(Specific Purpose)

The successful Candidate/s will primarily teach and lead modules at undergraduate and post-graduate levels within the School of Home Economics, St. Angela’s College in the discipline Home Economics. She/ he will also assess students’ work, evaluate programmes/modules, undertake research and contribute to the School of Home Economics and to the wider College.


The broad responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach and assess on School of Home Economics programmes and modules at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and postgraduate levels (in the areas of Home Economics, Food Studies and Family Resource Management). 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;   
  • Tutor /supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Tutor/ supervise students on School Placement;
  • In line with College policy, work across relevant College programmes in the Schools of Education and Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies;
  • Initiate, lead, manage, organise, monitor, evaluate and develop relevant programmes and modules;
  • Teach and assess components of relevant School of Home Economics Postgraduate programmes as appropriate, supervision of research projects, assignments and dissertations; 
  • Evaluate relevant programmes and revise and develop programmes on an ongoing basis;
  • Participate fully in the work of the School of Home Economics including attendance at meetings and contribution to research output;
  • Participate fully in the work of relevant Programme Board Committees and have full involvement in associated team meetings;
  • Participate fully in community engagement events as organised by the School of Home Economics;
  • Contribute strongly to the collaborative work of the School of Home Economics and progress its networking with external bodies and agencies including third level institutions;
  • 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 School of Home Economics /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 Home Economics;
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Home Economics or in a related discipline;
  • Relevant lecturing / teaching experience in Home Economics;
  • A thorough understanding, knowledge and high level of practical skill in Home Economics;   
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in Home Economics.


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
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentational, verbal and written skills at professional and academic levels;
  • Ability to contribute effectively to the development of the School of Home Economics and to take a lead role in appropriate initiatives;
  • Ability to contribute strongly to the collaborative work of the School of Home Economics and to progress its networking with external bodies, including third level institutions;
  • Track record at national or international level in Home Economics Association(s).

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 School of Home Economics and /or College President.


Commencing in August 2021 this is a specific purpose contract up to the end May 2022


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.

In light of COVID-19, it is more than likely that interviews for the above position will take place virtually. However, should the interview panel require a candidate to attend for interview, the 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 Monday 17th May 2021.

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