Job title: Assistant Professor in Political Science and Qualitative Methods

  • Institution Name: Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin
  • Deadline for applications: 12 Noon 4th March 2024
  • Web link for further information:


The Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Qualitative Methods, to commence on 1st September 2024. This is a tenure-track position.

The School wishes to make the appointment in the area of Political Science and Qualitative Methods. The area of specialization is open, but the preferred candidate should be able to teach modules in qualitative research methods (including case studies, process tracing, and interviews). The preferred candidate must also be able to teach courses in substantive areas of politics (e.g., comparative politics, international relations, political communication) of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The ideal candidates will have an approach to research that complements the Department of Political Science’s existing strengths in comparative and institutional analysis.

The normal teaching load for an Assistant Professor in the department would be four semester-length modules per year. A single semester-length module normally requires 22 hours of FTF teaching. Assistant professors are also expected to do a certain amount of postgraduate research supervision and to contribute to the administration of the programme and/or the department more generally.


Post status: 5 Year Fixed Term, Tenure Track Post


Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below:


Salary: This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Full Salary Scale (€38,719 - €94,031 per annum) at a point in line with current Government pay policy. monthly/weekly payscales. (


Application Information

Candidates must submit the following to

Full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees.

Cover letter – 2 x A4 pages maximum.

Teaching statement (summarizing teaching experience and approach – 2xA4 pages maximum).

Materials in support of demonstrating teaching experience and excellence, such as student evaluations of modules taught, teaching awards, etc, where available.

List of publications (but no need to include the publications themselves).

Writing Sample

Research plan (summarizing research to be carried out in the next three years– 2xA4 pages maximum)

Please Note: Candidates who do not submit the requested information will not be considered for shortlisting.

Applications will only be accepted by applying online through the Trinity Jobs Portal.


Further Information


Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Professor Peter Stone at

Application queries about this post, please email Frédérique Roy-Boulet,  Recruitment Partner at and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.


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