|Salary:||£40,745 to £45,737 per annum, Grade J / Pathway 3|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
The School of Earth Sciences wishes to appoint a short-term Lecturer in Palaeontology with a focus on marine systems to assist in the delivery of its undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. The Bristol Palaeobiology Research Group explores all aspects of the history of the biosphere including early evolution of life, functional biomechanics, macroevolution and mass extinctions to learn from the deep past to inform our predictions of the future. We offer undergraduate BSc and MSci degree programmes including Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Palaeontology and Evolution (~80 students per year total). The School hosts the highly successful postgraduate taught MSc programme in Palaeobiology, in addition to a vibrant cohort of postgraduate research students (~100 total).
The School is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Information on our policies and strategy is available on our website, and we strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds especially those historically underrepresented in academia. We are committed to providing mentorship and a collegial and inclusive working environment for staff and have a proactive EDI committee with broad representation across the School.
What will you be doing?
The successful candidate will work with the Undergraduate Director of Education and with the Programme Director of Geology and Paleobiology to assist in the delivery of Earth Science, predominantly marine micropalaeontology and general geology, and in the delivery of tutorial support. The Post holder will offer MSc and MSci projects across Geology, Environmental Geosciences and Paleobiology.
The postholder will be expected to deliver existing lectures and laboratory sessions and lead seminar discussions during term time, to train practical demonstrators in conjunction with the technical team, to accompany field classes with some of the latter overlapping into vacations, and to act as a personal tutor. The postholder will be expected to deliver materials in a stimulating and innovative manner and will have the opportunity to engage with the CREATE training programme, the professional development scheme for academics.
You should apply if
You will have a doctoral qualification (PhD or equivalent) and a good honours degree in Earth Sciences, Biology or related relevant subject. You will have the ability to communicate clearly in oral and written forms. This includes the ability to teach appropriately in various ways at various levels and to communicate clearly material of a specialist or highly technical nature. Furthermore, you will work collaboratively with colleagues and engage students while working independently and within a team.
Please include a full CV and cover letter that briefly summarises your vision for education, and EDI, including how you will contribute to our collegial, collaborative and inclusive community.
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