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Rising Talent Fellowship working at DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

DCU seeks to recruit three fellows to join the key faculties at the forefront of their research disciplines.

Designed to support early career academics, these new positions are a vital component of DCU's investment in research excellence.

About DCU

Dublin City University ( is a dynamic, research-intensive and globally committed institution that is distinguished by both the quality and the impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge for social and economic benefit. . Excellence in its education and research activities has led to the constant classification of DCU (THE; QS) as one of the most important young universities in the world.

With a strong commitment to excellence in research in its five faculties (Science and Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Computing, DCU Business School and DCU Institute of Education), the University hosts a series of internationally renowned research. Centers in specific areas of Science, Digital Innovation, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business. As an Irish University of Business, DCU is recognized for its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, and its proactive engagement with the business sector.

Focusing on talent

In its Strategic Plan (2017 – 2022) Talent, Discovery and Transformation, DCU exposes its vision of being a world-renowned university recognized for its talent development, its focus on creativity and innovation, its discovery and the translation of knowledge. for the benefit of society, and its commitment to sustainability. For more information on the mission, values ​​and strategic objectives of DCU, visit DCU

Strategic Plan 2017-2022

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DCU has identified six priority research themes that recall the strengths of central research and concentrations of experience in the University:

  1. Health technologies and healthy society
  2. Digital innovation and the digital society
  3. Advanced manufacturing and materials
  4. Economies and sustainable societies
  5. Democratic and safe societies
  6. Educational research and innovation
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About Scholarships

DCU has established the Rising Talent Fellowship program to recruit high performance and globally competitive postdoctoral researchers who seek to develop their academic career. These prestigious appointments, in the category of Assistant Professor, are an important component of DCU's investment in research excellence and are designed to recruit and support our future research leaders. While successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop their academic career by developing their teaching skills, the main focus of the Rising Talent Program is excellence in research and advancing the University's research profile.

Purpose of citations

  • Generate excellence in key areas of research strength
  • Attract and develop talented staff that fosters the research ambitions of the University
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  • Improve collaboration with leading national and international research partners
  • Increase the competitiveness and reputation of University research nationally and internationally

Report Relations

Selected candidates will be appointed Faculties under the direct supervision of a senior member of the academic staff.

Type of appointment

Appointments will be offered for a fixed term of three years, full time. There may be an opportunity to join academic staff in a long-term / permanent contract, conditional on performance and funding. Fellows will be encouraged to apply for funds for internal and external research.


Positions provide:

  • A three-year labor contract with a salary ranging from € 46,807 and € 49,600 pa
  • After successful completion of the three-year term, fellows may have the opportunity to join the full-time academic staff of the University
  • Mentoring support and professional development
  • The opportunity to acquire teaching experience in DCU's undergraduate or graduate programs. The teaching activity will normally not be more than 50 hours per academic year
  • Access to a broad set of professional development opportunities that address the central areas of academic endeavor: research and scholarships, teaching and learning, and service and contribution to university and society
  • Valuable experience at the most innovative university in Ireland, located in one of the most dynamic cities in Europe: Dublin

Eligibility and criteria for selection

  • Two to eight years of postdoctoral experience
  • Excellent research record
  • Publications in high quality journals and reviewed by internationally renowned experts
  • Experience in the communication of high profile research, both nationally and internationally
  • Evidence of potency l to develop as a future research leader

Application process

  • Completed application form together with a Curriculum Vitae (CV), which must demonstrate achievements in the following areas:
  • peer-reviewed publications (with information on citations and impact factors)
  • assured research funding
  • knowledge transfer and outreach activities
  • supervision of research students, if applicable
  • A proposal (of no more than 1000 words) that describes a research plan that will be carried out during the course of the scholarship, using the following subtitles :
  • Title of the proposal
  • Background and objectives
  • Meaning and novelty
  • Approach and methodology
  • Alin tion with one or more of the six key research topics described above (persons with outstanding research records in areas outside these six subjects will be considered)
  • Potential to attract funds for research

The first call for applications is now open with a closing date of Friday, December 14, 2018 .

Send your proposal, CV and a completed DCU application form to:

– Download the form hr / 6_page_application_form. docx_2.doc

– More information about the scholarships

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