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Associate Professor in Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials
Faculty of Science & Health
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high-quality, rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. As Ireland’s University of Enterprise, it is characterised by a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and a track-record of effective engagement with the enterprise sector, including commercial, social and cultural enterprises. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to its consistent position in the rankings of the world’s top young universities.
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Dublin City University is growing and 2016 saw a significant transformation for the University. The DCU Incorporation Programme saw the coming together of St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education with Dublin City University. It brought together all the Humanities and Social Science disciplines at DCU, St Patrick's College and Mater Dei Institute in an enlarged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with almost 200 staff.
Duties attaching to the posts will include:
The School of Physical Sciences wishes to recruit a new permanent appointee at Senior Lecturer level with expertise in Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials.
(1) Teaching: The appointee will be expected to contribute directly to undergraduate and postgraduate physics and associated degree programmes, via teaching of physics lecture modules (including at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level), coordination of undergraduate physics laboratories, contribution to development of undergraduate physics laboratory activities, student mentoring/tutoring, final year project supervision, as well as associated outreach and related activities.
The appointee would also be expected to provide ongoing leadership in teaching, especially in the area of surface science, semiconductor and materials physics, in particular in terms of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programme design and development. The appointee would also be expected to undertake various administrative duties related to the School’s programmes, including acting as programme chair on the normal rotating basis. The total teaching hours and responsibilities will be defined by the Head of School in line with normal workload allocation.
(2) Research: The School of Physical Sciences has strong existing expertise in the areas of surface and interface science and advanced semiconductor and related materials, and this strength is further underpinned by a recent SFI Infrastructure award for an integrated surface and interface characterization facility (centred around interconnected x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic layer deposition facilities). This will be located in the DCU Nano Research Facility (NRF) which will allow basic surface and interface characterization science to be undertaken in conditions relevant to industrial processes. Strong internal collaborations with other colleagues in the School of Physical Sciences in the area of plasma and material physics exist, as do collaborations with the SFI AMBER centre in Trinity College Dublin, IMEC in Belgium, as well as with major multinational semiconductor device companies.
We require the appointee to have a strong background in Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials and we expect this person to be able to initially synergistically contribute to, and strengthen, some of the existing activities in surface and interface science and advanced semiconductor and related materials, utilizing the broad range of experimental facilities available. We require the appointee to lead an active and vibrant research programme in this area, including attracting significant research funding and recruiting and supervising postgraduate research students.
We are however seeking a candidate with a genuinely broad vision who, in the medium and longer term, will develop new research directions in novel materials and nanomaterials, and/or surface and interface characterization methods beyond the existing state of the art. We would be especially interested in candidates whose research vision includes alignment with key industrial needs and someone who will provide leadership in the School and University in the area of advanced materials and thereby further strengthen and develop the internal and external collaborations in the area of plasma and material physics mentioned above.
Applicants must hold an honours degree in Physics or a very closely related discipline and a PhD in Physics or a related area, with a strong preference for a candidate with a PhD in Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials. Postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrable track record of high quality research showing evidence of both originality in research and ability to attract funding appropriate to career stage are expected for an appointment at Senior Lecturer level. Experience in the delivery of undergraduate lecture and laboratory physics modules is also normally expected for appointment at Senior Lecturer level.
The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in both the teaching mission of the School and in the research mission of the School and University in the area of Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials. To this end they should be able to teach a broad range of physics topics at honours undergraduate physics level and at postgraduate level in their area of specialization and contribute to the future development of the School’s teaching. They will have a demonstrable and verifiable track record of high quality research in Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials as evidenced by regular publication in high impact journals, a significant citation rate, presentations at cognate conferences etc., or other measures of research quality and impact.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual on track to develop into a top tier physics academic, with a well-balanced teaching and research profile.
Professor Enda McGlynn, Head of School of Physical Sciences, DCU, Dublin 9. |
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5387 | Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5384.
Closing date: 13th December 2017
Salary scale: Senior Lecturer €69,963-€91,266 per annum
Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. | Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149
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