A Lectureship in Plant Science (Plant Ecology/Plant Environmental Biology) is available at University College Cork, Ireland

University College Cork

University College Cork

Lectureship in Plant Science
School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
Permanent, Whole-Time Post

University College Cork seeks to recruit a College Lecturer in Plant Science within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (School of BEES) to support research and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Reporting to the Head of School, the successful candidate will have a PhD in Plant Science or a related area, preferably with expertise in Plant Ecology or Plant Environmental Biology that complements existing strengths in the School. Research experience in molecular or genetic approaches (such as environmental genomics, molecular ecology or ecological genetics) is desirable. Applicants must have an excellent publication record, have attracted, or demonstrate the ability to attract external funding, and demonstrate the ability to establish a vibrant research and teaching programme within the School.

The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach modules in Plant Science, in particular Plant Ecology, as part of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula across the School and contribute to the future development of new courses. An understanding of current effective teaching practice and an ability and willingness to coordinate and teach field modules is essential. In addition, a contribution to other multidisciplinary programmes outside of the School may be required.

The School of BEES, within the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS), comprises the academic disciplines of Plant Science, Zoology, Ecology, Geology, and Environmental Science. BEES is a highly research-active school with significant external funding, including a number of European Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland and Horizon 2020 funded projects. The School currently offers nine undergraduate programmes, two taught MSc programmes, three MRes programmes, one postgraduate diploma and three full- and part-time undergraduate diplomas. The School has a large research community with over 100 research staff and research MSc and PhD students. It has close links to the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), and the appointee will be expected to play an active role in the institute.

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.

Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Above the Bar Salary Scale: €63,353 – €79,200 (Scale B) / €60,276 – €75,378 (Scale A)

In all instances, the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Astrid Wingler, Tel: +353 (0)21 4904660; Email:   For further information on the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, please visit; Twitter: @uccBEES and Facebook: uccBEES.

 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 Thursday, 11th January 2018. 

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.