The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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The Royal Irish Academy’s Human Resources Department is committed to providing the highest level of service to the Academy, its staff and the public, through its role in attracting, retaining and motivating staff of the highest calibre. The HR Department also ensures that appropriate policies, protocols and procedures reflective of best practice are in place to assist and guide managers in the recruitment, deployment, development and management of staff. The Royal Irish Academy is an equal opportunities employer.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The Royal Irish Academy is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, eliminating unlawful discrimination, and creating an open and inclusive culture where everyone feels valued. The aim is for our workforce to be representative of society and for each employee to feel respected and able to contribute to the best of their ability.

The Academy believes that embracing equality and diversity in the workplace benefits not just the Academy but also individual employees, divisions and our stakeholders. The Academy strives to create an inclusive and supportive environment in which all employees can flourish and reach their full potential, regardless of differences, experience or education. Harnessing the wide range of perspectives this diversity brings, promotes innovation and helps make us more creative and in delivering on our strategic objectives.

Equality and Diversity are not inter-changeable but inter-dependent. There can be no equality of opportunity if difference is not valued and harnessed and taken account of.


The Royal Irish Academy is committed to sustainability and climate action. As a public body the Academy must meet the Public Sector Climate Action Mandate. The Academy is committed to not just meeting but going beyond its obligations. The Royal Irish Academy has also pledged to be a Net Zero greenhouse gas emitting organisation by 2050 along with several sister academies. The Academy strives to take into account best-practice recommendations on climate action from similar contexts and apply these across the organisation. Academy staff receive training on sustainability issues and climate action and are invited to share ideas for initiatives. 

The Royal Irish Academy has established a staff Green Team made up of staff members from many departments and grades. The Green Team is a driver of sustainability within the organisation. The Green Team organises staff awareness events, coordinates staff action on climate issues and contributes to the Academy’s reporting.

How to Apply

All positions in the RIA are advertised on our Website, on the Public Jobs website and through our social media channels. Applications are submitted directly by email in accordance with the guidelines in the advertised job. Applicants will be shortlisted based on information provided in their application.

Failure to fulfil the application requisites will deem the application invalid. Please ensure a valid, monitored email address is used. The email address will be used to acknowledge receipt of the application and as the main form of contact to liaise with applicants.

Applicants should note that the closing date and time will be strictly adhered to. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note the onus is on the applicant to ensure that applications arrive in advance of the closing date and time.

The acceptance of an application from a person desiring to be a candidate, or an invitation to attend for interview or any other selection method is not an admission by the organisation that the applicant possesses the prescribed qualifications. 


Ben Doyle Ioana Marcu
Interim Head of HR HR Admin Generalist
Phone:: +353 85 254 1990 Phone: +353 1 6090643
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