrant
undergraduate syllabus contributes to both the 3-year BA and 4-year
BSc degree programmes. We have several MA and MSc courses that
reflect the interests of faculty (MA Geography, MA Geopolitics, MSc
Global South, MSc Urban Environment and MSc Geospatial Analytics).
These draw on academics within the School, College and University,
in addition to expertise from non-academic practitioners. We have a
vibrant research Masters and PhD community, many of whom are funded
through prestigious scholarships. We have a GIS lab that is used
primarily for teaching, a map library with a significant Irish
collection and a GIS research lab.
There are currently 12 academic staff in Geography with
interests in physical, human and environmental geographies. Our
ideal candidate is an academic with an ambitious agenda for
Geography at UCD. The appointee will have a demonstrated record of
collaborative work and collegiality, will enhance UCD Geography's
national and international reputation, contribute to research and
teaching, drive graduate recruitment and development, mentor junior
academic staff and provide leadership within the university and the
Applicans should note, areas of research in the School reflect
the interests of academic staff in aspects of physical, human and
environmental geographies. Currently these are
organised into three thematic areas: Geopolitics, economies and
space; Societies, landscapes and power and; Environmental change.
These encompass research on EU governance, the design and
management of the urban environment, GIS and environmental impact
analyses, planetary geomorphology, postcolonial studies,
sustainable development in the Global South and social justice. The
focus of this work is both Irish and international and in many
instances is linked to policy development.
Candidates with appropriate expertise in any area of Geography
will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to
assume the responsibilities of head of school on appointment. The
head of school role is typically held for 3-5 years with the
possibility of reappointment.
Note: It is envisaged interviews for this post
will take place weeks beginning 21 or 28 May
95 Professor (2010) Salary Scale: €83,800 to
€111,159 per annum. (Or)
95 Full Professor C (2010) Salary Scale:
€114,740 to €140,961 per annum.
Appointment will be made on the appropriate Scale, and in
accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.
Closing Date: 17:00hrs (local Irish Time) on
Friday 20th April 2018
Prior to application, further information (including
application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job
Vacancies website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and
time specified. Any applications which are still in
progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the
specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the
system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
Hours of work for academic
staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For
further information please visit: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf