Strategic Teaching Fellow in Life Sciences (x3)

Imperial College London - Department of Life Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

South Kensington Campus

Teaching Fellow salary in the range: £35,850 - £44,220 per annum*

The Department of Life Sciences has an international reputation for its teaching and research. It was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment. We employ over 90 academic staff, have ~200 PhD students, ~300 Masters Students and over 850 Undergraduate students across 2 degree streams in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry/Biotechnology.

We wish to recruit three enthusiastic individuals with appropriate academic and educational experience to support a fundamental review of the Department’s undergraduate and Masters teaching programmes and to help introduce innovative teaching approaches to our curricula to enhance student learning.

You must have a degree or equivalent in a core area of Life Sciences or a related discipline and have, or be nearing completion a PhD (or equivalent) in a Life Sciences or related area. All applicants must be able to demonstrate formal teaching experience ideally in a higher education environment.

An ability to contribute discipline specific teaching to our undergraduate curriculum is essential, including one or more of the following areas of Life Sciences: Biological Chemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences, Structural Biology and Systems Biology. We are also interested in candidates with expertise in teaching quantitative skills as applied to Life Sciences, including statistics, programming, modeling and data management.

You will have a demonstrable interest in and understanding of teaching and learning innovation, including technology-enhanced learning and active learning, and collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research-led teaching. An awareness of, and interest in, pedagogical methods in higher education is also essential. You will also be expected to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, and be able to work with academic staff and students to improving learning and teaching. Experience of promoting effective learning and interactions with students in a University environment is also essential.

*It is expected roles will be awarded in the job family range Professional Services Level 3b dependent on qualifications and experience. In cases of exceptional candidates with significant relevant experience an appointment at the Level 4 scale may be considered. For appointment at Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow level, candidates will be expected to hold a PhD (or equivalent) in in a core area of Life Sciences or a related discipline and have completed at recognised teaching qualification (or equivalent). They will also have a proven ability and achievements in a broad range of teaching, and a sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to develop teaching programmes.

These are fixed term appointments for up to 4 years and we would like the Fellows to be in post by April 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Informal enquiries about the positions are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Huw D Williams (Director of Undergraduate Studies) at

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Closing date: 8th March (midnight GMT)

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