|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||£45,584 to £56,021|
|Placed On:||2nd October 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
About the role
Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, this role involves both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team that teaches undergraduate and postgraduate forensic science students, on programmes accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. This post will involve designing, developing, and delivering innovative and research-informed teaching and supporting our students to achieve their future career aspirations. In parallel, you will be part of the Department’s research future, through your own academic excellence through high quality publications and income generation from funding applications to external bodies such as UKRI, charities and commercial partners.
Further information is available in the job description.
About the team
The Department of Applied Sciences, which specialises in biological and chemical sciences, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students on professionally accredited degrees in the disciplines of Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Food Science & Nutrition and Forensic Science. We have over 80 academics researching in these areas, working with 60 PDRAs, research fellows and PhD students, and a thriving undergraduate population of approximately 1,500 students. The Department has a history of impactful inter-disciplinary subject research, often in collaboration with industry and supported through UKRI funding. With 86% of our staff submitted to REF2021, we were delighted to say that 82% of the Department’s publications were rated as internationally excellent and world-leading. More than 60 colleagues in the Department were part of our REF2021 submission to the Allied Health Unit of Assessment 3 which was ranked 8th (out of 91) in the UK for Research Power. In addition, our Research Environment was given the highest possible rating of 100% 4* - acknowledging our excellence in this area and state of the art facilities for performing research. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our department, academics were also returned in Units of Assessment for Engineering, Geography & Environmental Studies, and Law, thus illustrating the breadth of collaborative opportunities within the Department and wider university.
Details of our research groups, innovation units and themes can be found here
Applicants should hold a doctoral, have demonstrable specialist expert knowledge, and subject expertise in a relevant subject discipline.
Experience of designing, delivering, and assessing high quality teaching and learning practice as well as evidence of high-quality research outputs are essential.
Whilst we are very keen to hear from applicants experienced in the traditional areas of forensic science, such as body fluids, trace, or criminalistics, we are equally open to applicants with expertise in areas such as analytical chemistry, biosciences, data science or machine learning whose expertise is suitable to progress our teaching in forensic science and increase our research profile in forensic science and more broadly.
Further information about the requirements of the role is available in the person specification.
For an informal discussion about the post, particularly on whether your subject or experience would be a good fit for us, please contact Dr Sophie Carr, Head of Department: Applied Science; email: email@example.com.
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