HCI Assistant Professor in Computer Science (Software and Systems)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Dublin Bar, LEINSTER
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 16 Feb 2023

Post Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin is a collegiate, friendly, and research-intensive centre for academic study and research excellence. The School has been ranked #1 in Ireland, top 25 in Europe, and top 100 Worldwide (QS Subject Rankings 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

The School has successfully secured funding under the HEA Human Capital Initiative, Pillar 3, to develop an innovative Software Engineering strand running through its undergraduate Computer Science curriculum. The School of Computer Science and Statistics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Computer Science (Software and Systems), two year, fixed-term contract. The purpose of the post is to assist with the development and delivery of a software engineering curriculum to meet the needs of the target learner cohort and identified stakeholders. The employment is not offered on an indefinite duration basis as this employment is for the purpose stated above. If the sustainability of the programme is viable beyond the term of the contract, any resulting post will be filled by open competition.

The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher and lecturer with an emerging international research track record and clear potential for research leadership.  They should have a strong commitment to research-led undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a demonstrated capacity/potential to attract research funding and develop a world-class research programme.

Applications are encouraged from candidates working in the area of, but not limited to, software engineering (formal methods, model-driven software engineering, empirical software engineering, automated software engineering, software analysis, configuration and optimization, design-space exploration) with a genuine commitment to the role of teaching software engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate. The successful applicant will have a primary degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science or another subject with a strong software engineering component.

Post status: 2 Year Fixed-Term Contract  


Appointment will be made on the  

Lecturer Salary Scale (109BN)

commensurate with qualifications / experience and in line with Public Sector Pay Policy [€37,960 to €92,187 per annum].

How to Apply: In order to assist the selection process, applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter (1x A4 page) that specifically address the following points in their application.

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications.
  • The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees.
  • A research plan summarising research to be carried out in the next two years and including sources of funding – max 2 pages. 
  • A teaching statement summarising teaching experience and approach – max 2 pages.

Applicants who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the short list stage. Applications must be submitted by the closing date specified through eRecruitment. Any Applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please Note: Candidates should note that the interview process for this appointment will include the delivery of a presentation to the School.

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Time) 16th February 2023

Interviews: Interviews for this position will take place on the Wednesday 15th March 2023 

Please see the Job Description below for this position.

Informal enquiries

 about this post should be made to Professor Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, HCI Project Lead, E:


and/or Professor Gregory O’Hare, Head of School of Computer Science & Statistics, E:

Application queries

about this post, please email the Colette Keleher at E:


and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war.

We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.

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