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Lecturer in Zoology (Animal Behaviour)

University of the West of Scotland – School of Health & Life Sciences

Lanarkshire Campus

Fixed term (8 months): 1st April – 1st December 2024

The School of Health and Life Sciences is one of the largest integrated schools combining health and life science programmes. Our graduates make an immense contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of communities across the globe. This post will be based in the Division of Biological Sciences and Health supporting delivery of the highly attractive Applied Bioscience and Zoology programme with an emphasis on the delivery of material in the field of Animal Behaviour.

You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A PhD Qualification in the field of Zoology
  • A postgraduate qualification in education/teaching and learning and/or HEA fellowship (desirable).
  • Teaching experience in Zoology with an emphasis on Animal Behaviour.
  • Evidence of an understanding of modern teaching technologies.
  • A commitment to delivering high quality teaching and to supporting an outstanding student experience.
  • A commitment to research-led teaching.
  • Evidence of appropriate research achievement as indicated by published work or other research outputs.

About us

The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed Zoology team. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors. Find out more about our School of Health & Life Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional days leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 23%), including death in service benefits upon joining the scheme.
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Dr. Richard Thacker, Programme Leader Applied Bioscience and Zoology and/or Professor Katherine Sloman.

Email; Richard.thacker@uws.ac.uk, katherine.sloman@uws.ac.uk

Interview date: Tuesday 19th March 2024

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.