UL is a wonderful place to work where curiosity, creativity and academic excellence are encouraged in an inclusive community committed to social good. 

University of Limerick has more than 1,750 staff members across the areas of Research, Academic and Support Services.

A research-led, energetic and enterprising institution UL has a proud record of innovation and excellence in education and scholarship. We value creativity, curiosity and excellence in our inclusive community which is committed to social good.

Our motto Eagna chun Gnímh translates as Wisdom for Action reflecting our mission to contribute to the discovery of new knowledge for a better world.   

Employee benefits

  • All statutory leave types and shorter working year
  • Learning and development incentives - mentoring programme, tuition fees, training course leave, further study, exam leave and conferring leave
  • Career break, special research leave and sabbatical leave
  • Research grant for returning academic carers
  • Promotion/progression for academics
  • Pension and Death in Service payment including financial and pension advice
  • Library access
  • Relocation expenses where approved in advance
  • Wellness initiatives/rewards - option to join our health insurance scheme
  • Bike to work initiatives
  • Discounted use of UL facilities - Gym, Pool, Concert Hall
  • Travel pass through Taxsaver (Bus Eireann, Iarnrod Eireann)
  • The option to join the UL Sports and Social Club

Further information on the above can be found on the A-Z Directory of the Human Resources website. 

Commitment to equality and diversity

"UL has always considered gender equality and broader equality, diversity, and inclusion issues as a key priority and through dedicated leadership has embedded gender equality across the institution," UL President Professor Kerstin Mey.

We take great pride in being one of the first institutions in Ireland to achieve an Athena SWAN (AS) Bronze Institution Award (in July 2015). 

In 2023 we became the first institution in Ireland to receive a prestigious Athena Swan Silver Award.

UL has been recognised as a leader in embedding gender equality as the first institution in the Irish Higher Education Sector to receive the silver award. 

We are also the second university in Ireland to be awarded the Athena SWAN expanded charter. This award recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. 

The campus

The UL campus  is truly one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere in the world. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this peaceful green place with its trees, its fountains and the beautiful river Shannon flowing majestically through it all. In spring, UL is a symphony of birdsong, while in autumn, it is a celebration of colour.

UL's campus area comprises 366 acres, which includes 116 acres located in the North Bank Campus on the Clare side of the River Shannon. 

  • UL was ranked 17th in the world for its efforts towards campus sustainability and environmentally friendly university management in the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2020
  • 419 laboratories (encompassing undergraduate teaching, research, specialist and high-tech facilities)
  • Eight student villages providing accommodation for 3,000 students and visiting academic staff
  • Total value of investment to date in land, buildings and equipment is over €720 million

our campus