Closing date: Thursday 02 December 2021
LOCATION: University of Limerick
REPORTS TO: Project Leader
SALARY SCALE: €39,132- €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €39,132 p.a. pro rata)
WEBLINK TO SSPC SFI Research Centre: https://sspc.ie/
WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah-Hayes-34
This position is subject to Garda Vetting and Foreign Police Clearance. If you have resided outside Ireland for a cumulative period of 36 months or more over the age of 18 years you must furnish a Foreign Police Clearance (FPC) from the country or countries of residence. Please note; any costs incurred in this process will be borne by the candidate.
- A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) completed, in science education or related discipline (candidates at final stages of completion may be considered, please give date of viva)
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (MLAL), part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, engages in teaching and research across a wide range of subjects whose common concern is the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of a range of languages and their associated cultures. The Linguistics & TESOL section within MLAL, specialises in the area of applied linguistics with particular focus on the role of language in society, language and media, features of spoken and written discourse, language variety, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and language teacher education in TESOL. Other related specialisms are English for specific purposes, English for academic purposes and English as a medium of instruction. Our applied linguistics and TESOL modules are available on a number of undergraduate (BA Arts, BA Applied Languages) and post-graduate (MA TESOL, MA Applied Linguistics, structured PhD in TESOL) programmes. Faculty from the Linguistics & TESOL section also provide programmes to support development of the academic literacies of international postgraduate students and contribute to pre-service teacher education on the Professional Masters in Education (PME) at UL.
SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre, hosted by the University of Limerick, is a global hub of pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing. The SSPC leads the way for next generation drug manufacture and spans the entire pharmaceutical production chain from synthesis of the molecule, to the isolation of the material, and the formulation of the medicine. The aim of the SSPC is to deliver industry relevant solutions, which result in job growth and retention within the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.
The successful candidate will develop the research on informal and non formal engagement in STEM and support the management and administration of joint EU projects (ESTA and DiSSI). The focus of the work will be to develop evidence-based strategies for greater inclusion in science, focusing on cultural diversity, linguistic heterogeneity, curricula designed to help science teachers promote inclusion and diversity in science classrooms and in informal/non-formal settings. The results of this project will be applicable across a wide variety of settings, and the development of new methods and curricula will be a key enabler for future inclusive teaching and learning practices in science. These new methods should be reported at peer-reviewed conference/journal level.
Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Hayes
Chief Operating Officer
University of Limerick
Further information is available here