Established in 1970 and autonomous since January 1993, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) provides higher educational opportunities in a range of disciplines across Levels 6 – 10 of the National Qualifications Framework, through full-time and part-time programmes.
The Institute is a dynamic provider of higher education and is strategically positioned mid-way along the Dublin-Belfast Corridor, on the south side of Dundalk, a town that combines a rich history with modern industrial development. It serves as a knowledge and enterprise hub for the North-East region of the Republic of Ireland and is a major contributor to the economic, social, and cultural development of this region with over 5,000 registered students and an impressive 86 acre campus.
The Institute, which has four academic schools: Business & Humanities, Engineering, Health & Science and Informatics & Creative Arts, recognises the fundamental importance of recruiting excellent academic staff.
Over the past decade the DKIT has positioned itself as one of the leading Institutes of Technology with international reputation, in terms of its research performance. There has been a continual growth in the Institute’s research expenditure, with in excess of €45M in research funding being secured from both national and international sources, such as, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council (IRCSET), the Higher Education Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, the Welcome Trust, National Institutes of Health, cross border funds, Atlantic Philanthropy and the European Union.
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The Institute is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified counsellors to work with their counselling service to provide 22 additional counselling hours per week.