Job Ad, 11/05/2023

Applications are sought for Ad Astra Fellows within the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

Closing date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 26th May 2023

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is a constituent school in the ‘One Health’ College of Health and Agricultural Sciences (CHAS) and is ranked in the top 50 World QS-rankings for its discipline. UCD is a research-intensive university, with an emphasis on excellence and the delivery of impact that addresses major global challenges. The School’s undergraduate (MVB) programme in veterinary medicine is accredited with professional bodies by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI).  The School’s BSc programme in veterinary nursing is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education (ACOVENE).

The portfolio of educational offerings includes both undergraduate and graduate entry streams to veterinary medicine, a veterinary nursing degree programme, an expanding range of taught graduate programmes, structured and thematic PhD programmes, specialist clinical training (residency programmes) and continuing professional development offerings. These programmes maintain the highest educational standards, and are recognised for their quality nationally and internationally. A wide variety of pedagogical approaches are employed, including enquiry-based learning, blended and online learning and small group teaching.


Application Procedure


Applications will consist of a cover letter, in which the applicant will describe how their academic and research profile aligns with one or more of the UCD strategic themes (1. Creating a Sustainable Global Society, 2. Transforming through Digital Technology, 3. Building a Healthy World, 4. Empowering Humanity), a complete CV including all research publications and research grants to date together with any publications submitted for publication but not yet published, and the names and the contact details of three potential referees. Further details on the UCD strategic themes can be found at the following link



95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale:  €58,206 - €92,172 per annum


Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.


Closing date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 26th May 2023.


Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Irish Local Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.


Please note: the eRecruitment system only requests the names of two referees. The full list of 3 referees should be included in the text of your application.


UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.


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