Lecturer in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (0.5 FTE)

Glasgow Caledonian University

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The Department of Life Sciences is located within the School of Health & Life Sciences, which is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, applied research and knowledge transfer. As well as an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, the Department has an active and diverse portfolio of research, in state of the art facilities, which aligns with a major GCU general theme of Public Health & Long-term conditions.


The Department of Life Sciences has a long standing, international reputation for excellence in teaching and learning and offers a suite of BSc and MSc degree Programmes that attract high quality students from across the globe and deliver highly employable graduates.


We are seeking to appoint a 0.5 Lecturer to contribute to the delivery of teaching & learning in the general area of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, contributing to our Biomedical Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Food Bioscience UG/PG programmes. Dynamic, self-motivated and professional individuals would particularly suit this post, which will involve teaching in a broad subject area.


The successful candidate will be an experienced scientist with a PhD in Biological & Biomedical Sciences, the ability to demonstrate lecturing experience in this area at HE level, a proven record of research achievement and a strong interest in developing teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.


If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please feel free to contact Dr Linda Walsh, Assistant Head of Department (Biomolecular, Microbiology & Food Science; 0141 331 3632; l.p.walsh@gcu.ac.uk) or Professor Christopher Bartholomew, Research Professor (0141 331 3213; c.bartholomew@gcu.ac.uk)


Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU.


Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Main purpose of the role

The main purpose of this role is to deliver teaching & learning in the general subject area of Biological & Biomedical Sciences. This subject area has a vibrant, professional and dynamic outlook and the School are seeking to expand the Biological & Biomedical Sciences team to further enhance its excellent reputation and value to the School and University.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role Design, develop and deliver a range of teaching materials for study at various levels and contribute to the development of Programmes. Review and update teaching material with appropriate regularity. Contribute to the development and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and skills to promote student application and cognitive development. Participate in scholarly & pedagogical activity and continuous professional development. Participate in and promote the Department's off campus and workplace activities. Apply appropriate quality standards and measurements to teaching activities and learning outcomes. Demonstrate a developing in-depth understanding of area of Biological & Biomedical Sciences and pedagogy to the extent of professional recognition. Ensure curricula are underpinned with appropriate research. Responsible for the management, implementation and compliance with Health and Safety regulations, standards and processes within your area of responsibility and control. Person specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

E1 - PhD in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

D1 - Post-graduate teaching qualification





E2 - Experience of teaching and learning in Biological & Biomedical Sciences at HE level

E3 - Experience of research in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

D2 - Supervision of research students and/or technical staff


Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

E4 - Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to adapt style to suit different individuals and situations

E5 – A broad knowledge & understanding of Biological & Biomedical Sciences delivery at HE level

E6 - Flexibility and the ability to work independently and to use own initiative

E7 - Willingness & ability to teach in a broad subject area

E8 - Evidence of publishing in quality journals

D3 - Member of the Royal Society of Biology or other appropriate body

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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