University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Lecturer in Life Sciences

United Kingdom

Closing in 10 days

Lecturer in Life Sciences (Clinical Microbiology)

Ref. 50067292

Salary £45,791- £50,855 (Incl. LWA)

Department/School Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location Central London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

We wish to recruit a lecturer in Clinical Microbiology to teach within established and new programmes of study within the School of Life Science. The successful candidate will join the School of Life Sciences, which has a wide reputation for teaching and research in the heart of London. The School hosts a suite of well- established foundation, undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (Masters) courses for both full-time and part-time students.

The appointee will complement and strengthen our existing research expertise and will be involved in teaching on our BSc and MSc programmes. Applicants for this post should demonstrate evidence of distinction in research through high- quality publications, ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding in their research area, and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, thereby contributing teaching to the Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences and Pharmacology degrees.

The School offers an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, short courses and plans to grow its apprenticeship provision. Located within Fitzrovia in Central London, the School supports approximately 2000 diverse, multicultural students. As well as having a variety of established industry sector links, the school hosts a vibrant research community, including three research centres, an overarching cross university research institute and plans for further growth and strong reputation building.

As a team member, you will work closely with colleagues across the School and wider University, to maintain the highest quality of teaching and student pastoral support and provide the best possible experience to School users (primarily students and academic and research staff) in the delivery of the School's core activities.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 8 October 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 23 October 2023

Administrative contact (for queries only): [email protected]


Job details


Lecturer in Life Sciences


University of Westminster


United Kingdom


September 15, 2023

Application deadline

October 08, 2023

Job type

Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor



About the employer

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

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