Join our team

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team. 

The UCD Innovation Academy helps people from all walks of life to transform their mindset through experiential learning. Do you have what it takes to inspire people and help them to unlock their true potential? Can you help us to change the face of education, and transform the way we work and learn?

If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you. You could become a part of something truly pioneering that’s putting Ireland at the forefront of innovation. 

Why join UCD Innovation Academy?

  • Our people are our greatest assets, from sector experts, entrepreneurial educators, and facilitation specialists, to programme managers and business development managers. 
  • We empower our people with the technological tools they need to work effectively, and the freedom to think creatively. Together, we’re driving bold changes to the educational landscape.
  • We’re interested in your experience as well as your qualifications. We celebrate diversity of thought, irrespective of background or discipline. 
  • Our culture is adventurous. High-energy. Experimental. Courageous. And impactful. 
  • We work hard, but we embrace a playful approach to tap into our innate creativity. 
  • And we’re kind. We believe in creating a safe environment – often with an injection of humour – where people feel comfortable to be themselves.

So what are you waiting for? 

Applications are handled through the central UCD website. Please register here to apply for a specific role.


Current Vacancies

Facilitation Specialist – Maternity Leave estimated duration 6 to 9 months

Closing date: 5pm, 20th of March 2024

To Apply or Read the Full Job Description: Go to https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ > External jobs > search ‘UCD Innovation Academy’

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of society through transformational educational experiences.

We prepare learners for the challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene and 4th Industrial Revolution by fostering Innovation Mindsets, with an emphasis on creating a sustainable future for all.

The UCD Innovation Academy (IA) seeks to recruit a Facilitation Specialist to join us for the coming academic year. You will join a dynamic, dedicated and purpose driven team working with thousands of learners each year across eight flagship programmes. We are looking for individuals with a passion for experiential education and with experience in at least one of the following focus areas: sustainability, creativity, innovation and digital mindsets.

With the mentorship of an Education Innovation Lead, you will facilitate the learning of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as at shorter courses and events, ensuring high quality learning outcomes and innovative, ‘next practice’ initiatives. Collaborating with a team of Entrepreneurial Specialists and Facilitation

Specialists, you will create a vibrant learning environment (in-person and live online). It is anticipated that this role will be primarily in-person on the Belfield Campus.

You will support continuous improvement of current modules and courses, and innovate new approaches from identifying needs, prototyping, evaluation, academic approval and rollout. As a Facilitation Specialist, you will help build the impact of our programmes, enabling world-class innovative learning programmes with the potential for systemic change.

To Apply or Read the Full Job Description: Go to https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ > External jobs > search ‘UCD Innovation Academy’


Where can I submit my application for a position?

All applications can be made at https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ 

I am unable to proceed with the application as I do not possess a third level degree in a relevant field. I do however have years of experience working in this / similar field.

Unfortunately the requirements are linked to the job grading (salary range) evaluated by HR so we wouldn’t be able to employ someone in this role unless they have a third level degree (though there can be some flexibility as to what ‘relevant field’ might include).