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Lecturer in Biology

Bath Spa University - School of Sciences

Location: Bath
Salary: £39,739 to £42,149 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: REQ001192

About the role

We are looking for a talented Lecturer in Biology; the successful applicant will contribute expertise in ecology, conservation or environmental science, plus deliver related core topics to undergraduate programmes such as Biology, Environmental Science and Conservation. The role includes teaching, assessment, and planning of modules, study support and dissertation supervision for students.

About you

You will have an ecology/conservation/environmental or related first degree, a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area and recent experience of HE teaching. In addition to expertise in ecology and the environment you will have knowledge and expertise that could be applied to core areas of undergraduate Biology. You will also have experience of or an ability to contribute to research methods. You may also have professional or industrial experience in your field, and ideally experience of short course/CPD skills delivery.

You should be willing to teach in the field (including residential field courses), the laboratory, the classroom and online. You will be expected to contribute to additional activities such as involvement with open days and public events, building appropriate links with external organisations. You will enjoy full access to staff development opportunities offered by the University.

About us

Bath Spa University is focused on creative enterprise and guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on a set of campuses around Bath.

Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better.

This role is based in Biology, a popular subject area within the School of Science and benefits from collaboration with various other subjects including Geography and Psychology. It is an ambitious, dynamic and diverse environment in which to develop your career. We have a supportive and collegiate ethos.

You can see some images from our Conservation Biology teaching on the bathspawild Instagram page.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Samantha Lane (Subject Leader for Biology) on s.lane@bathspa.ac.uk

Interview Date:   week commencing 7th February 2022

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/work-at-bath-spa/current-vacancies-at-bath-spa/. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff:

  • 44 days leave (consisting of 33 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays and 3 Christmas closure days)
  • Entitlement to sign up to NUS discount card
  • Student rates on First Bus passes
  • Wellbeing initiatives - including access to discounted on-site massage sessions, free eye tests and flu vaccinations, weekly pilates and yoga classes, cycle to work scheme, lakeside walks in beautiful grounds
  • On site cafes, and food outlets
  • On site nursery
  • Valuable Pension scheme
  • Flexible working practices
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Family-friendly policies

Please note this role may be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route subject to immigration criteria.

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