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Lecturer in Home Economics
Position Duration: 1-year Specific Purpose Contract

LECTURER IN HOME ECONOMICS (STACS HE001 - 1-year Specific Purpose Contract)

LECTURER IN HOME ECONOMICS (STACS HE002 - Maternity Cover specializing in Food Studies)

LECTURER IN HOME ECONOMICS (STACS HE003 - Maternity Cover specializing in Textiles, Fashion & Design)


The successful Candidate will primarily teach and lead modules at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and post-graduate levels within the Home Economics Department St. Angela’s College in the area of Home Economics (specializing in either food or textiles). She/he will also assess students’ work, evaluate programmes/modules, conduct and publish research and contribute significantly to the Home Economics Department and to the wider College.



The broad responsibilities include the following: 

Teach and assess on Home Economics Department programmes, at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This includes, but is not limited to, BA/PME / B.Ed. Home Economics; B. Applied Science in Food & Business Management (if appropriate); M.Ed. Home Economics 

Tutoring /supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students;

Tutoring / supervision of students on School Placement;

In line with College policy, work across relevant College programmes in the Education Department and Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies;

Initiate, lead, manage, organise, monitor, evaluate and develop relevant programmes and modules;

Teach and assess components of relevant Home Economics Department Postgraduate programmes as appropriate and supervision of research projects, assignments and dissertations; 

Evaluate relevant programmes and revise and develop programmes on an ongoing basis;

Maintain an active research profile including initiating and implementing research projects and publication in Home Economics as appropriate;

Participate fully in the work of the Home Economics Department including attendance at meetings and contribute to research output;

Participate fully in the work of relevant Programme Board Committees and full involvement in associated Team meetings;

Participate fully in community engagement events as organised by the Home Economics Department;

Contribute strongly to the collaborative work of the Home Economics Department and progress its networking with external bodies including third level institutions;

Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Home Economics/ College President.


These responsibilities may change given the emerging priorities, initiatives and work programme within the Home Economics Department/College in an ever-changing environment.


Person Specification:

Essential requirements:

A relevant honours primary degree in Home Economics;

Relevant post-graduate qualification in Home Economics or in a related discipline;

Relevant teaching experience in Home Economics;

A thorough understanding, knowledge and high level of practical skill in Home Economics (particularly in the area of Food Studies or Textiles, Fashion & Design as appropriate);  

Knowledge of contemporary issues in Home Economics.



The successful candidate will most likely also possess some or all of the following:

Proven ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of an integrated team;

A thorough knowledge, understanding and competence in research

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentational, verbal and written skills at professional and academic levels;

Ability to contribute effectively to the development of the Home Economics Department and to take a lead role in appropriate initiatives;

Ability to contribute strongly to the collaborative work of the Home Economics Department and progress its networking with external bodies, including third level institutions;

Track record at national or international level in Home Economics Association(s).


Reporting Relationship:

Reporting will be to the Head of the Home Economics Department and /or President.



All Posts commence 1st September 2018

Lecturer in Home Economics (STACS HE001) is a 1-year Specific Purpose Contract

Lecturer in Home Economics (STACS HE002) is a Maternity Cover specializing in Food Studies (1st September – 31st January 2019)

Lecturer in Home Economics (STACS HE003) is a Maternity Cover specializing in Textiles, Fashion & Design) (1st September -  31st January 2019)



The salary will be the Lecturer Scale at the appropriate point in line with current Government Pay Policy.



The post will be based at St. Angela's College, Lough Gill, Sligo and some assignments will require attendance at other sites.



Interested applicants should email a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae, including the names and addresses of three referees to:, or post to HR Manager, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo.


Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of information supplied.

Canvassing will disqualify.

St. Angela's College regrets that it cannot refund any expenses incurred by candidates attending for interview.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo Garda Vetting procedures.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th May 2018


St. Angela’s College, Sligo are an Equal Opportunities employer.