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Lecturer (Academic) in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Bournemouth University - Forensic Science

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 per annum with further progression opportunities to £44,706
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021
Job Ref: FST440

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty has a reputation for producing high quality graduates, and world leading research.  This is an opportunity to join a buoyant and growing department, which has seen continued growth in student numbers, significant investment in physical and staff resources, new state of the art laboratories and a growing research profile.

There is a position available within our Forensic Science team:

As Lecturer (Academic) in Environmental Analytical Chemistry, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to support teaching and research in this field. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in analytical chemistry as applied to the field of environmental science or forensic science. Strength in trace analysis and experience in separation science, advanced sampling and extraction techniques, tandem and time of flight mass spectrometry would be welcome. 

You will be qualified to Doctoral level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong academic profile and a track record of participating in research funding applications and research projects.

Successful candidates will contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Forensic Science and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects. A strong research and pedagogic focus in subjects related to forensic sciences is essential.

We support our academic staff with a rich personal development programme, seed funds for mobility and networking, grant writing support, internal funding scheme for PhD studentships, and engagement with industry facilities. We have a strong team-based working style and we support new academics in a friendly and collaborative environment and expect them to be excellent team players and communicators.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact by email Dr Kathy Hodder ( or Dr Richard Paul (

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively please email the HR Services Team at quoting the appropriate reference (FST440). 

BU values, and is committed to, an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Tuesday 5 October 2021

Interview Date: TBC

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