Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)
We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track). You will contribute to the delivery of teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with Biological Sciences in the undergraduate dental programme and postgraduate programmes within the Dental School portfolio. You will also engage with scholarly activities that provide an excellent student experience. In addition, you will contribute to the teaching and training of students in both laboratory and data driven science.
The University of Glasgow's Dental School is the largest in Scotland. It is consistently ranked amongst the top Dental Schools in the UK, achieving 1st place in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, and 1st in the UK Guardian University Guide Dentistry for 2023.
The Dental School is dedicated to the delivery of world-leading, student- centred learning and teaching which embraces modern and dynamic approaches to education. Our commitment to progress in Dental Education has resulted in the formation of a unique Community in Dental Educational Research and Scholarship Group, which consistently contributes to the international community and leads on academic output in this field. We provide an advanced and collaborative curriculum, which recognises, respects, and fully supports individuals, aiming to allow each individual to flourish and become a world changer.
We welcome applications from candidates who hold an undergraduate degree in a biomedical science and have direct experience of a variety of approaches to teaching in a higher education environment, including evidence of experience in the design and delivery of teaching.
To contribute to the delivery of teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with Biological Sciences in the undergraduate dental programme and postgraduate programmes within the Dental School portfolio. To engage with scholarly activities that provide an excellent student experience. To contribute to the teaching and training of students in both laboratory and data driven science.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities associated with Biomedical Science teaching in the undergraduate dental degree and in the field of oral science and oral health research as part of postgraduate programmes.
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. To engage with current research and trends in the field of Oral Sciences to enhance research-led teaching.
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. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.
6. 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.
7. 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 your disciplinary area.
8. 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.
9. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.
10. 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.
11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 An undergraduate degree in a biomedical science.
A2 A PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. oral sciences, microbiology, immunology).
B1 Have/be willing to work towards a PGCert in Academic Practice for teaching in higher education, or equivalent.
C1 Competence in IT skills, including use of standard Office packages and utilisation of VLE software; use of tools for generation of multimedia/blended learning content.
C2 Excellent written communication skills.
C3 Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.
C4 Time management skills and ability to prioritise work and co- ordinate/schedule activities.
C5 Ability to work in a team and interact with administrative/secretarial staff, academics and NHS Staff.
C6 Ability/motivation to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and so inspire learning.
C7 Ability to provide pastoral support for students.
D1 Previous experience of mentoring students and/or staff.
E1 Direct experience of a variety of approaches to teaching in a higher education environment, including evidence of experience in the design and delivery of teaching.
E2 Experience of laboratory techniques in disciplines relevant to the role (e.g. microbiology / immunology / molecular biology).
E3 Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
F1 Experience of grading student performance under specific codes of assessment.
F2 Supervision of student projects.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 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.
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.
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact: Professor William McLean, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 133309, Closing Date: 18 December 2023.
Vacancy Ref : 133309 Close Date : 18-Dec-2023 23:45
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)
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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.