The Discipline of Film, School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Film.

The appointment responds to specific needs identified in a series of reports including the Department of Education and Skills Action Plan, ‘Technology Skills 2022’, and the Olsberg Report (‘Economic Analysis of the Audiovisual Sector in the Republic of Ireland’) both of which listed Gaming as a priority area in the future world of work. It will develop the Department of Film’s own teaching in this area, currently one dedicated module on the new ‘Screenwriting’ strand in the M.Phil. in Film Studies.

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 to €86,247 per annum, pro-rata at 0.5FTE]. Appointment will be made no higher than point 8 (i.e. €50,410).

Post Status: Four-year, fixed term contract – from 1st September 2021 (part-time 0.5FTE)

Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT), 8th February 2021



The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Deliver the department’s and the School’s postgraduate taught programmes, to contribute to the development of research student activities and the enhancement of the School’s research profile.
  • Contribute to the department’s teaching programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, including module co-ordination, delivery of lectures and seminars, marking of assignments and examinations, and supervision of dissertations.
  • Take responsibility for convening and delivering specialist modules at postgraduate levels, including as standalone CPD offerings.
  • Contribute to collaboratively taught modules at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Supervise M.Phil., M.Litt. and Ph.D. dissertations.
  • Contribute to the department’s wider administrative remit, attending meetings, serving on sub-committees and assuming specific responsibilities as determined by the Head of Department.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to exploring opportunities for external research funding and forming industry partnerships.
  • Teaching-related responsibilities will include academic assessment, course administration, and curriculum development, specifically of a new Masters Degree in Creative Technologies.
  • General duties will include participation in recruitment initiatives (Open Days), attendance at key department and School events (research seminars, etc.).
  • All duties will be commensurate with a 0.5 appointment.




  • An excellent academic record and a PhD (or to be near completion of a PhD) in a related area.
  • The ability, enthusiasm for, and success in designing and delivering modules in Narratives for Games.
  • Practical experience of writing or designing games and/or interactive narratives.
  • The ability to design and develop modules for online CPD delivery.
  • The ability to design and develop a new Masters in Creative Technologies.
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in an interdisciplinary environment.


  • Experience of research supervision and teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate level.
  • Experience of curriculum development and administration.
  • Experience of working with colleagues in a theory and method-pluralistic environment.
  • Proven ability or evident potential to attract external research funding and to create industry partnerships.




  • Demonstrated potential to manage and develop modules in Narratives for Computer Games.


  • Experience of course management and development at university level.
  • Experience of involvement in research seminars, recruitment initiatives and other activities.



  • Evidence of research potential appropriate to career stage.
  • Proven ability or potential to attract external grant funding.
  • The ability to contribute to the strategic objectives of the School of Creative Arts.

In addition, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated or potential contribution to the College and to the discipline and wider community.



  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to enthuse listeners.
  • A commitment to research-led and innovative teaching methods.
  • A commitment to engage with non-traditional learners through CPD-led modules.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to effectively manage a demanding workload.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to engage in the administrative requirements of the Department, School and College.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team, to collaborate with colleagues at an inter-disciplinary level and to participate at School, Faculty and College level.
  • Demonstrated potential to manage and develop courses in a University setting.
  • Demonstrate vision and commitment.


Applicants should provide the following information when applying for the post of Assistant Professor in Film (computer game narratives):

  1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications.
  2. Evidence of practice-based experience in creating Narratives for Computer Games.
  3. The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, email, etc.) of three referees.
  4. A teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages).


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not submit this additional information may not be considered for shortlisting.

Please visit the Trinity College vacancies page to view a full job description and to apply.


Job added 22/01/2021