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(Professional Development in Adult Guidance Counselling and Reflective Practice)

Three-year Contract

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as an Assistant Professor / Lecturer in the Department of Adult and Community Education.  Candidates should have a Doctorate in Adult and Community Education (or cognate area) or be nearing completion of their Doctorate. The preferred candidate will develop and deliver pedagogies and reflective practices in Adult Education and Adult Guidance Counselling for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme delivery, including options of in-person, eLearning, and blended learning. They will develop CPD and micro credentials programmes in Adult Guidance Counselling including psychometric assessments, employment, and labour market guidance.

They will create networks across the Adult Guidance Counselling sector with a view to influencing national policy and practice on Lifelong Guidance

Candidates will have a proven record of teaching, research, and publication, appropriate to career stage.

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. 

Principal Duties

Teaching and Supervision:

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching duties are assigned by the Head of the Department. The duties will include:

  • Teaching and assessing students at undergraduate level. This may include lecturing, tutoring, leading practical learning activities, project supervision, and setting, supervising and grading assessments;
  • Teaching, supervising and assessing postgraduate students, including lecturing, leading seminars and other learning activities, supervision of student research activities, and setting, supervising and grading assessments;
  • Enhancing and innovating in teaching and assessment practice;
  • Contributing as required, to the assurance and enhancement of teaching quality;
  • Outreach and promotional activities and the recruitment and selection of undergraduate and post-graduate students;
  • Developing and enhancing the curriculum;
  • Designing and delivering of new courses.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see reference number 015701 on the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

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