Kingston University

Kingston University

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology/Physiology

United Kingdom

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology/Physiology


Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education


School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry

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  • Role Profile - Lecturer (PDF, 107.46kb)

  • Role Profile - Senior Lecturer (PDF, 118.58kb)

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry. You will join the department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences where our educational activities include delivery of undergraduate degrees in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science, and Postgraduate courses in Pharmaceutical, Analytical and Forensic Toxicology areas. You will work closely with the Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Science and Bioscience course leaders to develop and deliver inclusive teaching and assessment to Level 3 through Level 7 programmes.

    We would like the individual to contribute to topic areas in Pharmacology, Physiology, Immunology and Toxicology. We would welcome industry knowledge that enables the theme of bench-to-bedside practices to be embedded in curriculum design and equipping students with real-world skills. You will contribute to the personal tutor scheme, offering pastoral support to students and helping them develop their academic and professional skills, as well as contribute to Kingston University's vision to remain firmly at the forefront of embedding future skills in the curriculum to prepare graduates for career success.

    The Person

    We are seeking a Pharmacologist with cross-disciplinary interests contributing to teaching across Levels 3 to 7 programmes. You will hold a doctorate in the field of or related to Pharmacology and have knowledge of basic Physiology or an equivalent professional qualification. Basic knowledge of immunology and toxicology would also be advantageous. Relevant industry experience is welcomed and will be considered for the Senior Lecturer role. On a personal level, to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. We also welcome contributions to research in pharmacology or pedagogy for the life sciences.

    You will use your teaching or research experience to promote practical knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future studies and career. Constantly seeking to improve, you will scrutinise your own work and work collaboratively to enhance the Faculty and School's reputation in higher education and occupational circles. Students at Kingston University come from a broad range of backgrounds and educational experiences and the person undertaking this position will play a key role in allowing such students to realise their potential.

    Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry

    Employability, practical skills and life skills – these are the three core areas of focus in the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry at Kingston University. We live in a world where there is so much information out there about vital subjects such as cancer biology, pharmacy, pharmaceutics, sport and nutrition, but it is the real world application of these areas of study that really makes our school stand out. Join us and you will become part of a team of more than 100 academics, working across functions to provide a rich and diverse educational experience. You will be part of a group that instils the importance of critical thinking, leadership skills and the personal touch for our ambitious students.

    We have invested heavily in the development of new facilities, with our laboratories providing access to ultra-modern equipment and teaching facilities in areas such as biochemistry, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology, sport science (including biomechanics and an environmental testing chamber), chemical synthesis and analysis, pharmaceutics, specialist labs for pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science and chemistry, a forensic scene-of-crime house and a pharmacy dispensing simulation suite.

    As a School we are passionate about Inclusions and proud to hold a School Athena SWAN silver award. We also have colleagues within the School who are actively involved in equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives across the university.

    Further information

    This is a full time, fixed term position for 2 years with a starting salary of £43,187 per annum for Lecturer and £48,251 per annum for Senior Lecturer.

    Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 28 June 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Baljit Thatti, Head of Department of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Professor.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology/Physiology


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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