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Associate Lecturer in Biosciences (Education and Scholarship)

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: £27,924 to £35,326 on Grade (E), depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: P78427

The starting salary is from £27,924 up to £35,326 on Grade (E), depending on qualifications and experience.

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

The role

The primary role of Associate Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) is to deliver teaching and intensive study support to undergraduate students in Biosciences, Exeter. The postholder will contribute to the Department’s face-to-face and on-line teaching portfolio through co-ordinating and running laboratory practicals through input into essay and report writing, data analysis, exam preparation, feedback and reflection; as well as contributing to initiatives surrounding employability, student outreach and widening participation.

The above post is available immediately and until June 30th 2023. Those seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply as there is the flexibility to employ more than one individual (e.g. 2 individuals, each at 0.5FTE).

About you

For a Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess a depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a PhD (Optional or nearing completion), or equivalent qualification/experience, of the core knowledge relating to Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or Medical Sciences, in order to teach and support learning on Biosciences modules.
  • Staff at this level are expected to achieve Associate Fellow of the HEA within two years of appointment (if not already achieved) and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

What we can offer you:

  • Flexibility of appointment – those seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply
  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • - 41 days leave per year
  • - options for flexible working
  • - numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • - onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • - sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • - stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For further information please contact James Wakefield, e-mail

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