Queen's University can trace its roots back to 1845 when it was established as one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland. It is the second oldest university in Ireland, and the ninth oldest in the United Kingdom. Queen's became a university in its own right under the terms of the Irish Universities Act 1908 following the signing of a Royal Charter by King Edward VII in the same year. The University is an autonomous body and a registered charity. Queen's prides itself on the quality of its academic leadership, with a united team of academics and academic support directors working together to deliver its Vision.
Queen’s University is becoming an increasingly diverse institution with staff from all over the world. Over 15% of our staff population come from outside the island of Ireland and we value the contribution international staff make to the community campus and city life.
The Staff Gateway contains news, events and information for Queen’s staff, including working life and staff communications, as well as specific information for academic staff.
The Research and Enterprise Directorate supports our researchers in a number of ways, providing guidance on ethics and governance, funding projects, working with partners, and commercial developments.
Queen's wants to recruit, develop and nurture outstanding researchers who will deliver world-leading research and become our research leaders of the future. As an Illuminate Fellow (The Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship Scheme at Queen’s University Belfast), you will be part of a world-class international university built on teaching excellence, leading-edge research, innovation, collaboration and engagement, and will play a key role in shaping our future priorities. With a career pathway to a permanent Senior Lecturer/Reader post, you will benefit from membership of the Fellowship Academy to support your development and progression.
Queen's University runs its own academic costume hire service and this can be used by students, staff and local schools and colleges for ceremonial use – Understanding Academic Costume.
The award–winning McClay Library, which opened in 2009, blends the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology and all staff can enjoy access to its many resources. The Library's collections support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, science and engineering, the social sciences and law. The iconic CS Lewis Reading Room is a serene reading space, decorated with glass-engraved inscriptions from the Belfast author’s works as well as a hand-carved replica of the famous wardrobe door from The Chronicles of Narnia.
EURAXESS UK is a British Council managed hub which aids researchers in their career development, supporting mobility and acting as a support mechanism for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK.
TED Talks, a large online library of previously broadcasted lectures, covering a wide array of topics including careers advice. This is the inspirational TEDxStormont talk given by Queen's late vice-chancellor Professor Patrick J Johnston entitled “Imagining Success through Failure”.