University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track) to contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated primarily with undergraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the Undergraduate Medical School.

We welcome applications from individuals from all biomedical science disciplines and we are particularly interested in applicants with an immunology, inflammation, and pharmacology background.

The Undergraduate Medical School sits in the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing and is renowned for pioneering teaching methods and superb facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate study. The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing is part of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.

Job Purpose

To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated primarily with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the Undergraduate Medical School.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities across the MB ChB, programme within the School. The undergraduate course is delivered through a range of teaching and learning modalities, and the post holder would be expected to make a significant contribution to all of these across the curriculum making use of best practice and working within Teaching and Learning strategic frameworks.

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. Contribute to pastoral care and academic supervision of students.

4. Contribute to 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 in the discipline and/or profession.

5. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. This includes marking of assessments and participation in exam boards.

6. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online


7. 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.

8. Engage in scholarship 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, scholarship and/or professional practice in biomedicine / health professions education.

9. 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.

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

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

12. Make a positive contribution to SoMDN & MVLS strategic initiatives being engaged, flexible and participative in curriculum development and change.

13. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

14. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

15. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan.



A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in a related discipline and/or teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


C1. Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to work within biomedicine.

C2. Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.

C3. Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

C4. Thorough knowledge and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.

C5. Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within biomedicine / health professions education.

C6. Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.

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

C8. Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the activities within the subject area and wider School environment.

C9. A strong team player who can evidence constructive working relationships across disciplines and job families.

C10. Collaborative, co-operative and pro-active approach to all elements of the role.

C11. Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 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: https: // www.

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., 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.

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.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. 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 https: // www. for more information.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Malcolm Shepherd, Head of Undergraduate Medical School, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 143270, Closing Date: 17 April 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 143270 Close Date : 17-Apr-2024 23:45

Job details


Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

Application deadline

April 17, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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