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Professor of Geography

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Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, invites applications for the position of Professor of Geography (1966) to provide strong academic leadership in research, teaching and supervision in the discipline of Geography within the School of Natural Sciences.
The successful applicant will be a world-class geographer with research interests which complement and extend existing research and teaching strengths in the Department. We are particularly interested in candidates who can add to research strengths relating to environmental change and its impacts on society, including earth and planetary surface processes, climate change, natural hazards and biogeography.

An exceptional track record in publication and research funding success is expected and the appointee will be expected to attain national and international research funding (e.g. EU Horizon 2020, ERC, SFI, EPA, DAFM) and lead a dynamic research group with international recognition. In addition, the successful applicant will provide leadership for innovative teaching practice across geography programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The appointee will provide leadership in terms of promoting the new Geography and Geoscience undergraduate degree and will enhance research-led teaching with a particular focus on increasing opportunities for internationalising participation in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Professor of Geography will also enhance the profile of Geography within the university and on national and international stages. The Professor of Geography will provide vision and leadership across research, teaching and administration.

Post Specification

Post Title:

Professor of Geography (1966)

Post Status:



School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics & Science


Museum Building, Discipline of Geography

Reports To:

Head of School, School of Natural Sciences


Appointment will be made on the Professor salary scale (€114,740 - €140,961 per annum) at a point in line with Irish Government Pay Policy

Closing Date:

12 Noon (GMT), Thursday 6th September 2018

Informal Enquiries
Interested applicants may contact the following persons by e-mail, in the first instance, with informal enquiries:

  • Professor Patrick Wyse Jackson, Head of School of Natural Sciences:
  • Professor Pádraig Carmody, Head of Discipline of Geography:

Full Job Specification

Full job details here on our TCD vacancies page and here in PDF.


Post-doctoral Research Position: political ecologies of water infrastructure


The EPA-funded research project WISDOM (Group Water Schemes: Community Infrastructure for Sustainable Development) based in the Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (Post-Doctoral Researcher) working in the fields of political ecology and/or science and technology studies, preferably with a research interest in the core themes of water and/or infrastructure.

This is the second of two post-doctoral research positions connected to this project. Job details here on our TCD vacancies page and here in PDF.

The research project is based in Ireland and looks at Group Water Schemes (rural, community-managed water infrastructures). While Group Water Schemes are often understood as a minor, even residual component of Ireland’s water system, this project approaches them as potentially important sites for re-thinking key questions relating to the state, modernity, infrastructure and the hydro-social cycle (and thus relates to a broad body of infrastructure-related literature coming from political ecology, science and technology studies, and anthropology in recent years).

The position starts on 1st September and closing date for applications is 22nd June

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Other applications

For information on applying for a PhD in Geography, please see our postgraduate page for how to apply.