Assistant Professor in Education, Tenure Track Contract* (Intellectual Disability and Inclusion)

Trinity College Dublin
$35,509.00 - $50,410.00
Jan 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 to €86,247 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point 8 [€50,410].


The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities is at the forefront of promoting the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in education, work and society. Based in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, the Centre has been transforming the possibilities open to people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland through its innovative education model and partnerships with key stakeholders in the education and business world.


To support the further development of this work, Trinity’s School of Education, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Education on a tenure track contract. The successful candidate will further the mission of the School, including leading our academic programme for people with intellectual disabilities. Equally importantly, the successful candidate will conduct a programme of research relating to intellectual disabilities and inclusion in education.


Our Graduates demonstrate the drive, potential and possibility of what a truly inclusive education environment can bring.  This exciting tenure-track position will be pivotal in empowering others to follow in their footsteps and to reshape the education context in Ireland and elsewhere, to allow those with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to transition towards fuller participation in life and society.


Closing date for applications is 12 noon (GMT), 31st January 2021.


*This position is a Tenure Track position which is 5 years in the first instance, permanency is subject to satisfying the tenure requirements.


Please visit the Trinity College Vacancies page to view a full job description and to apply.


Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to teaching, research and administration within the School through the following activities:

  • Lead and support the Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice (ASIAP). This will involve taking a lead role in student recruitment, teaching on the programme, coordinating the work of full-time and part-time colleagues within the School of Education, and engaging with quality assurance procedures.
  • Engage in teaching, assessment and ongoing review and development of existing ASIAP modules as well as those related to inclusive education.
  • Contribute to teaching on other programmes in the School, such as the Professional Master of Education (PME), Master in Education (M.Ed.), Doctor of Education (D.Ed). and Structured PH.D.
  • Contribute to the supervision of masters and doctoral research students.
  • Support the School’s broad research profile by participating in School research activities and promoting the School’s research activities internally and externally
  • Publishing work of international merit in leading referred journals and/or publications of equal standing
  • Active participation in research funding procurement nationally and internationally.
  • Take the lead in broadening engagement with relevant national and international stakeholders including policy makers, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the area of Intellectual Disability and Inclusion in the context of education.
  • Assist with the academic administration of the School.

Commensurate with the School’s high profile in policy, research and outreach it is expected that the successful applicant will:

  • Contribute to the research agendas of the TCPID, the School of Education and of Trinity. The School is particularly interested in research that is interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Initiate new research projects, as well as collaborate on existing research activities.
  • Develop a high profile in the context of national and international outreach and policy.
  • Generate funding to support research endeavours.