Apr 25 2017 Posted: 13:09 IST






Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies


Political Science and Sociology

Post Title & Subject Area

Lecturer Below the Bar, Women’s Studies

Post Duration



Below the Bar

Contract Type

Type B

Reports to

Head of School



Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer (Below the Bar) Women’s Studies in the School of Political Science and Sociology at NUI Galway. The post holder will have primary responsibilities for teaching, assessment, supervision and programme coordination relating to the MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights; a planned BA in Equality, Diversity and Advocacy, a minor in Gender Studies and related teaching in gender and organisation studies; and supervision of gender-focused PhD research. The Lecturer in Women’s Studies will also contribute to teaching of gender, equality and diversity dimensions of taught programmes delivered in conjunction with other disciplines and Schools, such as the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics. The School is, in particular, interested in developing gender programmes in a work setting.

The post requires enthusiastic commitment to the discipline and active contribution to knowledge in the post-holder’s field through publishing and disseminating high quality research outputs.

The Centre for Global Women’s Studies offers innovative, interdisciplinary, taught programmes that combine women’s and gender studies with sociology, politics, applied social sciences and other cognate disciplines, as well as coordination with other Schools and Colleges engaged in teaching and research related to gender, equality and diversity. Teaching programmes are research-led and practice-oriented, involving cooperation with a range of external partners and agencies across governmental, non-governmental, community and business sectors. Graduates are equipped for employment in advocacy, communications, policy and research roles and for further study/research in areas related to advancing equality, diversity, development and human rights. The post of Lecturer in Women’s Studies requires active collegiate and community contribution in the School, College and University to bring the benefits of the discipline to the wider university and community.  The Lecturer in Women’s Studies will play a central role in further developing the scope and impact of the teaching, research, and wider contributions of the Centre for Global Women’s Studies in the School, College and University. 

The School of Political Science and Sociology is one of the largest academic units in the university, hosting more than 1,000 students. In addition to a growing suite of BA programmes, the School currently offers four taught Master’s programmes and supports a vibrant PhD research community. All Staff in the School are engaged in research and publication in one or more of the following domains, in which events, seminars and conferences are organised each year: Centre for Global Women’s Studies; Governance and Sustainable Development Cluster; Power, Conflict and Ideologies Cluster; UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and the Social Science Research Centre.  Cooperation and collaboration is encouraged across the School’s research domains and beyond the School with related research institutes (ILAS, Moore Institute, Whitaker Institute) and the Gender ARC research network at NUI Galway.   

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Anne Byrne (Anne.Byrne@nuigalway.ie )

cc Gillian Browne (Gillian.Browne@nuigalway.ie)

Additional information on the Discipline is available at: Centre for Global Women's Studies - NUI Galway


€37,230 to €57,782 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy)

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on  1st June 2017.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available atwww.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.