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Ad Astra Early Career Fellowships (EXPIRED)

School of Philosophy, UCD, University College Dublin

Job category Postdoc or similar / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Areas relevant to the research and teaching interests of UCD School of Philosophy
AOC Areas relevant to the research and teaching interests of UCD School of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number 011317
Location Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Start date September 1, 2019 or soon thereafter
Job description

The principal duties and responsibilities attached to this post will be:

• Engage actively in research and scholarly activity and disseminate the results of research through
publication in international peer-reviewed academic journals and by other appropriate means
• Supervise and manage student research projects and supervise postdoctoral researchers
• Engage actively in initiatives to successfully attract research funding
• Engage in the development of interdisciplinary research initiatives

• Teach selected undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses as may be assigned by the Head of School.
• Supervise undergraduate and taught Masters research projects
• Engage in programme and curriculum design and review
• Design and implement a range of appropriate methods of teaching and assessment
• Provide academic counselling and advice to students

• Contribute to the academic life of the School, College and University and to the wider educational
• Support student recruitment activities
• Undertake other such duties as directed by the Head of School in line with the contract of employment.

Selection Criteria:

The applicant is required to:

• Hold a PhD in Philosophy awarded by a recognised Institute;

• Research in an area that strengthens or strategically complements the existing research profile of the School of Philosophy. 

• Have a high-quality publication record commensurate with the stage of their career;

• Be committed to high-quality university-level teaching, learning and student support

• Possess excellent communication and presentation skills;

• Demonstrate how they can positively contribute to fostering an inclusive environment and a level of awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion. © UCD Human Resources Ad Astra Fellow

How to apply
Application type Online
Early career philosophers are invited to apply to UCD's Ad Astra fellowship scheme. The scheme will run on annual basis for 5 years, each year approximately 65 positions will be available across the various Schools in UCD. The fellowships run for 5 years with permanency review period after 4 years. The scheme is highly competitive and is intended for recent PhDs with a proven track record of publication and funding success. Applications will consist of a cover letter, in which the applicant will describe how their academic interests fit with those of UCD School of Philosophy, a complete CV including all research publications and research grants to date together with any submitted forthcoming publications and the names and contact details of three potential referees. The deadline for the 2019 scheme is April 22. Further similar rounds will be advertised in the course of the next 4 academic years.
Web address to apply https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/adastra/applicationan...
Hard deadline April 22, 2019, 5:00pm IST
Web address for more information https://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/
Contact name Maria Baghramian
Contact email
Time created March 27, 2019, 5:03pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 22, 2019, 5:00pm IST
Expired on April 23, 2019, 5:46pm IST
Last updated June 23, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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This is a university-wide scheme repeatable on annual basis for 5 years.