University of Bath

University of Bath

Lecturer (Molecular Biosciences) (ED11701)

Job title Lecturer (Molecular Biosciences)

Department Life Sciences

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Tuesday 14 May 2024

Closing date Tuesday 28 May 2024

Interview date Monday 10 June 2024

Reference ED11701

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About the role

In order to maintain our reputation for teaching excellence and to further enhance the academic and employability skills of our students, we are keen to hire a Lecturer to assist in the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate Bioscience programmes.

This will involve teaching small groups, lecturing, and delivering support on undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as administrative, assessment and exam duties as required.

This post will support learning and teaching in the area of genomics and genetics.

This is a full-time, fixed-term contract for 12 months.

This job purpose can be summarised as follows:

  • To plan and deliver taught programmes of education and support student learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level (as appropriate). This will include preparation of teaching material, lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes assessment and marking of coursework.
  • To play a role in developing the teaching culture and student experience of the University.
  • To provide teaching-related management and administrative duties.
  • Whilst it is expected that teaching will be informed by research/professional expertise, there is no research component to this role.
  • About you

    We Are seeking:

    A collegiate, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a commitment to excellence in higher education and providing a high-quality experience for our students

    Demonstrable depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise in genetics and genomics

    Excellent communication skills

    A strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, mirroring the University's values.

    About the department

    The Department of Life Sciences at the University of Bath was recently formed through the merger of the departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

    It has over 90 academic staff across a broad range of disciplines including, biochemistry, cell & developmental biology, evolution, genetics, immunology microbiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical pharmacy and structural biology.

    The vast majority of research within the merged departments was rated as 4 or 3 in the last (REF2021) assessment.

    Staff are encouraged to engage in continuous professional development activities, such as fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, as well as having an understanding of discipline-specific issues in relation to teaching and/or supporting learning.

    Additional info:

    For informal enquiries please contact Dr Zoë Burke (Director of Teaching), [email protected], however, please ensure your application is submitted via the University website.

    Alongside completion of the online application form, you should also upload a full Curriculum Vitae.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Lecturer (Molecular Biosciences) (ED11701)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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