Lecturer in Biology (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)

University of Glassgow
December 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Lecturer in Biology (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track) to contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing teaching, assessment and administration associated with Level-1 courses in the Life Sciences Portfolio. You will support students transitioning into higher education and undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching.

The Life Sciences degree Portfolio within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is spread across six of the eight Schools within the College. The core Level-1 courses are taken by students of all of the Life Science degree programmes within the Portfolio. Details of our Life Sciences Portfolio can be found here: University of Glasgow - Colleges - College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences - Life Sciences Degree Programmes

We welcome applications from candidates who hold a Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area.

Job Purpose

To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing teaching, assessment and administration associated with Level-1 courses in the Life Sciences Portfolio. To support students transitioning into higher education. To undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Make a substantial contribution to delivering and leading teaching, supervision and assessment activities, prioritising Level-1 undergraduate courses, and contributing to other undergraduate/postgraduate programmes where required.

2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

3. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment.

4. Develop effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face-to-face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem-based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

6. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

7. Develop a growing portfolio of scholarship outputs and activities by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching and scholarship in your disciplinary and/or professional area.

8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.

9. Participate in activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other College and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Associate Dean, Life Sciences Portfolio.

12. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area.

Knowledge & Skills


C1 Track record of scholarship or research within Life Sciences, and of development and delivery of teaching.

C2 Proven ability to design, prepare and enhance course content, teaching materials, and assessments.

C3 Track record of providing learning support to students, including students transitioning into higher education.

C4 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.

C5 Continuing engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

C6 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

C7 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.



E1 Experience and achievement in a relevant field of biology, reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio.

E2 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, and critiques.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University's Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: University of Glasgow - Human Resources - Early Career Development Programme

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook University of Glasgow - Finance - Pay & Pensions, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University University of Glasgow - Health & Wellbeing.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community University of Glasgow - Equality & Diversity.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https University of Glasgow - Equality & Diversity - Athena Swan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website University of Glasgow - Jobs at Glasgow for more information.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Iain Johnstone, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 133468, Closing Date: 18 December 2023.

Vacancy Ref : 133468 Close Date : 18-Dec-2023 23:45

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