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New Usshers welcomed to Trinity

Published October 3rd, 2016

The first cohort of Trinity’s 40 new Ussher Assistant professors joined the University at the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2016. This addition to Trinity’s already illustrious group of academics is part of a strategy to recruit excellent academics in areas where the University has proven strengths right across its field of expertise, from science to engineering and from medicine to arts and humanities.

Twenty-seven of the new Usshers were welcomed to a week-long induction in September – the first of its kind to be run in Trinity. The induction week provided the group with a solid introduction to the University and its structures, as well as a more detailed introduction to the three pillars of the Ussher contract – Teaching & Learning, Research and Service & Engagement.

The week was opened with an address from the Provost, who welcomed the new recruits and introduced them to Trinity’s strategic priorities. Over the following days, the new Assistant Professors were given the opportunity to meet with a range of key personnel, including the Vice Provost/CAO, the three Faculty Deans and academic leaders in the fields of Teaching & Learning and Research along with an introduction to the variety of services available within the Corporate Services Division.

HR will support the Ussher Assistant Professors throughout their journey to full tenure and look forward to working with them as their careers develop. For more information or advice, please contact Lynnea Connolly, Ussher II Programme Co-ordinator,