Fixed Term Lecturer in Chemistry - Immediate Start

Carlisle, Cumbria
£16.63 per hour
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

The Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies is seeking to recruit a part time Lecturer in Chemistry able to utilise analytical techniques for forensic, toxicological and industrial purposes.

The modules to be taught are Toxicology, Analytical Investigative Science and Advanced Analytical Techniques and all focus on the application and utilisation of chemical analytical techniques.

The modules will commence delivery from Monday 16th October for compressed Semester 1 delivery and we seek someone to support this delivery as soon as possible.

You will be an experienced scientist ideally with a PhD, the ability to demonstrate lecturing experience in this area at HE level and a strong interest in developing teaching at undergraduate level.

As well as the requisite academic and technical skills you will be required to evidence their ability to work as part of a team demonstrating skills in project and time management and a passion for teaching and learning. Dynamic, self-motivated and professional individuals would particularly suit this post, which will involve teaching in a broad subject area.

We are seeking innovative, creative, high quality researchers, and scholars to foster a culture of exploration, discovery and intellectual challenge that generates international recognition, respect and engagement.

The Department

The Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies is one of seven departments within the University.  It is a busy and vibrant Department which has strong links with a number of professional bodies and employers and this is reflected in the high level of employment our students enjoy. The University and Department are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative working environment for all staff. There is a comprehensive programme of staff development for academic staff and all colleagues are encouraged to enhance and develop their careers.

The Department is split across two sites, Ambleside and Carlisle, to suit the academic portfolio and delivery needs of the programmes.  The academic portfolio provides a range of under-graduate and post-graduate programmes which is currently expanding in response to growing student numbers and employer needs.  Science is a specific growth area and the University have invested in facilities and resources to enable the Department to develop new programmes in the core life sciences.

Job Description

Job Purpose:
To work as part of a team developing and delivering high quality academic provision through implementation of teaching and learning, in order to contribute to the provision of high quality learning and opportunities and the best possible student experience.  To engage in scholarly activity and knowledge transfer activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Your principal duties and responsibilities are outlined in the role profile for a Lecturer.

The post holder will:

  • deliver teaching and learning in Toxicology and Advanced Investigative Science to students studying Forensic Science and Advanced Analytical Chemistry to students studying applied chemistry.
  • design, develop and deliver a range of teaching materials for study at level 6 and contribute to the development of Programmes.
  • contribute to other Programmes within the STEM portfolio.
  • apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and skills to promote student application and cognitive development.
  • be responsible for the management, implementation and compliance with Health and Safety regulations, standards and processes within your area of responsibility and control.

You will on occasions and in line with operational needs:

  • Be required to travel to other campuses and sites as necessary. 

In addition to the duties listed above, you will be required to perform other duties which are assigned from time to time.  However, such other duties will be reasonable in relation to the grade.

It is the University’s intention that this role description is seen as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the post holder is accountable.  However, the business will change and the post holder’s obligations will vary and develop.  The description should be seen as a guide and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.

Informal enquiries:

Dr Elspeth Lees, Head of Department
Mark Magas, Senior Lecturer Science

To apply:

Please send your cv to