Before you can enter employment in UCC you must ensure you have a valid work authorisation and must be able to supply proof of the right to work in Ireland .
EU, EEA and Swiss nationals have the right to work in Ireland, and UCC is obliged by European law to appoint people who are citizens of those countries where possible. Where there is no skills shortage for a particular post, it is highly unlikely that a work authorisation would be granted.
However, university teaching/research posts are exempt from this restriction, as the objective is to secure the most highly qualified candidate from the international academic/research community. There is also a new i nitiative called the "Hosting Agreement Scheme" which enables approved research active organisations such as UCC to recruit researchers from outside the European Economic Area to carry out research in Ireland without the need for a Work Permit or a Green Card.
For information on applying for a work permit see HERE
For information on applying for a hosting agreement see HERE
last updated on 15th December 2008