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UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Senior Lecturer in Planning.

This senior post will be attached to the UCC Centre for Planning Education & Research, a professionally accredited planning school based around the delivery a flagship Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development (M.Plan) and a broad mission of research and engagement in the field.

The post is open to experienced planning academics and practitioners who hold either a doctorate and/or a masters degree with an extensive portfolio of professional achievement in planning. Applicants should hold a professional qualification in planning with eligibility for Corporate Membership of the Irish Planning Institute (or Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or international equivalent).

International experience and a track record for innovation in the planning field and / or planning education would be an advantage along with scholarly / practitioner specialism(s) in topics such as national and regional spatial planning, urban planning and development, land use and transportation, sustainable settlements, environmental planning, comparative planning systems, spatial equity or similar contemporary planning subject.

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 https://ore.ucc.ie/.   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 Brendan O’Sullivan, brendan.osullivan@ucc.ie Further information on the Centre for Planning Education and Research can be found on https://www.ucc.ie/en/mplan/

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks.

Appointment may be made on the Senior Lecturer Salary Scale: €76,934 – €109,009 (Scale B) / €74,297 – €103,558 (Scale A)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/).

Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 17th October 2023

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

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