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Permanent full time post

UCC wishes to appoint an inspirational scholar to the post of Professor of Social Work within the School of Applied Social Studies. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of social work and social science in UCC by providing dynamic, outward-looking and collegiate leadership to support the evolution and accreditation of social work education.

The appointee will engage in research and grant capture, foster publicly engaged scholarship, develop research capacity in the school and contribute to student supervision. They will undertake a range of academic leadership responsibilities at school, college and university level and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the School of Applied Social Studies.

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 Máire Leane, email: For further information on the Department:

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

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 UCC 2022 Strategic Plan . UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. 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 encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives.

Appointment may be made on the Professor (Scale 2) Salary Scale: €109,602 - €128,722 (Scale B) / €104,122 - €122,287 (Scale A).

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 Thursday, 23rd February 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.



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