Lecturer in Computing - Assistant Professor
Naional College of Ireland - Dean of the School of Computing


Lecturer in Computing - 5 roles

National College of Ireland's School of Computing are hiring 5 lecturers in computing on a permanent basis.


Purpose of Position

The key functions of these positions are to teach on a range of programmes in our School of Computing, develop academic programmes and programme-related materials, and to carry out research in the specified areas. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in Computer Science. The current positions are in areas of data science, cybersecurity, financial technologies, computing, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

The School of Computing is one of the largest Schools of Computing in Ireland with academic programmes that are at the leading edge of industry requirements within an innovation-intensive environment. Our School faculty is strongly focussed on applied research across different aspects of computer science, with current involvement in a number of EC Horizon 2020 projects in technology-enhanced learning, cloud computing, and big data. Additionally, the School has strong industry links, is a part of Dublin Regional Innovation consortium, and encourages inventions, patents and spinouts.

Reporting to:

Dean of the School of Computing

Key Relationships:

  • Dean/Vice-Dean of School of Computing
  • Faculty/Programme Directors
  • Computing Support Tutor
  • Programme Co-ordinators
  • Students

Key Responsibilities:


  • Actively participate in the School's teaching provisions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervise and mark student research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Attend committees and meetings appropriate to School programmes.
  • Engage in the assessment processes of the College including setting and marking examinations and assignments as well as attending assessment boards and liaising with external examiners.

Programme Development

  • Assist in the development of existing and new programmes. This may involve drafting submission documents, writing new modules and/or revising existing ones, liaising with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing, and reviewing complete programmes.

Research & Innovation

  • Carry out research and innovation activities relevant to College priorities, consistently publishing findings in peer-reviewed high impact journals and reputable international conferences and fostering foreground knowledge activities such as innovation disclosures, patents, software development, etc.
  • Pursue funded research projects, consultancy endeavours, and development work as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in the conception and development of project proposals aligned with the School’s research interests to attract external research and innovation funds from external entities such as Enterprise Ireland, EC Horizon 2020, SFI, etc.


  • Act as Programme Director for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Dean of School.
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees as requested.
  • Represent the College at exhibitions, open days, recruitment trips, industry engagements, and other external events.
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
  • Carry out administrative and other duties as deemed necessary by the Dean of School.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of National College of Ireland.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • PhD in Computing, Informatics, Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Statistics, Financial Technologies, Business Computing/technologies or related areas. In exceptional circumstances, the College reserves the right to appoint a candidate with an MSc qualification who is in the final stage of PhD submission.
  • The candidate should be able to teach the technical/practical areas of the subject area.
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level will be highly advantageous.
  • Established track record of research achievement as evidenced by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor and reputable international conferences is desirable.
  • Evidence of research funding (Academic II).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

The current positions are in areas of data science, cybersecurity, financial technologies, computing, Business computing, cloud computing, artificial intelligence.


The appointment will be to Academic I Salary Band €36,180 - €54,270 or Academic II Salary Band €52,260 - €78,390

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; academic experience; research output and funding. The candidates for Academic 1 and Academic II will be screened against different criteria.

Annual Leave:

34 days per annum


Full-time, 2 x permanent/ 2 x 3 year Fixed term


Full-time, 35 hours per week

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting reference number: NCI 0844 to: recruitment-cdolan@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, Shortlisting will take place of applications received by 18th October 2019 and would continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted during Oct 2019.

Your CV must include the following:

  • Your Subjects/Grades/Years achieved in your Secondary Education
  • Your Subjects/Grades/Years achieved in your Third Level Education
  • Citizenship/Work Permit status

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to a Lecturer in the School of Computing are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings aretreated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College.

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

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