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Irish Language Instructors 2012 – 2013 Call for Applications

January 27, 2012

The Ireland Canada University Foundation offers an annual programme of scholarly exchange awards open to all academic disciplines, between the 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 designed to support the teaching of the Irish language in certain Canadian universities. For the nine month period, September 2012- May 2013, ICUF wishes to appoint Irish Language Instructors to each of the following 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 gaeilge@icuf.ie.