Lecturer in Forensic Science
School of Human and Social Sciences
Salary: £38,874 to £47,225 per annum
Release Date: Monday 22 August 2022
Closing Date: Monday 26 September 2022
Interview Date: Monday 17 October 2022
The University of West London is ranked as the top modern University for
overall satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2022.
School of Human and Social Sciences offers a full range of awards from
foundation degrees to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Our
courses and areas of expertise include Criminology and Policing, Psychology,
Education, Addiction Studies, Forensic Science, Nutritional Therapy, Politics
and International Relations. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies
in the sciences, for example, The British Psychological Society and the
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Forensic
Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Addiction
studies by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and the
Nutritional studies course by Nutritional Therapy Education Commission
(NTEC). We are rated as 3rd in London for psychology courses and 2nd in
London for forensic science courses by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching,
learning and assessment in the area of Forensic Science. There will be an
expectation to lead on themes of Bayesian approaches to interpretation of
evidence within forensic science. In addition, to lead on themes of forensic
chemistry (specifically trace evidence types and marks analysis) as well as
supporting teaching within other aspects of forensic science and statistics
within the undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will have
significant operational forensic science experience from working in a forensic
laboratory. You will possess a good understanding of the Forensic Science
sector, have extensive forensic training experience, preferably within a
professional setting. In parallel, you will undertake unique research in a
forensic science area, contributing to raising the profile of the University
Experience of module management, course development and/or training material
development is also valued.
Experience in forensic research is desirable, as is consultancy and / or
knowledge exchange. Team working and commitment to excellent student
experience are critical components to this role.
The successful candidate will possess a Masters' degree in a subject relevant
field and have extensive practitioner experience in a Forensic Science field.
Specialist and up-to-date knowledge of evidence interpretation within forensic
science casework is desirable.
More details of desirable skills and experience can be found in the Person
Specification section of the Job Description (link below).
How to Apply
To apply click on ‘Apply Online' and fill out the application form. Further
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For informal enquiries about the position please contact Peter Stiernstedt,
Head of Subject, Criminology, Forensic science, Peter.Stiernstedt@uwl.ac.uk
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We welcome applications from individuals who are applying for the Lecturer
position who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked
to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued
employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced
Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your
work in off-the-job study.