Job Opportunities

The UCD Applied Language Centre (ALC) offers a wide range of programmes in the following areas:

    • English as a foreign and second language
    • English for Academic Purposes pathways for international students
    • Foreign language for credit modules for undergraduate and graduate students
    • Graduate programes in Teaching English to Speakers of Othe Langauges (TESOL)
    • Administration Jobs - Full Time/Part Time

The ALC is Ireland's largest and most experienced Examination Centre for IELTS and Cambridge English examinations with test dates offered regularly each month. The cenre has more than 3,000 students taking courses and 5,000 examination candidates each year.

For current job opportunities at the ALC see below.

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Applications are invited for a teaching position on the UCD Applied Language Centre’s English for Academic Studies programme (20 hours per week, 9.00-13.00, Mon-Fri).

The post is initially for 10 weeks, from Monday 15th January until Friday 23rd March 2018, but there may be the possibility of continued work throughout the year. An induction day will be arranged prior to the post beginning.

 Please note the following requirements.


· Undergraduate degree (any discipline)

· Recognised TEFL qualification

· Significant EFL teaching experience


· Experience teaching EAP

· Post-graduate qualification (any discipline, especially if related to TESOL/Applied Linguistics)

· IELTS experience


The successful candidate will

·  plan and deliver lessons to classes of up to 15 students

·  attend weekly programme meetings

·  help to mark placement tests and end-of-programme assessments

·  write reports on students as required


Please submit a cover letter and up-to-date CV to Dr Alex Runchman at Applications are welcome until the position is filled. Applications received after the position has been filled will be considered if future positions arise.  


For any further enquiries please contact:

Dr. Alex Runchman, EAS Coordinator, UCD Applied Language Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.


Exam Invigilators 2017-2018

We are currently seeking postgraduate students with relevant experience for the following posts:
a) IELTS and Cambridge exam invigilators (Saturdays 08.00 - 14.00 or 13:00-18:30 and occasional weekdays), all year round
b) Clerical Markers (marking of the examinations. approx. 4 to 12 hrs per examination on Saturday afternoons or during the week.
The rate of pay is €12.30 per hour 
We are looking for applicants who are highly organised, reliable and who have excellent attention to detail.  Training will be provided for both invigilating and clerical marking.  Application forms are available to download from this site or for collection from UCD Applied Language Centre reception (First Floor, Daedalus Building). Please include a cover letter and  CV with your application. 
Applications should be submitted by email to (with Exam Invigilator Application as the subject line) no later than 17:00, Wednesday 29 November 2017.