News 2020

VACANCY: Lectureship in Environmental Science

27 Jan 2020

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in Environmental Science within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, within the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) comprises the academic disciplines of Environmental Science, Geology, Plant Science and Zoology & Ecology. The School is one of the largest in the College of Science and Food Science (SEFS), is highly research active and offers a wide variety of programmes across the disciplines, a number of which are ranked in the top 100-150 in QS subject rankings. It currently offers nine undergraduate programmes including BSc Environmental Science and Dual BSc Environment Science with Environmental Management (with Minzu University of China), three taught MSc programmes including MSc Applied Environmental Geology and MSc Freshwater Quality Monitoring & Assessment (with UNEP GEMS Water), four MRes programmes including MRes Environmental Science, and one Postgraduate Diploma in Freshwater Quality Monitoring & Assessment. The School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and is proactively committed to equality and diversity in the workplace.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a doctorate in Environmental Science or a relevant area, and demonstrate a proven commitment to excellence in teaching and research as evidenced by a scholarly reputation of international standing. S/he is expected to teach short duration modules in Beijing at Minzu University of China as well as in UCC, fulfilling standard overall teaching loads. S/he should develop research compatible with the research agenda of the School, national and EU funding strategies. Freshwater environmental science is a strength in the existing environmental team and there is a need for a Soil Scientist to complement this strength. S/he is expected to have a strong track record of sustained peer-reviewed publications and will have a record of fostering a culture of teaching and research excellence.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Andy Wheeler, Tel: 021 490 4577, Email: Further information on the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences please visit

Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €34,067 - €60,167/€65,758 - €84,550. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 11th February 2020

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person: Prof. Andy Wheeler
Job ID: 039391
Close Date: 11-Feb-2020 12:00
Contact Email:
Contact Number: 021 490 4577


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