Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Chemistry

Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Chemistry

National University of Ireland Maynooth

Maynooth, Ireland

The Role

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Chemistry.

The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

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 Department of Chemistry is seeking candidates with the potential to build on the research strengths of the Department in the areas of Sustainable Chemistry/Renewable Energy Chemistry. Areas of Sustainable Chemistry/Renewable Energy Chemistry the Department would be particularly interested in would include photovoltaics, fuel cells, batteries, carbon dioxide capture and storage, and renewable resources. The candidate would be also expected to contribute significantly to curricular developments and design new courses so that the principles of sustainable development are promoted in our taught programmes.

Principal Duties


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.

Research & Scholarship:

Building a research and scholarly profile is an essential part of an academic career. This will include:

  • Conducting research and engaging in scholarship of quality and substance in the discipline;
  • Generating external income or securing resources to support scholarly activity as necessary;
  • Disseminating research and scholarly outcomes through: peer reviewed publication; presentation at national and international conferences; preparation of professional reports; commercialisation; or other appropriate means;
  • Affiliating with a University Research Institute, where appropriate;
  • Building research capacity;
  • Fostering links with other institutions which will benefit both research and teaching at Maynooth University;
  • Integrating research into the teaching curriculum;
  • Supervising research students and post-doctoral fellows.


The academic staff members of the University are critical to achieving the strategic objectives of the University, and as such are required to engage in work that serves the collective strategic needs of the University. This may include:

  • Administrative and service duties;
  • Leading or contributing to strategic projects and initiatives;
  • Contributing to the internationalisation of the university;
  • Outreach and engagement activities;
  • Collaborative work with external partners;
  • Activities to promote the University locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Carrying out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of a Maynooth University academic post.

Administrative and other duties:

This will include:

  • Undertaking administrative tasks within the Department, Faculty and University as required and as assigned by the Head of Department, the Dean or the President;
  • Attending and serving on Departmental, Faculty, Institute and University committees as appropriate;
  • Attending courses and engaging in other activities associated with professional development as appropriate;
  • Complying with all University policies.

The ideal candidate will have

  • A PhD in sustainable chemistry;
  • 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.

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