Dean Of Arts,Celtic Studies & Philosophy

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 13 Jan 2023

Appointment of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy 

Maynooth University is a dynamic, modern, and rapidly growing institution focused on arts and humanities, social science, and science and engineering. The University’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research and education, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today while educating the citizens of tomorrow. Located in Ireland’s only university town, its distinctive features and character owe much to its unique history and heritage. Maynooth University is now acknowledged to be one of the leading young universities in the world, ranked #1 in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Young Universities’ list. As a research-intensive university, research and scholarship are fundamental to its mission: research contributes to the advancement of human knowledge and understanding, addresses major societal challenges, infuses teaching, and enthuses students.

The Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy is an inspiring community of scholars in the Departments of Ancient Classics, English, History, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, and the following Schools: Celtic Studies (Early Irish and Nua Ghaeilge) and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Chinese, French, German and Spanish & Latin American Studies). As the University enters its next stage of development with the implementation of a new Strategic Plan, the arts and humanities will remain essential to the identity of the University. In order to drive this exciting strategic future, the University is seeking to appoint a Dean who will lead the development of the Faculty’s vision and strategy. Reporting to the President, the Dean will provide executive leadership to the Faculty ensuring continued excellence in education and research, thereby raising the profile, reputation, and performance of Maynooth University. This is an exciting time to join Maynooth University and an opportunity to provide ambitious and visionary leadership to help deliver a sustainable and future focused university with global impact. 

For more information including how to apply please visit quoting the reference 6287 or contact Dr Fiona Lyons ( The closing date for applications is Friday 13th January.

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