Lecturer in Fish Health (Research and Teaching Track)

University of Glassgow
July 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Lecturer in Fish Health (Research and Teaching Track)

Job Purpose

To provide teaching capacity and to carry out high-quality research in the area of fish health, complementing existing strength in fish ecology, evolution and physiology within the School, and contribute to our growing research portfolio around aquaculture. To make a major contribution to developing and delivering engaging new programmes, courses and modules on fish disease, pathology and diagnostics, to be offered at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including externally and in partnership with other academic institutions. The successful candidate would have extensive knowledge and expertise in relation to fish health in the context of aquaculture in Scotland/northern Europe and ideally would have experience of working in this industry. The candidate would be expected to join and contribute to interdisciplinary teams and develop a portfolio of securing external funding, publishing in high-impact research findings in peer-reviewed journals and supervise research students and staff. Research interests could include, but are not limited to, the development and validation of new diagnostic tools and approaches in fish health and experimental work aimed at gaining a mechanistic understanding of disease pathology and fish welfare. The successful candidate might also be asked, in collaboration with the Named Veterinary Surgeons, to provide expert advice and guidance regarding the diagnosis, management, and control of fish disease within the College's animal research facilities. The position will come with opportunities to engage in consultancy, which is managed by a new University of Glasgow policy (https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/ris/ieed/consultancy/#) and encouraged for up to 30 days per year.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To develop a portfolio of high-quality research activity as evidenced by publications and appropriate levels of external funding in fish health.

2. To supervise and mentor undergraduate and post-graduate research students.

3. To develop research networks to build critical mass in relevant research area.

4. To participate in the teaching of theoretical and practical skills in fish diseases, pathology and diagnostics.

5. To take responsibility for the delivery of a range of assessment activities and engage in the examination process as appropriate and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.

6. To contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, particularly regarding fish health and production, in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning.

7. To undertake administrative duties as requested by the Head of School and to lead specific initiatives to enhance the research environment and learning experience.

8. To participate in quality assurance and enhancement activities, curriculum review and programme re-accreditation with the University and professional bodies to ensure high quality education provision is maintained.

9. To participate in the Advisor of Studies (student mentorship) Programme and assist students with difficulties.

10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile and innovation strategy in line with University, College and School objectives.

Knowledge/Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or specific MSc in Fish Health and/or Aquaculture plus equivalent clinical/research training in a relevant subject area.

A2 Experience in teaching and assessment portfolio in veterinary education or extensive experience in clinical practice.


B1 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

B2 Veterinary degree, registered with the RCVS before commencing employment.



C1 Expertise and clinical competence regarding fish health, diagnostics and pathology in relation species relevant to Scottish aquaculture (e.g. salmonids).

C2 Excellent communications skills, both orally and written.

C3 High quality outputs in a relevant subject area

C4 Enthusiasm for high-quality research

C5 Enthusiasm and ability for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

C6 Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

C7 Time, project and people management skills.

C8 Ability to supervise and direct technical staff in the support of research and teaching activities.

C9 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

C10 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.

C11 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

For appointment at Grade 8:


C12 Track record of successful research grant income

C13 At least 4 research outputs at 3 level

C14 A comprehensive teaching and assessment portfolio in veterinary education or extensive experience in clinical practice


D1 Data analysis skills.

D2 Understanding and experience of databases and other IT applications/packages.



E1 Relevant research experience.

E2 Higher education teaching experience

E3 Experience of working in the aquaculture industry


F1 Experience in the delivery of teaching and practical skills training at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

F2 Experience in the delivery of consultancy or professional practice related to AMR.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £39,347 - £44,263/ £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

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 https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/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 https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

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 https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https: // www. gov.uk/skilled- worker-visa

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 147856

Closing date: 2 July 2024

Vacancy Ref : 147856 Close Date : 02-Jul-2024 23:45

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