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UCC Futures - Children

Launching in early 2024

About UCC Futures - Children

UCC Futures - Children brings together University College Cork’s longstanding tradition of pioneering research with and about children and our commitment to scholarship that has a meaningful impact on their lives. This initiative unites research excellence across leading research centres that include the Irish Centre for Maternal & Child Health Research (INFANT), the Institute of Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) and the Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law, and the schools of Sociology & Criminology, Applied Psychology, Education, Law, Medicine, Public Health, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Applied Social Studies and Paediatrics & Child Health.

With the establishment of UCC Futures – Children, our mission is to establish UCC as a globally recognised leader in interdisciplinary research that has a meaningful impact on the lives of children. We commit to a wide-ranging research agenda, from child health to child justice, including the needs of vulnerable and marginalised children. Our vision is to unite UCC’s diverse and collaborative community of researchers, across all disciplines and career stages, around our commitment to innovative, child-centred research that addresses the most pressing social challenges affecting children’s lives.

Our research has impact in local communities, where children live. Through our international collaborations, UCC Futures – Children also has global reach through our extensive network of partnerships with fellow researchers, agencies and funding bodies around the world. At UCC Futures – Children, we aim to develop new specialist graduate programmes, reflecting our research expertise, and to attract leading scholars from around the world to study, visit and work with us.

Come work with us

Applications are currently sought for a number of positions that support the ambitions of UCC Futures - Children.

These academic posts are a key part of the next phase of the UCC Futures recruitment programme. Building on UCC's existing significant expertise and capacity across the social sciences, this programme of recruitment will drive a creative, inclusive, and interdisciplinary approach to this area and provide transformative leadership that will further enhance UCC's outstanding research and research-informed teaching.

Applications are particularly welcome from those with a disruptive and transformative research focus.

Explore the posts below for more information on the posts and who to contact for informal enquiries for each.

UCC Futures - Children