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Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

University of Wolverhampton - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Wolverhampton
Salary: £36,382 to £43,434
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 12741

The Wolverhampton School of Sciences offers high quality learning and teaching to a diverse community of students on a range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes. We deliver a successful portfolio of courses accredited by major professional bodies including the RSC for Chemistry, the CSFS for Forensics and the RSB for our Biology courses. Our teaching and research is supported by excellent facilities including: NMR, GC-MS, ICP, LC-MS, XRF and XRD (powder).

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry to join our vibrant School. You will need to demonstrate a depth and strength of knowledge to develop and deliver innovative learning and teaching on our Chemistry, Forensics and Pharmaceutical Science programmes, as well as contribute to research and knowledge exchange. You will contribute also to the development and delivery of new undergraduate programmes in Chemistry and more broadly across the School or Faculty.

You must have a good first degree in Chemistry or a related discipline, or equivalent and have either completed a PhD in Organic Chemistry or be able to demonstrate significant experience in an industrial or commercial R&D environment. You should have a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. FHEA or PGCert) or be willing to undertake such a qualification. Experience in delivering teaching in a blended learning environment would be a benefit.

You must evidence the delivery of research outcomes that will contribute to the REF or KEF (Research Excellence or Knowledge Exchange Framework respectively); evidence of independent research in an area that complements current activity, with the capability of attracting support, or demonstrate plans to engage with one or more of the successful research areas that form part of the School’s research portfolio. Good communication and organisational skills are essential attributes.

As a University of Opportunity we are committed to promoting and developing a collaborative, ambitious, respectful and effective culture and environment for all.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of School, Professor Gary Hix (, Tel: 01902 322365), or the Deputy Head of School, Dr Georgina Manning (, Tel: 01902 321842).

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.

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