ADAPT Centre has an ambitious vision for embedding education and engagement of the Irish public into ADAPT’s research activities, and for a STEM-informed workforce that can leverage technology to exploit the opportunities and address the challenges that will arise in the future fusion of digital and real world environments. The ADAPT Education and Public Engagement (EPE) programme will be a key pillar of ADAPT’s role in ‘future-proofing Ireland’. It aims to enable involvement in technology research by designing and delivering two-way public engagement formats that will result in genuine dialogue and involvement between ADAPT researchers and citizens.
Thus the involvement of the Irish public in ADAPT’s research into Digital Media Technology and Artificial intelligence will involve active participation which will lead to (i) the public having a greater understanding of the basic scientific concepts behind digital engagement and acquire skills necessary to engage fully in our digital world (ii) the opportunity to explore and interact with technologies that enable engagement in our digital world (iii) the co-creation or opportunity to contribute to research on the future of safe, user-mediated digital engagement.
The Education and Public Engagement Project Lead will help ensure the effective co-development and delivery of these initiatives, providing organisational and administrative support, engaging relevant communities, sourcing funding, and driving evaluation of outcomes and impact.
Details of our main initiatives are available on our website www.adaptcentre.ie
The Education and Public Engagement Project Lead role will be based at Dublin City University, but the successful candidate should expect to work frequently at our partner institutions. Occasional visits to schools and coordination of public events outside of standard working hours will also be required.
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not restricted to, the following:
Candidates must have a Primary Degree or equivalent (NFQ Level 7) in an appropriate area plus 3 years’ relevant experience.
The desirable post-holder will hold a postgraduate degree and have substantial relevant work experience in an education, public engagement or stakeholder engagement role in a technology environment. Knowledge of the digital content technology area is highly desirable. The post-holder must be able to demonstrate an ability to forge and maintain excellent working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
In addition, the successful candidate will have: