Lecturer in Chemistry

Kingdom of Bahrain, Middle East
Dependent on experience
11 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Description

Job Title: Lecturer in Chemistry

Location: RCSI – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) Reporting to: Head of the School of Medicine or nominee, RCSI Bahrain Term of office: Permanent post


RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and was founded in 2004 under license from the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain. A school of Nursing admitted its first cohort of students in October 2006. The University also offers postgraduate programmes in Nursing. RCSI Bahrain had its first cohort of 75 graduates – in all the offered disciplines, in June 2010. There are currently 1300 students on the roll with 40 nationalities represented in the student body. The role of the University is to provide healthcare education and training to world standards in Bahrain, drawing students from Bahrain, the other GCC countries and beyond. The University moved in October 2008 to a purpose built university campus adjacent to the King Hamad General Hospital. Clinical tuition is provided in the King Hamad General Hospital and in the other healthcare facilities of the Ministry of Health and Bahrain Defence Forces. The University is staffed in the main by academic and administrative personnel from Ireland and Bahrain.


The principal objective of the post is to deliver foundation tertiary level chemistry teaching in the School of the Medicine at RCSI Bahrain. The successful candidate will join a team of basic science academics who primarily deliver the Foundation Year, the first year of the 6 year medical programme at RCSI Bahrain. The Foundation Year on average has over 160 registered students annually. The delivery of the curriculum consists of traditional didactic lectures, student centered small group tutorial and discussion groups and a laboratory practical course.

It is also expected that the successful candidate will engage in original research activities. The research themes at RCSI Bahrain reflect national and regional health issues. Recently established research clusters include biosciences, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, cancer and medical education.

RCSI Bahrain works closely with its Dublin base and the candidate appointed to this role will have the support of colleagues in the Department of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in RCSI Dublin as well as the Foundation Year team in Bahrain.


The appointment to this post may be made at an appropriate level as determined by the requirements of RCSI Bahrain and the academic experience, qualifications and research track record of the successful applicant.

 Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Organising programmes of instruction, including lectures, tutorials, practical activities and assessment in the discipline area for the Undergraduate programmes at RCSI Bahrain.
  • Liaising with the Professor / Head of Academic Department and Academic Department staff regarding curriculum, examination and research matters, as appropriate.
  • Liaising with the Foundation Year Director, regarding curriculum development, teaching programmes and examinations.
  • Evaluating and assessing student achievement in formal courses
  • Advising, coaching and mentoring undergraduate students and providing advocacy as appropriate
  • Contributing to the examination and assessment processes of RCSI, including the grading of examinations, papers and projects
  • Maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance
  • Promoting innovative education technologies as appropriate to support the course content
  • As appropriate pursuing independent research or research collaborations relevant to the undergraduate medical school
  • Ensuring course curricula and materials are kept up-to-date
  • Participate in related teaching and examinations as required.
  • Representing the best interests of the Department / RCSI Bahrain at all times.
  • Participate in technical training as necessary.
  • Be flexible and responsive to the needs of staff and students.
  • Carry out administrative roles as assigned by the Head of School.

Person Specification:


  • PhD in a chemistry subject field.
  • An outstanding undergraduate lecturer, up to date and engaged in current theory within the field of Chemistry for the health sciences which will enable you to develop and deliver excellent learning, teaching and assessments.
  • A passion for ensuring student success and contributing to on-going curriculum development individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to engage with students using a variety of modes – including, lecturing, face to face and practical learning.
  • Evidence of research experience with research outputs commensurate with level of experience.
  • Good communication skills and proven ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
  • Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary manner across the three Schools of RCSI Bahrain and with colleagues in RCSI Dublin.
  • Commitment to work in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Experience in medical or chemistry education research
  • Experience in technology enhanced learning
  • Ability to develop an independent research program

 The Process:

Interview and presentation

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal competence-based interview and to give a presentation on a specific undergraduate teaching topic.

 Particulars of Post

The vacancy advertised is a permanent academic post. It is available as a permanent role (for Bahraini nationals) or, as the law requires, a two-year renewable contract for ex-patriates.

The appointee reports to the Head of the School of Medicine, RCSI Bahrain or nominee. The remuneration will be within the relevant RCSI Academic Scales.

 Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are invited through;

  • Dr. Ebrahim Rejab, Lecturer in Human Biology & Cycle Director of Foundation Year MUB Email erajab@rcsi-mub.com
  • Prof. Donal F. O’Shea, Professor and Head of Department of Pharmaceutical

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