Lecturer – Agricultural Science, Institute of Technology, Tralee

 
School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
This position may be filled in the academic year 2018/2019 on a fixed term basis or part-time hourly basis in accordance with the requirements of the Institutes of Technology Act 2006.
 
1. Minimum qualifications for appointment to the post on a permanent or contract basis

(a) Appropriate Honours primary degree (second class or higher) in Agricultural Science or equivalent
and
(b) Three years relevant post graduate experience, i.e. three years relevant experience having gained the qualifications at 1(a) above
 
Desirable:
A master’s degree or a PhD in related discipline
Experience in the areas of Soil Science, Crop Science and/or the Circular Bio-economy
 
2. Duties
The Lecturer will play an active role in the academic direction of courses including teaching, research, academic assessment and academic administration. The appointee should carry out such duties as are assigned by management including but not limited to:-
(a) teaching such assigned classes as deemed appropriate by management of the Institute, day or evening, up to 560 hours per annum including supervision of post-graduate students where appropriate;
(b) carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of examinations work and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities;
(c) providing academic input on existing and new courses and course development;
(d) engaging in research, consultancy and development work as appropriate;
(e) participating in committees appropriate to courses and meetings convened by management;
(f) maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by management;
(g) engaging in promotion including student recruitment as appropriate;
(h) participating in development, implementation and maintenance of academic quality assurance arrangements;
(i) participating in appropriate activities necessary to the development of their department / school and the Institute;
(j) directing and supervising the work of Tutor/Demonstrator and taking academic responsibility for the academic standards of this work.
 
The appointee shall carry out the lawful instructions of the President or Authorized Officer and comply with the requirements and regulations of the Minister for Education and Skills.
 
The performance of these duties will require attendance in addition to class contact hours during the normal working week.
 
3. Salary
The salary scale as at 01/01/2018 for Lecturer per annum is:
Point 1   €55,153   Point 6    €73,320
Point 2   €57,693   Point 7    €75,596
Point 3   €66,548   Point 8    €77,857
Point 4   €68,799   Point 9    €80,115
Point 5   €71,055   Point 10  €82,386
Point 11   €84,649
 
4. Citizenship Requirement
Candidates should note that eligibility to compete for posts is open to citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or to non-EEA nationals with a valid work permit. The EEA consists of the Member States of the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Swiss citizens under EU agreements may also apply.
 
5. The Interview Process
If invited to interview, applicants will be assessed at the interview under the following criteria
Qualifications
Experience/Achievements to date
Communications & Pedagogical Skills
Professional & Personal Development/Potential
Knowledge of and interest in Higher Education Sector
Team Working and Organisational Skills
– In addition, candidates will be invited to make a short presentation on a nominated topic.
 
6. IMPORTANT NOTES
Application Form:

Please ensure that full information is given on qualifications etc and that the information is accurate and corresponds to the original transcript of qualifications. Please note that any misstatement will result in disqualification.

Note the declaration to be ticked at the end of the application form.

Screening and short-listing takes place only on the basis of information submitted on the official application form.

There is an appeals process in place whereby applicants can appeal the decision of the screening process within 10 days of the letter advising them of the decision at the screening stage.

Please ensure that those you nominate as referees are contacted by you and will be able to supply a reference without delay if requested.

Further information on the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is available on the ITT website.

Latest date for receipt of completed application forms to the Human Resources Office is 12.00 noon on Friday 6th July 2018

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Appointments will be subject to Garda vetting.

The Institute operates an online recruitment system. All applications must be made via the IT Tralee eRecruitment system.
 
Interview:

Interviews will be held in Tralee.

The Institute regrets that it cannot pay expenses for candidates attending interviews for this post(s) or for taking up the position, if appointed.
 
General:
The information given in this document is of a general information nature only and should not be taken as contractual.
The Human Resources Office, Institute of Technology, Tralee, Co Kerry
Telephone: +353 66 714 5613Web Site: http://www.ittralee.ie/,
Email: humanresources@ittralee.ie
 

IT Tralee is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Updated: 21st September 2018 — 9:48 am