Lecturer in Law, Innovation and Technology
University College Cork College of Business and Law

Matheson Lecturer in Law, Innovation & Technology, School of Law, College of Business & Law

Permanent Whole Time Post

The School of Law at University College Cork wishes to appoint the Matheson Lecturer in Law, Innovation and Technology to contribute to the development of the School’s research, programmes and engagement ambitions. Generously sponsored by the leading Irish law firm Matheson, the post is designed to provide the School of Law with an expert at the cutting edge of Law and areas such as Artificial Intelligence and disruptive technologies and who is also expected to engage in interdisciplinary research in fields such as data analytics and computer science. The Matheson Lecturer will engage in the exciting UCC Futures agenda (UCC Futures - Securing our future through excellence in research), notably the Futures cluster on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. The Matheson Lecturer will also be expected to engage on these issues with Matheson, the legal profession and society more broadly. The Matheson Lecturer will also be expected to contribute to relevant undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, in particular to contribute to and potentially lead the LLM in Intellectual Property and E-Law and contribute to relevant interdisciplinary programmes including any aligned with relevant UCC Futures. Moreover, the Matheson Lecturer will be expected to be involved in the recruitment and supervision of the Matheson PhD scholar(s), also generously sponsored by Matheson in the field of law, innovation and technology.

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 https://ore.ucc.ie/. 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 Mark Poustie, Dean of the School of Law, Tel: +353 (0)21 4902531, Email: mark.poustie@ucc.ie .

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

Appointment may be made on the Lecturer (Below the Bar) Salary Scale: €37,912 - €66,429 (Scale B) / €39,939 - €63,211 (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 (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 8th June 2023

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

Contact Person : Professor Mark Poustie

Contact Email : mark.poustie@ucc.ie

Job ID : 067191

Contact Number : +353 (0)21 4902531

Close Date : 08-Jun-2023 12:00

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