Lecturer in Science Communication

University of the West of England, Bristol - Applied Sciences

Job overview:

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint a full time, fixed-term post in Science Communication within the Department of Applied Sciences.

You will contribute to teaching on the highly regarded and innovative MSc in Science Communication as well as to science communication provision at undergraduate and foundation level, for example, the Level 3 Science Communication and Wildlife, Film and Media modules. You will also be expected to supervise MSc project students who are conducting their research. There is an opportunity for you to also contribute to the Science Communication Unit’s CPD offering and you may be involved in designing and delivering training to a range of universities and institutions, and/or via our innovative online training provision. 

You will have experience of research in science communication, preferably in one of the areas of: digital communication, broadcast/film or inclusion/inclusivity. You should be able to demonstrate expertise in either quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies. We are particularly interested in candidates who have or are willing to explore innovative research methods. Other responsibilities will include a range of teaching and student support activities that may include input to other programmes within the wider Faculty.

You should be prepared to work on Saturdays for Open Days, teaching on the MSc Science Communication (up to 6 days over the academic year), and may have the opportunity partake in residential field courses; prior notice will be given.

You will also be expected to engage in research and/or scholarly/professional activity to enhance and inform teaching design, delivery and curriculum development. There is likely to be the opportunity to be involved with research projects running in the Unit and to further develop your own research career. Support for research bidding will be provided, and there may be opportunities to develop collaborative and individual external bids with staff throughout the SCU and within the wider Faculty.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.
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