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Lecturer & Year Head, Computing Faculty, Griffith College, Cork


Griffith College

South Circular Road


Higher & Further Education
Date Posted:
Fri May 14 2021 17:15:48
Application Closing Date:
Fri Jun 25 2021
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Lecturer & Year Head, Computing Faculty, Griffith College, Cork
Job Title: Lecturer & Year Head, Computing Faculty, Griffith College, Cork
Reports to: Deputy Head of Cork Campus & Head of Computer Faculty
Location:Griffith College, Cork campus
Job Type:Permanent, Full time

Job Summary:
As a lecturer the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of assigned modules and is expected to play an active role in the academic direction of modules and programmes including teaching, learning, assessment and administration.

The role also includes Year Head duties with responsibility for the smooth running of academic programmes within the Computing Faculty.

The primary role of the Year Head to facilitate and oversee:
- The professional delivery of programmes.
- The effective and equitable assessment of learners with comprehensive feedback for academic support and development.
- Effective communication among the Computing Faculty members, both full and part time.
- Effective communication between the Computing Faculty and learners.
- Resolution of problems raised by learners and/or lecturers.

Job Responsibilities:
 There is up to 10 hours of lecturing required per week.

Cork Faculty
 Assist the Deputy Head of GCC in the recruitment and selection of new lecturers.
 Ensure that module descriptors, course handbooks, programme schedules are made available to all lecturers in a timely manner.
 Hold regular meetings with the lecturing team in conjunction with the Deputy Head of GCC and assist in the resolution of any problems emerging at an early stage to ensure the learners have an excellent experience.
 Inform deputy head in a timely manner of problems that cannot be resolved by lecturing team / programme leader.
 Attend course committee meetings arranged by the Faculty in Dublin by Zoom.
 Strengthen sense of teamwork and camaraderie among lecturers.
 Assist in the sourcing high-profile guest lectures where possible.
 Assist lecturing team with any external / pastoral issues.
 Accompany the Deputy Head of GCC to the exam boards.

Enhancement of Dublin & Cork academic relationship
 Ongoing communication with module leaders in Dublin, ensuring there is no delay in the availability of class notes, sample questions, assignment titles etc.
 Communicate with the Deputy Head of GCC and Programme Directors in Dublin on a regular basis on issues concerning the effective delivery of courses in Cork.
 Ensure that the Cork lecturing team are in contact with counterparts in Dublin / Limerick throughout the semester.
 Ensure that Cork lecturers have an input into the preparation of exam papers and assignments and that lecturers are satisfied with the nature and timing of assignments.
 Identify and communicate to lecturers the assignment submission schedule and that Cork lecturers adhere to this as far as possible.
 Assist in Programmatic Reviews where appropriate.
 Assist PD in the preparation of annual programme reports.

Student relations
 Assist students in the election of class reps.
 Regular interaction with class reps.
 Assist students with academic and / or pastoral care issues.
 Encourage lecturing team to engage with students via forum on Moodle.
 Offering student’s career advice and assisting in work placements where possible and exam results counselling.

 First line of contact for all student queries.
 Administrative duties such as letter and timetable requests and addressing issues accessing moodle.
 Assist in the preparation of timetables and classroom scheduling.
 Assist with marketing initiatives of College (eg communicate with prospective students / parents) and attend Open Evenings and Weekends.
 Assist with graduation.
 Assist in the organisation of student induction and orientation as part of induction committee.
 Raise profile of the College through appropriate means.

Health and Safety
 Be aware of the current health and safety regulations pertaining to the campus.
 Ensure all safety aspects are compiled with in relation to fire safety.
 Report accidents or incidents to the Deputy Head.
 Record details concerning mishaps, complaints or defects which are reported.
 Facilitate the arrangements necessary and participate where appropriate, in induction and training of all new staff.
 Assist in the implementation of fire drills.

Minimum Education/ Experience Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in Computing Science, preferably by research.
• Knowledge and practical experience of a relevant subject area.
• Lecturing experience an advantage.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good time management and organisation skills.
• Enthusiasm and commitment to their subject area.
• Strong commitment to educational quality and customer service.
• Management experience gained in education, industry or elsewhere is desirable.
• Must be legally entitled to work full time in Ireland for any employer.

About Griffith College
Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent 3rd level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The main campus is situated on seven acres within a mile of St. Stephen's Green on Dublin's South Circular Road. Griffith College enjoys national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material. Griffith College offers internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complimented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions - in Griffith college, there is something for everyone. Today there are over 7,000 students studying in the College, which is a designated educational institute of the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Click the link for more information.
Our Vision
‘Empowering learners to achieve their career and life potential’

Why work for Griffith College, Cork?
• Competitive salary package.
• Funding support for continued professional and academic development.
• Bike to work scheme.
• Tax saver travel scheme.
• Paid annual leave and public holidays.
• Opportunity for continued training development and support.
• Free parking facilities.
• Stunning historical premises.
• Vibrant multidisciplinary and multicultural learning environment.
• Innovative and agile place to work.
• Welcoming environment committed to learner and staff development.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline of proposed areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing environment within the Faculty and the College.

Griffith College is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates must be eligible to work full-time for any employer in Ireland. We thank everyone for their applications, however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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South Circular Road
Postal District:
Dublin 8
01 415 0400