Lecturer in Science Education Maynooth University Ireland

Maynooth University
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Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 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 Science Education

 (Permanent)

 

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Science Education whose research and experience focuses on Science and/or Mathematics Education curriculum and pedagogy at the post primary level. We particularly encourage applications from those whose research interests in Science and/or Mathematics Education are located in one or more of the following areas: curriculum studies, classroom pedagogy, and assessment. 

The preferred candidate will be able to conduct innovative research in school-based contexts, and demonstrate a commitment to conducting national and international research and publishing in leading Science Education and/or Mathematics Education journals. 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, the supervision of Master’s and Doctoral students (both EdD and PhD) as well as conducting placement supervision. The appointee will also be able to work collaboratively in supporting the collegial work of the Department and to assume some administrative duties for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematics with Education programmes.

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. 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • A Doctorate in Science Education, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Studies or other related areas in Education;
  • A strong academic record in teaching and research;
  • A record of scholarly work and publication of international quality, demonstrating potential to become a significant contributor in their field;
  • Experience of and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, programme development and academic innovation;
  • Experience supervising graduate research students;
  • Experience of, and commitment to, working in an interdisciplinary setting;
  • Good administrative, organisational, teamwork and communication skills.

 

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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