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Job ID: 200608

University College Cork

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2022
University University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Department Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Occupational Therapy

Professor of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

School of Clinical therapies

College of Medicine & Health

Permanent Whole Time Post

UCC wishes to appoint a highly qualified and experienced academic to the role of Professor and Head of Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. The Chair will report to the Head of School of Clinical Therapies and will be expected to lead the Department in research, curriculum development and staff development, and make a major contribution to the supervision of post-graduate and post-doctoral research.

Applicants must have a strong research profile, with an international reputation in Occupational Science or Occupational Therapy, and a proven track record in teaching and curriculum development. The Chair will be expected to relate effectively to other professional stakeholders nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will also have the skills to effectively convey the Department’s vision and distinctive character and expertise to a range of audiences including students, the Occupational Therapy profession, the Health Services, and the wider community. The Chair will also have the administrative and mentoring ability to manage an active and developing Department.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Nicole Müller, Head of School of Clinical Therapies, Tel: +353 21 490 1537, Email: For further information on the School of Clinical Therapies and the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapies, please see and

Appointment may be made on the Professor Salary Scale: € 129,708 - €157,612 (Scale B) / €123,223 - €158,354 (Scale A)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 2nd February 2023

It is anticipated that shortlisting will take place w/c 13th February 2023 & interviews will take place on 31st March 2023 via Microsoft Teams.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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