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DCU Research Career Framework

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines for the DCU Research Career Framework

Research Career Framework is designed to attract and retain the best research talent to DCU, provide significant
professional development and give the best opportunities in  terms of their wider career path.

The Recruitment and Selection Guidelines outlines best practice recruitment and selection guidelines and the steps
required to ensure the swift recruitment of top research talent to the University under the Research Career Framework

The guidelines covers all aspects of the recruitment and selection process and is divided into the following five sections:

  1. Pre Advertising
  2. Advertising
  3. Pre-Interview
  4. Interview
  5. Appointment
  6. Contract Renewals/Extensions

Recruitment and Selection Timeline
The University will endeavour to make an offer of appointment within 4 to 6 weeks after the inception of the post.  This
timeframe is however contingent upon the full co-operation of all relevant parties at each stage of the process and is also subject to the following:

•  Application period (can range between 1 to 3 weeks)
•  Interview dates agreed in advance and included in the advert
•  Board member availability
•  Recruitment in progress
Notice periods
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