Recent Jobs and Research Opportunities

1. Assistant Professor in Psychology – 2 x Fixed Term 3-Year Contracts

Dublin City University ( is a dynamic and innovative institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and by its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. Excellence in education and research activities has led to DCU’s consistent ranking among the world’s leading young universities.

The university is embarking on a period of significant investment in learning innovation across all of its Faculties. This programme of innovation is funded under the Irish Government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) supported by the National Training Fund. It will deliver on the ambitions we have to reimagine undergraduate curricula and to embed innovative pedagogies, enhanced use of technology and deep industry engagement.

The School of Psychology is an ambitious, student-centred, research-intensive, globally engaged, and vibrant School in the Faculty of Science and Health. The School is at an exciting stage of its development and offers an innovative, dynamic and collegial environment in which to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in psychology and to undertake cutting-edge and impactful research.

Applications are now invited for the positions of Assistant Professor in Psychology. The appointees will have an exciting opportunity to support the School in implementing an innovative curriculum project, ensuring an enterprise engaged, research-led approach, integration of challenge based learning, digital tools and hybrid delivery.

Candidates must hold an honours degree and PhD in Psychology or their equivalents and be eligible for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Relevant experience in an area that intersects between psychology and the societal challenges of digital transformation and digital citizenship, sustainable and greener communities, or an inclusive society, and/or the intersection between psychology and technology including application in industry would be highly desirable. Candidates will be able to demonstrate their potential to establish an independent research programme and attract competitive research funding.

Assistant Professor Salary Scale – €57,479 – €92,115*

*Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience will be made on the appropriate point of the salary scale, in line with current Government pay policy.

Informal Enquiries in relation to this role should be directed to:

Professor Pamela Gallagher, Head of School of Psychology, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.

Tel: 353 1 7008958; Email:

Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below.

Application Procedure:

Application forms and a detailed job description are available from the DCU Current Vacancies website at

Applications should be submitted by e-mail with your completed application form, CV and cover letter to

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref: #XXXX – Assistant Professor in Psychology.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting gender equality reflected in its attainment of the Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Information on a range of university policies aimed at creating a supportive and flexible work environment are available at

2. PHD opportunity:  Empowering climate action through participatory filmmaking

Dr Kim Knowles, Aberystwyth University:
Dr Stuart Capstick, Cardiff University:
Dr Cathy Cole, Centre for Alternative Technology:
More info here:

Subject introduction:
This PhD project has been conceived as an interdisciplinary practice-based investigation into how collaborative art making can nurture new forms of environmental awareness and engagement.

Working with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), the doctoral student will use community-based participatory documentary filmmaking to engage publics in the interpretation and representation of the climate crisis, tracking over a fixed period how these activities shift perceptions and facilitate changes in attitude, behaviours and practices.

The PhD will map out a framework for how to achieve creative and personally relevant approaches for understanding climate change, bringing together theoretical research and empirical study within an artistic context.

The project offers a unique opportunity for a doctoral student to work across art and science in collaboration with local communities. They will be invited to experiment with a range of moving image technologies, from hand-processed and physically manipulated 16mm film to high-end digital media and hand-held personal devices.