Assistant Lecturer in Politics Position (2-year contract) at Department of Sociology, Maynooth University

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 13:45

The Department of Sociology, incorporating the Centre for the Study of Politics, has a strong international reputation in research, teaching, scholarship and engagement.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as an Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Politics. The position is a two year contract, potentially extendable to a third year contingent on funding.

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 Centre for the Study of Politics in the department, to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, 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. 

Application Instructions: 

Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 9 May 2021

Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:

Applicants must also include:

  • Cover letter, including a brief discussion of your teaching experience and philosophy and your research plans for the coming 1-2 years.
  • CV
  • Copy of one publication (ideally in PDF format).

Full job specifications available here

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. Late applications will not be accepted