Lecturer, School of Life Sciences

University of Essex

United Kingdom

August 7, 2022


Job title

Lecturer, School of Life Sciences

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£42,149 - £50,296 per annum

Employment type

Permanent, Full-time

Job category/type

Academic, Education, Research


REQ06091 Jobpack.pdf

Job description

The School of Life Sciences

There has never been a more exciting time to study the science of biology, whether your interest is in human, animal or plant life. As one of the University's largest departments, we are renowned for our high levels of student satisfaction on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The School is now seeking to recruit a lecturer to join any one of our four research groups. Our philosophy is to deliver research across all levels of biological organisation, from genes and cells through to communities and ecosystems, which is undertaken within our Protein Structure and Mechanisms of Disease, Genomics and Computational Biology, Ecology and Environmental Microbiology and Plant Productivity research groups. We welcome applicants from within any of these sub disciplines, but we are particularly interested in researchers with strong biomedical sciences focuses (e.g. medical microbiology, human genomics, cancer research, mechanisms of disease and ageing).

Based on a successful track record to date and research plan, the successful applicant will have made a convincing case of adding value to, and being a strategic fit into, one of our groups. All our groups are highly active in their research and well placed to deliver an excellent performance in REF2021. The research in the School benefits from a collegial research environment, excellent lab and computational facilities and notable year-on-year increasing success in securing research funding.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate alignment to UKRI strategic priority areas and be able to propose an area of their research or experience that could develop into a long-term REF Impact Case Study. Our guiding principle is “excellence in research, excellence in teaching”. Therefore, we expect the successful appointee to assist in delivering relevant and inspiring teaching to one or more of our degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Candidates will be required to conduct internationally excellent research demonstrated through publications in high quality peer- reviewed journals.

You will also engage effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the School.

A full list of duties can be found within the jobpack attached.

The be successful you will have a relevant doctoral level research degree and have Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher-level if appropriate.

Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways, experience of designing and planning learning activities developing effective learning environments and approaches to student/client support and guidance and strong communication skills, both written and verbal are all essential for this post.

In addition, it is essential that you have a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes and evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https: // www. essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and- faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact the Resourcing Team (resourcing@essex.ac.uk).

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Founded in the year 1964, the University of Essex is one of the leading universities located in England, the U.K. same year, 122 students enrolled themselves at the university, which grew up to nearly 1,00,000 during the subsequent 50 years....