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Lecturer in Chemistry

University of Kent - School of Physical Sciences

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th September 2018
Closes: 28th September 2018
Job Ref: STM0952

The School of Physical Sciences is a vibrant, dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary school covering physics, chemistry and forensic science disciplines. It has enjoyed extensive investment by the University of Kent over the past five years, including a doubling of academic staff, and around £15 million spent on laboratory refurbishment, equipment, and general upgrade.

We are seeking to recruit a fixed term and part time enthusiastic and inspiring Lecturer in Chemistry to join our established teaching staff, to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs, as well as postgraduate research degrees.

It is envisaged that the role will primarily (but not exclusively) focus on delivering teaching (including lab-based as well as lectures and workshop teaching) to stages 1 and 2 of the chemistry and forensic science degree programmes.

As a Lecturer in Chemistry you will:

  • Teach and assess Undergraduate students, including laboratory work, providing and supporting with online teaching material.
  • Transfer knowledge in the form of practical skills, methods and techniques and identify learning needs of students and define appropriate learning objectives
  • Undertake academic duties such as setting and marking of assessments, and pastoral support of learners, to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching and student experience.
  • Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A first degree or the equivalent with a PhD in a relevant discipline, or to have submitted PhD thesis and be awaiting viva, or the equivalent experience
  • Experience of teaching and delivering relevant chemistry at undergraduate level within established teaching programmes.
  • An understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on academic content and issues relating to student need
  • Evidence of, and a personal commitment to developing, excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. A consistent strong performer in the league tables, we were awarded in 2017 a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We were also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014) with world-leading research in all subjects.

Start date for applications: 24 August 2018

Closing date for applications: 28 September 2018

Interviews are to be held: 09 November 2018

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0952

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

   
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