The Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) offers an annual programme of scholarly exchange awards between universities of Canada and Ireland.
Founded in 1994 by Dr. Craig Dobbin of Newfoundland and Dr. Patrick Hillery, former President of Ireland, the Foundation was formally recognised in a 2004 Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Canada and Ireland.
With funding from the National Lottery and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Foundation provides scholarly awards, open to all academic disciplines, designed to support the teaching of the Irish language in certain Canadian universities.
This programme exists to support the development and growth of the Irish language in Canada.
As such, the role of the Irish Language Instructor is twofold: she/he is engaged to teach the Irish Language within the university, and to support the development of the Irish Language in the wider community.
ICUF wishes to appoint a number of Irish Language Instructors for the nine-month period Sept 2013 – May 2014.
The following is a list of partner universities:
University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec,
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland
University of Ottawa, Ontario
These awards enable teachers to participate in the Irish language instruction programme at a Canadian university, and will also provide individuals with the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and extend their knowledge of Canadian society and culture, enriching their teaching work on their return to Ireland.
Further information on the awards, the terms and conditions and application forms are available on www.icuf.ie.
For enquiries and further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Monday, 4 March, 2013