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Lecturer in Computational Chemistry

University of Bath
Bath, Somerset
Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Academic, Chemistry, Computational, Teaching
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Join the Department of Chemistry as a Lecturer in Computational Chemistry. 

About the role:

  • This role has arisen as maternity cover for a Lecturer within the department and is on a fixed term basis until April 2023
  • You will teach lecture- and laboratory-based units in computational chemistry, maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning, and its inclusive and supportive learning environment.

About you

You will have a strong background in chemistry as evidenced by a good quality MChem or related degree. You will have carried out research in computational chemistry, and either hold a PhD in this area or be about to receive one. You will have experience in teaching at an appropriate level, for example through giving tutorials or demonstrating in a laboratory and have a desire to increase your teaching experience.

Application Requirements & Selection Process

Please provide a full CV and statements outlining your teaching experience and commitment to EDI.

For informal discussion about the role, please contact:
Professor Andrew Burrows, Head of Department (
Professor Steve Parker, Head of Computational Chemistry (
or Dr Gan Shermer, Director of Teaching ( 

What we can offer you:

We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment for all staff, including mentorship and flexible working arrangements. The Department and the University both currently hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusion. If you would like to discuss any EDI issues or other aspects of the working environment with a member of staff who is not involved in the recruitment process, please contact Professor Petra Cameron (

We offer:

  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.


Our mission is to deliver world class research and teaching, educating our graduates to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.

We are a truly international community with over 73,000 alumni located in 150 countries around the globe, nearly 30 per cent of our academics are international with around the same proportion in our student population.

We are a first choice destination for students in an increasingly competitive market. Students are attracted by our excellent academic reputation, our outstanding graduate employment record, our world-class sports facilities, and the wide array of other social, recreational and personal development opportunities we offer. Our ability to offer placement options across our discipline base, and with leading organisations, is unique among UK research universities.

Our staff are vital in creating the University’s vibrant and innovative academic community, and we value working collaboratively with others within our global network of contacts in business, the professions, the public and voluntary sectors.

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