ADVERT ID 219743

Research Supervisor (Panel)


Marino Institute of Education

Griffith Ave
Dublin 9
D09 R232


Higher & Further Education
Date Posted:
Fri Jun 28 2024 14:50:50
Application Closing Date:
Fri Aug 9 2024
Commencement Date:
Mon Oct 28 2024
Status of Post:
Number of Vacancies:


Research Supervisor (Panel)
Inspired by the Christian vision, Marino Institute of Education (MIE) is a teaching, learning and research community committed to promoting inclusion and excellence in education. MIE is an associated college of Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in education, including initial teacher education programmes.

The Governing Body invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of

Research Supervisor (Panel)


Marino Institute of Education (MIE) is a teaching, learning and research community committed to promoting inclusion and excellence in education. We have a long and proud involvement with education, specifically initial teacher education (ITE), dating back over 100 years. In the last decade, the academic mission and scope of MIE’s activity has been re-envisioned to encompass a deeper understanding of education in and beyond the classroom, to incorporate the continuum of teacher education and the education of specialist education practitioners at early years, primary and further and informal education sectors.
Marino Institute of Education (MIE) wishes to recruit experienced education professionals to a panel of research / dissertation supervisors on a temporary part-time basis for the 2024/25 academic year. The need and the frequency at which members of the Supervisory Panel are required is dependent on student numbers, student research topics, and the availability of MIE staff. Interviews will be held as needed and applications will remain active for up to 12 months.
Applications are welcome from professionals who are interested in supervising and assessing student research for the following programmes:
• Bachelor in Education (Primary), B.Ed.
• Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht), B.Oid.
• Bachelor in Science in Education Studies, EdStudies
• Bachelor in Science in Early Childhood Studies, ECE
• Professional Master of Education (Primary), PME.

Research supervision takes place predominantly from September to December, with some programmes (PME) running throughout the academic year. Applicants should be available for 6 x 2 hour meetings with student group(s) in-person or online. Applicants must be available to attend at least two mandatory training sessions at MIE, and must be availalable to review and assess submissions on an on-going basis. All meetings are scheduled in advance and follow a clear schedule. Applications from candidates with an ability to supervise through the medium of Irish are particularly welcome.
(i.e. those, without which, a candidate would not be able to do the job. Applications that have not clearly demonstrated that candidates possess the essential requirements will not be shortlisted).

In order to be considered for the position of research supervisor, applicants must demonstrate the following:

o A Level 9 qualification in education or a relevant discipline for undergraduate supervision.
o At least 3 years post-qualification experience.
o Excellent knowledge and understanding of education theories, policy and curricula relevant to early childhood, primary or adult education.
o Knowledge of education research methods.
o Experience supporting, mentoring and supervising research students at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
o Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

o Inniúlacht sa Ghaeilge inmhianaithe
o Level 10 qualification in education or a relevant discipline
o Experience of working in an online environment
o Publications and research conference presentation experience

Candidates must clearly indicate in their application form how they meet each of the pre-requisite skills and experience outlined for the programme.

Education Research is a core element of all programmes in MIE. Students are encouraged to actively engage with published research, to think like researchers and to use data appropriately. The development of a stronger research culture among teacher education students is a priority as we enable students to engage in research that allows them to make connections between knowledge and practice, encouraging them to continually improve practice in the face of new challenges.

The research supervisor plays an important role in supporting our students to develop their practice as education professionals. Working individually and as part of the wider supervisory team, research supervisors have responsibility for mentoring, assessing, and providing feedback to students on research design and development. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Completing required training provided by the MIE Research Methods team, to include Child Protection and GDPR training.
• Meeting students in groups to advise on their research design and ethics application.
• Reviewing draft chapters and research instruments.
• Providing oral and written feedback to students.
• Assessing students as both first and second reader.
• Working in an online environment and using MIE IT and eLearning systems.
• Ensuring that students adhere to ethical, legislative and policy guidelines of the Institute when conducting research.
• Submitting grade reports as per programme requirements.
• Liaising with the research methods coordinator and teaching team as required.

Information related to Marino Institute of Education (MIE): Further information on MIE and its programmes is available on the Institute website


Interview will be by interview panel consisting of not fewer than 3 persons and will comprise of the most suitable and qualified people to assess applicants in the discipline from its formation date, which will be the date of initial interview. Candidates must produce satisfactory documentary evidence of all training and experience claimed by them, if required. Interviews will not take place until October/November 2024.

All successful applicants will be required to participate in Garda vetting. Specific instruction on this process will be given at the appropriate time. Applicants who do not comply with the Institute’s requirements in this regard will be excluded from consideration.

Please complete submit a cover letter and CV by email to or by post to:

The Human Resources Office
Marino Institute of Education
Griffith Avenue
Dublin 9.

Completed application forms must be received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 1st October 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Institute will not be responsible for any expenses, including travelling expenses, which candidates may incur in connection with their candidature.

The Marino Institute of Education is an equal opportunities employer.


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Griffith Ave
Dublin 9
D09 R232
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