Associate Lecturer

University of York - Chemistry

Fixed Term until 30 June 2021

Applications are invited for a fixed term Associate Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, starting as soon as possible. The post holder will join a group of dedicated and talented teaching and scholarship staff in the Department and will teach across a broad range of chemistry topics to different year groups. The position will have a significant association with the undergraduate teaching laboratory and consequently will require the post holder to play an active role in the teaching, running and development of undergraduate practical chemistry courses.

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York. The Department was placed in the top ten UK universities for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF). It is recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of student experience, novel teaching methods and final outcomes. Students rated the Department with an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the National Student Survey 2017.


You will contribute to the teaching and assessment of our three and four year Chemistry, Biochemistry and Natural Sciences undergraduate degree programmes. This will include the delivery of high-quality small-group teaching across the broad range of core chemistry disciplines to first and second year students as well as more specialist topics to third and fourth year students. There will be opportunities for the development of innovative teaching and learning approaches for use in tutorials, workshops and practical courses. The role may involve the supervision of educational-based research projects as well as pastoral and administrative duties.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD in Chemistry or closely related area, with good team working, organisation and communication skills. You will have some teaching experience in undergraduate-level Chemistry as well as experience of undergraduate level practical Chemistry demonstrating. You should be able to communicate new and complex information effectively, both verbally and in writing, engaging interest and enthusiasm of the target audience. We have a particular preference for candidates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility to teach a range of chemical topics in early years and to be able to specialise in one or more of biological, inorganic or organic chemistry in later years.

You will have an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Informal Enquiries may be made to Dr Victor Chechik, Chair of the Board of Studies, (

The Department of Chemistry values all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive.

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