Job offer in Ireland Professor, Department of English at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, Maynooth University draws on a heritage of over 200 years’ commitment to education and scholarship. It is located in the University town of Maynooth, 25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city.

The University is a modern institution – dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 11,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university, yet we retain a collegial campus culture that is central to our ability to bring significant interdisciplinary expertise to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. 

Maynooth University is embarking upon a new and exciting phase with the development of the University Strategic Plan 2018-22, with a vision to consolidate the international reputation of Maynooth University “as a university known for outstanding teaching, excellent research, a global outlook, effective engagement with the society we serve, and our distinctive approach to the challenges facing modern higher education.” 

To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position: 

Department of English

Professor 

Maynooth University seeks an outstanding academic to join our staff as Professor of English. The person appointed will have an excellent record in research, scholarship and publication, in teaching and educational innovation, and in academic leadership. She/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching, research and profile of the university, and to provide ongoing leadership for the discipline. 

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary university goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Professors will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to both education and research, and also to contribute to the effective leadership and management of the department, the faculty and the university.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies