Questions tagged [ireland]

On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in Ireland, specifically the Republic of Ireland, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world. For questions related to Northern Ireland, the UK tag would be more appropriate.

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Why are Irish universities ranked so low and are relatively unknown internationally?

The United States and the United Kingdom have world famous universities with very good reputations in various fields, such as Oxford, Harvard, MIT or Princeton. On the other hand, Ireland, which is an ...
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What sort of questions are typical when interviewing for an Assistant Professor position in Ireland?

I have an upcoming interview for an assistant professor position in computing in a university in Ireland. The interviewers are Vice President Academic Affairs and Research, Dean and Vice Dean of the ...
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How to/Should I ask for more time to make a decision between Phd offers

I'm a Congolese grad student who has received two PhD scholarship offers. I got the first quite a while ago but when I saw the call for the Irish program I applied because it fit everything I've been ...
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Academic Job Interviews for Asst Prof Positions in Ireland

I have an upcoming interview for an asst prof position in a university in Ireland. I am wondering what questions are asked in such interviews. I am used to the hiring process in the US. It will be my ...
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Irish Degree Terminology

I'm from the US looking at an academic job in Ireland, and I'm not sure what the form below is asking for. It has a field for "qualification" and also for "result/class of award". ...
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Ph.D. in UK/Ireland as "Dipl.-Ing." from Germany

Is it feasible for an engineering student from Germany to get into a Ph.D. program in the UK/Ireland? Specifically, what should one keep in mind/try to accomplish in the last two years before ...
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Equivalent of 'above/below the bar'

I've just come across some academic positions in Ireland described as Lecturer above (/below) the bar. What should this be understood as equivalent to in other naming schemes? (A basic search didn't ...
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Etiquette for academic job interviews in Ireland

I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed ...