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Job ID: 134282

University College Cork

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2019
University University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Department School of Applied Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Psychology - General

Senior Lecturer

School of Applied Psychology
College of Arts Celetic Studies and Social sciences
Permanent Whole-time Posts

UCC wishes to appoint two senior academics to the School of Applied Psychology, one at Senior Lecturer level and the other at Professor (Scale 2) level. These posts represent an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued success of an energetic, community-facing, growth-oriented school.

The successful candidates will have strong research track records that relate to one of the research themes in which the School of Applied Psychology is active and which it is keen to develop: Healthy Development and Ageing, Mental Health and Wellbeing, People and Technology. One of the posts will be reserved for a candidate with expertise in or related to Human-Computer Interaction who will play a key role in developing our new degree in Psychology and Computing, building the People and Technology research group, and attracting research funding in the area. The second post can be in any of the three research strands and will also involve playing a key role in academic development of that area.

Appointments to the level and area will be decided by the selection committee following the selection process.

Although the School is keen to develop its engagement in interdisciplinary research and teaching, a background in Psychology that meets eligibility criteria for membership of Psychological Society of Ireland/ British Psychological Society is required for course accreditation purposes. This typically means holding a degree in Psychology.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor John McCarthy, Head of School of Applied Psychology, on +353 21 4904502 or by email at For further information on UCC’s School of Applied Psychology, see

Appointment may be made on the following salary scales:

Senior Lectureship Salary Scale: €69,654- €97,612(Scale B)/€67,293- €92,861(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 ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 30th January 2020

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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