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Assistant Lecturer in Tourism Economics and Policy (Permanent Wholetime)
The post will be offered on a permanent wholetime and pensionable basis, subject to the terms of the provisions of the Technological Universities Act 2018.
- Academic delivery of modules.
- Carry out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of portfolio work, student presentations, design projects, examinations work, and provide academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities.
- Provide academic input on existing and new programmes and in programme development.
- Actively engage in research and appropriate scholarly activities.
- Liaise with Professional Bodies and Stakeholders.
- Participate in committees appropriate to courses and meeting convened by Management.
- Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of academic quality assurance arrangements.
- Contribute to future growth and development of the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism and the University.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the appropriate mix of knowledge, experience, skills, talent and abilities as outlined below:
- An appropriate first or second class honours degree in a relevant
discipline from a recognised degree awarding authority or equivalent (Essential)
- A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised degree awarding authority or an approved equivalent qualification ( Desirable)
- A PhD in a relevant area (Desirable)
[Note: Master’s Degrees must have been obtained by thesis/examination]
- Three years’ appropriate experience subsequent to obtaining an honours primary degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Essential)
- The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills both oral and written and be able to communicate effectively with students which is particularly important;
- Candidates should be IT Literate and have a high level of proficiency in MS Office;
- The ideal candidate should be highly motivated;
- Ability to work as part of a team or an as an individual. Commitment to teaching, research and scholarly activity;
- Be flexible and have ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
Skills, talents & abilities
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written and be able to communicate effectively with students which is particularly important.
- Knowledge and experience of working with industry-standard technology, machinery and software.
- Experience of e-learning education management systems such as Brightspace or Blackboard would be an advantage.
- Be flexible and have ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team,
- Be an enthusiastic team player with the ability to network with colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Have passion and enthusiasm for the field of metalworking, metal forming and design for steel fabrication and sheet metalwork and demonstrate an ability to inspire this passion in others.
ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE
Former Public Service employees
Eligibility to compete may be affected where applicants were formerly employed by the Irish Public Service and previously availed of an Irish Public Service Scheme including:
- Incentivised Scheme for Early Retirement (ISER)
- Department of Health and Children Circular (7/2010)
- Collective Agreement: Redundancy Payments to Public Servants
Applicants should ensure that they are not precluded from re-engagement in the Irish Public Service under the terms of such Schemes. This is a non-exhaustive list and any queries should be directed to an applicant’s former Irish Public Service Employer in the first instance.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A full statement of terms and conditions of employment will be given to the successful applicant in accordance with the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001.
The main terms and conditions of employment are as follows:
This post is offered on a permanent wholetime basis.
The successful candidate will initially be based in TU Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street pending the transfer of activities to TU Dublin, Grangegorman.
For further information please see www.dit.ie/grangegorman
The Assistant Lecturer Salary Scale is:
- €43,105 – €53,451
- €38,900 – €53,451 (New Entrants)
Appointments will be made at the appropriate point on the appropriate scale. Salary may be adjusted from time-to-time in line with Government pay policy. Incremental credit may apply in line with University policy.
Hours of work
This is a wholetime post. In addition to teaching hours (up to 18 hours per week), attendance is required from Monday to Friday during the general working hours of the School and College.
The terms of the University’s Staff Induction and Probation Policy may apply.
Assistant Lecturers will progress to the grade of Lecturer on completion of one year’s service after having reached the maximum of the Assistant Lecturer scale subject to a minimum of five years continuous service and meeting TU Dublin progression criteria. An assistant Lecturer with a Ph.D. and relevant research experience may be considered for progression after three years continuous service. If successful such an Assistant Lecturer may be placed on the first point of the Lecturer scale and remain on that point until five years of service has been completed.
Teaching qualifications for newly-appointed Academic staff
Please note that all new academic staff appointed to the TU Dublin assistant Lecturer and Lecturer grades, who do not currently have a teaching qualification or equivalent will be facilitated to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Learning and Teaching offered by the TU Dublin Learning and Teaching Centre.
Annual Leave will be granted in accordance with the collective agreements approved by the Minister for Education and Skills from time to time for whole-time Lecturers.
This is a pensionable post. Specific details of the scheme will be dependent on the successful appointee’s individual status and therefore such details will be provided at the time of appointment.
Applicants should note that they will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Declaration to confirm whether or not they have previously availed of an Irish Public Service Scheme of incentivised early retirement or enhanced redundancy payment. Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Irish Public Service employment.
This appointment is subject to the University’s Sick Leave Policy for Officers of the University.
Nature of the post
The post will be on a permanent, wholetime and pensionable basis, subject to the terms of the provisions of the Technological Universities Act 2018.
The appointee will play an active role in the academic direction of courses including teaching, research, academic assessment and academic administration. The appointee should carry out such duties as are assigned by management including but not limited to:-
- Teaching such assigned classes as deemed appropriate by management of the University, day or evening, up to 630 hours per annum including supervision of post-graduate students where appropriate. There will be a norm of 18 class contact hours per week, which may be varied from 16to 20 in consultation with the teacher. Where a lecturer is supervising Tutor/Demonstrator, a reduction in teaching hours will be applied on the basis of one-hour reduction per three hours demonstration/tutorials supervised;
- Carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of examinations work, and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities;
- Providing academic input on existing and new courses and course development;
- Engaging in research, consultancy and development work as appropriate;
- Participating in committees appropriate to courses and meetings convened by management;
- Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by management;
- Engaging in promotion including student recruitment as appropriate;
- Participating in development, implementation and maintenance of academic quality assurance arrangements;
- Participating in appropriate activities necessary to the development of their department/school and the University;
- Directing and supervising the work of Tutor/Demonstrator and taking academic responsibility for the academic standards of this work.
The performance of these duties will require attendance in addition to class contact hours during the normal working week.
The appointee shall carry out the lawful instructions of the President or authorised officer and comply with the requirements and regulations of the Minister for Education and Skills.
The provisions of the agreement with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland in the context of the Public Service Agreement as set out in Circular Letter 0026/2011 and Circular Letter 0052/2016 will apply to this post.
Applications will be accepted through the online application service at www.tudublin/vacancies. A CV will be required in addition to the application form. All correspondence from the University regarding your application will be by email. Please ensure that the security filters on your email provider will accept emails from TU Dublin.
The closing date for applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Monday March 15th 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on the April 23rd 2021. The interview assessment will be forty minutes in length and will include a presentation of eight minutes duration. The topic of this presentation will be as follows: “Your strategy for teaching tourism economics and policy to undergraduate students “
For further information about this post please contact: Dominic Dillane at firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries regarding the application process, please contact Emma Malone at (01) 220 5163 between 9.30 and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or email email@example.com.