Support us

Professor of Sociology, University College Dublin

Posted on by admin

University College Dublin is seeking applications for the position of Professor of Sociology in the UCD School of Sociology, UCD College of Human Sciences.

The UCD School of Sociology holds the premier place in the field of sociology in Ireland and has a longstanding commitment to research of the highest quality, as well as the provision of innovative and dynamic teaching programmes. With 16.5 full-time members of staff, distinguished Visiting and Emeritus Professors and a large number of research students, the School has recently made a number of significant moves towards the realisation of its core goals: to develop its position as the country’s leading centre for sociological research, to enhance its international profile as a key centre for comparative social research and social theory and to consolidate and extend its teaching programmes, particularly at graduate level.

The School has a range of research and teaching strengths including sociological theory, the comparative study of social stratification and the welfare state, Irish and comparative social and cultural studies, globalization, health and civil society and the public sphere.  Staff members of the School have a strong track record of high-quality publications in these areas, and of attracting significant amounts of external funding for research projects. The School is a member of the European Consortium for Sociological Research and the Irish Social Science Platform, and it is currently actively involved in major projects funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the EU 7thFramework Programme. Senior members of the School currently hold executive positions in the International Sociological Association and the European Consortium for Sociological Research. More information about the School can be found at

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Sociology or Social Science awarded by a recognized University, a strong international reputation for scholarship and outstanding research, a substantial record of peer-reviewed publications of international standing, an established set of international networks, a successful record in securing external research funding, a commitment to graduate research and teaching as evidenced by successful supervision of doctoral students, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. The successful applicant will have demonstrated achievement in leadership roles as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and will play a vital leadership role in the success of the School of Sociology, displaying vision, energy and ambition in the consolidation and further development of its research and teaching programmes.

Salary:  €113,573 – €146,022 p.a.

Appointment on scale will be made commensurate with qualification and experience.

Applications are to be submitted online at:

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of School, Professor Chris Whelan, email:,  Tel: +353-1-716 8561

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. UCD are unable to accept late applications.  All current recruitment which is taking place within UCD is dependent on non-Exchequer, external and self-funding sources of finance.