(Maternity Cover)

The successful Candidate will primarily teach and lead modules in Chemistry/Physics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Home Economics Department, St. Angela’s College. She/he will also assess students’ work, evaluate programmes/modules, undertake research and contribute to the Home Economics Department and to the wider College.


The broad responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach and assess modules in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Textile Science, Global Change, Food Chemistry and Applied Chemistry as required at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This includes, but is not limited to, BA/PME Home Economics; BA Home Economics; B.App.Sc Nutrition, Food & Business Management; M.Ed. Home Economics and other relevant College programmes in line with College policy.
  • Tutoring /supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Tutoring / supervision of students on School Placement;
  • Initiate, lead, manage, organise, monitor, evaluate, revise and develop relevant programmes and modules;
  • Participate fully in the work of the Science Programme Team and Home Economics Department including attendance at meetings and contribute to research output;
  • Participate fully in the work of relevant Programme Board Committees and full involvement in associated Team meetings and related academic administration;
  • Participate fully in community engagement events as organised by the Home Economics Department;
  • Contribute strongly to the collaborative work of the Home Economics Department and progress its networking with external bodies and agencies including third level institutions;
  • In line with College policy, work across relevant College programmes in the Education Department and Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Home Economics/ College President.

These responsibilities may change given the emerging priorities, initiatives and work programme within the Home Economics Department/College in an ever-changing environment.

Person Specification

Candidates likely to be called for interview will have most or all of the following essential requirments:

  • A relevant honours primary degree in Chemistry and/or Physics preferably with a recognised teaching qualification.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Chemistry or Physics preferably at Doctoral level.
  • Not less than three years relevant post qualification experience
  • Relevant lecturing experience in Chemistry/Physics;
  • Relevant teaching experience in Chemistry/Physics;
  • A thorough understanding, knowledge and high level of practical skill in Chemistry/Physics;   
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in Chemistry/Physics/Science Education.  


The successful candidate will most likely also possess some or all of the following:

  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of an integrated team;
  • A thorough knowledge, understanding and competence in research, potential to carry out research in relevant related areas; Chemistry; Physics; Food science; Science Education.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentational, verbal and written skills at professional and academic levels;
  • A high level of management, organisational and ICT skills;
  • Experience in curriculum planning, development and evaluation at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Ability to contribute effectively to the development of the Home Economics Department and to take a lead role in appropriate initiatives;

Candidates must clearly indicate in their applications how they meet each of the above prerequisites.

Reporting Relationship 

Reporting will be to the Head of the Home Economics Department and /or College President.


Commencing in October 2020 this is a Maternity Cover specific purpose contract.


The salary will be the Lecturer Scale at the appropriate point in line with current Government Pay Policy.


The post will be based at St. Angela's College, Lough Gill, Sligo and some assignments will require attendance at other sites.


Interested applicants should email a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae, including the names and addresses of three referees to: hroffice@stangelas.nuigalway.ie, or post to HR Manager, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo.

Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of information supplied.

Canvassing will disqualify.

St. Angela's College regrets that it cannot refund any expenses incurred by candidates attending for interview.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo Garda Vetting procedures.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

 St. Angela's College, Sligo are an Equal Opportunities Employer.