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Lecturer in Drug and Alcohol Studies

University of the West of Scotland - School of Education and Social Sciences

Location: Paisley
Salary: £37,467 to £44,706 per annum (AC2)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: REQ001270

Paisley Campus

Full-time: 35 hours per week

Fixed Term: 9 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Lecturer in Drug and Alcohol Studies to join the Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies (CDAS) programme within the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland.

The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School, and the successful candidate will work with colleagues to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain experience of working in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement.

A completed, or close to completion, PhD in Social Sciences or relevant area is essential. A postgraduate qualification in education/teaching and learning and an Advance HE Fellowship are highly desirable. Applications are sought from individuals with experience of studying, researching or working in the substance use or related field who can contribute to the existing CDAS programme.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an excellent research-based student experience, contributing to our popular MSc Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies. Teaching is primarily focussed on the delivery of established modules and the successful candidate will be supported in developing their proficiency in HE teaching and learning environments, managing teaching activity and reflecting on best practice. You will be encouraged to develop existing expertise and research interests and contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on teaching and research matters within your area and assist with programme administration. 

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Jim McKechnie, Head of Division, email: or Dr. Aileen O’Gorman, CDAS Programme Leader email:

Further information including details of how to apply are available at

Closing date: Wednesday 29th September 2021

Interview date: Friday 8th October 2021

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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