Lectureship in Law & Irish

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Lectureship in Law and Irish

Lectureship in Law & Irish

The Department of Law at University College Cork has established itself as a leader in legal education in Ireland, with a record of providing innovation and excellence in legal education and research, including a contribution to policy development and society.

The BCL (Law & Irish) programme is a four-year specialist niche programme, attracting high calibre applicants since its introduction 10 years ago. The course produces very well qualified graduates in both the disciplines of Law and the Irish language. The BCL (Law and Irish) programme is designed to combine a strong grounding in Irish Law and in the Irish language, including advanced oral and written work, knowledge of literature, culture and institutions, and analytical and interpretative skills. The appointment of a dedicated member of staff in Law to develop and facilitate the enhancement of the curriculum and placement of the BCL (Law & Irish) students is essential for expansion of this resource-intensive programme.

Applications are invited for a three-year fixed term College Lecturer (Law & Irish) contract in the Department of Law with requirements regarding Irish language as follows:

  • The appointee must be a fluent Irish speaker
  • He/she should ideally have a research interest in law and the Irish language and/or language rights.

Once appointed, this lecturer’s duties will include providing law modules through the Irish language.  These modules will be made available to BCL (Law and Irish) students and to other undergraduate and postgraduate students.  It is anticipated that this appointment will also serve to inculcate a culture of the Irish language among academic staff generally and that this will ultimately encourage development of the availability of more modules through Irish by academic staff.  The appointee will also be expected to work closely with the Department of Irish with regard to placements and the development of the programme.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Caroline Fennell, Head of Department of Law, Email: c.fennell@ucc.ie

Further information on the Department can be found online on www.ucc.ie/law

Salary Scale [new entrants]: €36,500 - €59,293

Closing Date: Friday 5th September 2008

Application forms are available HERE and must be completed and returned to:

Department of Human Resources, University College Cork.
Tel: + 353 21 4902671/ Email:
recruitment@per.ucc.ie / Fax + 353 21 4276995

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer.

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