30 Aug 2016

The School of Pharmacy UCC invites applications from suitably qualified individuals with relevant experience who are interested in tutoring and/or lecturing on an hourly occasional part-time basis (i.e. not exceeding 6-8 hours per week) for the 2016-17 academic year. 

The School of Pharmacy currently has over 300 students on undergraduate and postgraduate full and part-time programmes, some of which are unique in Ireland. Our student body is diverse with increasing numbers of students from mature years, part-time, non-traditional entry and international cohorts. Programmes combine traditional pharmacy curricula with a focus on placement and:

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Clinical Practice


The School wishes to establish a panel of occasional part-time lecturers and tutors to support full-time staff in the delivery (including teaching and examining) of programmes for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic year.

The hourly rates of pay for lecturing /tutoring for 2016-17 are: €40.98 per hour (Lecturing), €22 per hour (Tutoring) and €16.34 per hour (Demonstrating).

Interested individuals should submit a CV and cover letter detailing:

  • Qualifications
  • Contact details of two referees
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Areas of expertise/interest (with reference to the areas above)
  • Days and times of availability to teach


to the School of Pharmacy by 5pm on Friday 23rd September 2016. 

Applications may be submitted by post or email to:


Ms Anne Burke,

School Manager,

School of Pharmacy

Cavanagh Pharmacy Building,

University College Cork


Email:  Phone: +353 (0)21 4901661

School of Pharmacy

Part-time academic staff 2016-17


Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a Degree in Pharmacy or a related discipline with relevant professional pharmaceutical experience in industry, community or hospital setting.
  • Expertise in those subject areas in which we require tutors across the breath of pharmacy based subject matter (e.g. pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, clinical practice).

Desirable Criteria

  • Relevant third level teaching experience in pharmacy
  • Teaching qualification
  • Demonstrate interest in innovative teaching methods and research led teaching
  • An appreciation of the changing needs of students and of School
  • Familiarity with relevant teaching technology
  • Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Commitment to the quality of the student experience
  • Experience of the examinations process including setting and marking of exam papers

Particulars of post

  • To teach and examine on existing courses at undergraduate (day and evening) and postgraduate level;
  • Part-time academic staff will be required to attend the School of Pharmacy Tutor Briefing Session which will be held at the beginning of each semester, and any other meetings/exam board committees as directed by the Head of School.

The above is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake any such duties as may reasonably be expected.  All staff are required to be reliable, flexible and co-operative and professional within the needs of the post and the School, College and University.

School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork