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Lecturer in Physical or Physical Organic Chemistry

School of Law, Policing & Forensics

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £33,518 to £38,833 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 1.0fte
Release Date:  Wednesday 28 March 2018
Closing Date:   Sunday 29 April 2018
Interview Date:   Monday 14 May 2018
Reference:  LPF17-04

We are the Connected University. We’re connected to the needs of our students, to business and to society.

Staffordshire University has its main, city centre campus in Stoke-on-Trent. In addition to this, we have Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury, and a global network of more than 20,000 people studying our degrees internationally. Our industry connections and emphasis on experience make our graduates among the most employable in the UK. Our silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework recognises excellent standards of learning and teaching, while 78 per cent of our research is world leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014).  Our interdisciplinary network of research centres drives the publication of hundreds of papers each year.

As part of the expansion of our science provision, we are proud to be launching a suite of new undergraduate chemistry courses in September 2018. These will be based in our state-of-the-art Science Centre in Stoke-on-Trent and will benefit from our high-quality teaching and research laboratories, plus a great array of analytical and technical equipment, including NMR, SEM and XRD.

We are now seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic chemist to join our team from the outset of these exciting developments. You will be a Physical or Physical Organic Chemist with a PhD (or have submitted your PhD thesis) in an appropriate area and be able to teach a broad range of topics in physical and physical organic chemistry – a knowledge of materials or polymer chemistry will be an advantage, although not essential.

Being an innovative and passionate educator, you will play an important role in developing teaching materials, laboratory classes and contributing to the overall success of our new Chemistry courses. You will also play an active part in our recruitment activities, work with schools and colleges, our wider programme of public engagement activities and working towards securing accreditation with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As an active researcher, you will be supported in developing your profile, research team and being part of future REF submissions.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Dr John Wheeler, Associate Dean j.w.wheeler@staffs.ac.uk 01782 294690

Dr Graham Williams, Head of Department graham.williams@staffs.ac.uk 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

Staffordshire University is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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