Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Natural Science (Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security), Full Time, Permanent at National University of Ireland Galway

Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). The Lecturer will have responsibilities for coordinating, lecturing, supervising research projects and driving student growth, international reputation and global impact of the inter-disciplinary 1 year Master’s degree in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS), in collaboration with the global CCAFS program ( and other partners. The Lecturer will be located within the NUI Galway in School of Natural Sciences within the Botany and Plant Science discipline, and associated with the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC). Candidates with inter-disciplinary research interests and experience in relation to climate change, agriculture and food security research, particularly at the international level (including in developing countries) are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will complement existing expertise within the MScCCAFS program within the School of Natural Sciences, and the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC). The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate the MScCCAFS program, contribute significantly to postgraduate teaching and research activities on the MScCCAFS program, teaching on cognate undergraduate degree pathways within the School of Natural Sciences and supervision and coordination of research projects at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Working closely with the MScCCAFS program committee, she or he will contribute to the administration of the MScCCAFS programmes, including international recruitment, curriculum review and ongoing strategic development of the MScCCAFS program.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to leverage funding to strengthen the MScCCAFS and related programs. The candidate should be willing to travel internationally (including to developing countries) to strengthen links with partners, and to coordinate and supervise research activities of NUI Galway MScCCAFS students working with program partners. Overall, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute via the MScCCAFS program to training and research activities associated within the the School of Natural Sciences and the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC), at NUI Galway.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Charles Spillane, Email or telephone: +353 (0)86 7963624

Additional information on the MScCCAFS and the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC), is available at:


€37,979 to €58,944 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)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Friday, 5th July 2019

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 at

For more information and Application Form please see website: Applications should be submitted online via the Academic Jobs section of the above weblink.

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.