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Our purpose is to make a distinctive contribution of service and excellence, in the Catholic tradition, to higher education in Northern Ireland. St Mary's is an academic community committed to the search for meaning and value in the intellectual life, to academic excellence and to individual attention for students.


To apply please download an application pack, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form below and submit both your application form and monitoring form by email to recruitment@smucb.ac.uk in Word format by the closing date.  

A-20-4 Associate Lecturer in Music Therapy



Music Therapy in Education        

The benefits of music therapy in supporting a diverse range of learning needs are well documented. This module explores the procedures, challenges and benefits of using music therapeutic techniques in a range of educational contexts. The aim of the module is to help primary and post-primary teachers understand how music therapeutic techniques have the ability to increase individuals' capacity for learning and for coping in the school environment. It provides teachers with practical strategies for implementation in their own educational setting. Participants will develop knowledge and understanding of music therapeutic techniques through pedagogical exploration and experiential learning as they discover its role in supporting children and young people. Please note, while it is not compulsory to have a background in music, it may be beneficial if the participant has some musical knowledge. It is hoped to run the course over three intensive sessions.



Applicant Information Pack


Application Form


Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form



The closing date for receipt of applications by email to recruitment@smucb.ac.uk is Monday 27 July 2020 by 12 noon.



A-20-5 Associate Lecturer in Education (Professional Lives)


Teachers’ Professional Lives (On-line)

This module introduces participants to research into teachers’ lives and professional careers. Research throughout the career span has identified developmental patterns that help us understand how teachers’ conceptions of their careers change and how they define and derive their sense of self as they face a range of critical dilemmas and opportunities in teaching. The module reviews scholarly work on the lives of teachers, which performs the essential role of making known the voices and narratives of teachers and the experience of teaching in our schools. The module introduces teachers to the self-study research process and to models of professional inquiry.


Applicant Information Pack


Application Form


Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form



The closing date for receipt of applications by email to recruitment@smucb.ac.uk is Monday 27 July 2020 by 12 noon.


The College will accept returned application forms in Word format by email to recruitment@smub.ac.uk by 12 noon on Monday 27 July 2020.  Please do not return your application by post as we are working remotely at present and may not receive it before the closing date. For additional data protection, you can encrypt your documents with a password.  Go to File/Protect document/Encrypt with password in a Word document.  Your password can be sent separately by email to recruitment@smub.ac.uk

St Mary’s University College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with a disability. Members of the Protestant community are currently under-represented among the staff. Therefore, applications from this section of the community are particularly welcome.

St Mary's University College is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably experienced and/or qualified candidates, irrespective of religious belief, political opinion, gender, disability, race, age, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependants.

The College is located on the Falls Road, opposite the Royal Victoria Hospital, accessible by public transport (bus).

The terms and conditions of employment are considered competitive and compare favourably with other employers. We can offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 35 hours per week as a full time member of the support staff
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to an on-site gym
  • Access to the College Library
  • Defined benefit pension scheme (NILGOSC or Teachers' Superannuation Pension if eligible)
  • Occupational maternity & paternity benefits
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Excellent training & development opportunities
  • An Employee Assistance Programme

You can apply for a vacancy by downloading an application form and further details from our website.  To view these documents, you must use Adobe Reader Version 4.0 (or above) which is available for free download at the Adobe website.


Alternatively, you can request that a Word version of the application form be sent by email or post by emailing recruitment or by telephone on 028 90268207. Please state the reference number in all correspondence.    


In the interests of fairness please use the space provided on your application form and do not alter the form.

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