Lecturer in Educational Leadership Maynooth University Ireland

Maynooth University
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The Maynooth University (National University of Ireland Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with approximately 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of Education
Lecturer in Educational Leadership

The Maynooth University Department of Education is a dynamic and growing department committed to developing innovative educational ideas, school-university partnerships, and close links with the community. It has 13 full-time staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to approximately 900 students, based on its research strengths in: Pedagogy and Innovative Educational Practice; Identity, Social Justice and Inclusion in Education; Human Development and Wellbeing. It offers Initial Teacher Education for post-primary teachers through the Professional Master of Education, the Bachelor of Science with Education, and the Bachelor of Mathematics with Education. Its postgraduate offerings focus on professional programmes in Leadership (Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management – Future Leaders) and School Guidance Counselling, as well as offering a range of M.Ed. options, a professional EdD with Specialisms (Educational Leadership and Teacher Education) and a PhD programme. It is home to the TL21 Research & Professional Development Programme, and to the cross-departmental Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. The Department is also linked to the new Research Centre on Public Education and Pedagogy. The Department is seeking to recruit a number of academic posts in the near future to build on its reputation and increase its capacity for growth at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Role

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Educational Leadership. The candidate should have experience in leading research and securing funding for projects involving issues of diversity and equality as well as school and community-based leadership initiatives. The candidate should demonstrate a familiarity with various strands of leadership, teacher involvement in leadership and leadership policy at the national and international levels.

The preferred candidate will be able to conduct innovative, collaborative research in school-based and community contexts, and demonstrate a track record of contributing to international research. We are seeking someone who exhibits an openness to different cultural contexts and other challenges and who will contribute to a larger team committed to developing aspects of Educational Leadership across our Diploma, Masters and Doctoral offerings. Thus, the candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong collegiality and teamwork.

The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. S/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department, undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s, EdD and PhD students, and work collaboratively in supporting the overall collegial work of the Department. S/he will also be expected to assume some administrative duties where required.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes and the newly formed Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.
For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

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