Director of the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre (CDC), School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES)/Environmental Research Institute

Specific Purpose Whole-time Post (anticipated duration of 3 years)

UCC seeks a suitably-qualified person to lead the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre in UCC. The successful candidate will be appointed at Senior Lecturer level and will be expected to provide strategic leadership to the Centre as well as undertaking appropriate academic and administrative duties. In accordance with the University’s strategic objective as a research-led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the university, the discipline and the community. The academic staff member shall teach and examine, undertake administrative duties and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
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 Andy Wheeler, Head of School of BEES, Email: For further information on the School, please visit

Appointment may be made on the Senior Lecturer Salary Scale: €71,047 – €99,564 (Scale B) / €68,639 – €94,718 (Scale A) Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

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 Tuesday, 23rd March 2021.

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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Professor Andy Wheeler

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23-Mar-2021 12:00