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UCC Futures: Sustainability


Apply for one of the 27 posts in the area of Sustainability across the environmental sciences, engineering, business and law and help us build our sustainable future.

Applications Open

Applications are now sought for 27 positions in the Sustainability area across the schools and disciplines of Science, Engineering, Food, Business and Law. 

These academic posts are a key part of the second phase of the UCC Futures recruitment programme. Building on UCC's existing significant expertise and capacity in the area of Sustainability, 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. 

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

What is UCC Futures - Sustainability?

The greatest global challenge of our time is finding sustainable solutions for the world’s growing population, balancing the need for economic development with our limited natural resources. Achieving a balance between people, profit and planet requires us to find equitable and just solutions to the problems of climate change, hunger, poverty and social and health disparities among the world’s populations. The complexity of the global sustainability challenge requires experts from multiple disciplines and sectors to collaborate in new and reimagined ways.

UCC believes that to solve these sustainability challenges, we need creative, inter-disciplinary solutions, driven by an innovative and holistic approach. Through our existing programme of transdisciplinary research, we are generating new knowledge, developing technologies and tools and contributing to services and policies that facilitate a just transition that is economically prosperous and socially inclusive, while protecting our natural environment.

We invite you to join us on the next phase of this important and impactful journey of discovery with UCC Futures - Sustainability.

Green University

Green University

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Sustainability

Sustainability

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Environmental Research

Environmental Research

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Collaboration

Collaboration

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About UCC Futures

UCC Futures is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy across ten indicative areas of strategic importance that will build a foundation for economic, societal and cultural resilience and prosperity.

Our Vision

University College Cork (UCC) is committed to continually strengthening its research and academic excellence. UCC Futures enables a dynamic enhancement of research, support of innovation and translation of research to tangible solutions to address emerging societal needs and global grand challenges, to secure a better future for all.

UCC Futures is one of a number of measures that will support our society to thrive and to secure a sustainable future for all.

Professor John O'Halloran

President of UCC

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UCC Futures….will inspire, engage and enable our researchers to create the future.

Professor John F. Cryan

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UCC

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Cork is ranked as one of Europe’s top eight ‘ideal cultural and creative cities’ by the European Commission

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Cork is widely regarded as the food capital of Ireland with more than 350 artisan producers located throughout the City and County

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UCC Futures - Sustainability

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