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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biological & Biomedical Sciences - Microbiology

School of Life Sciences and Education

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum (dependent on experience)
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 1.0 FTE
Release Date:  Monday 16 March 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 15 April 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  LSE19-19

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team. We are looking for a highly motivated lecturer/ senior lecturer to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship programmes, and to contribute to our developing research profile. 

We enjoy an excellent reputation for our flexible and innovative UG and PG provision including research degrees and a Professional doctorate in Healthcare Science. 

We benefit from superb purpose-built facilities in in a £30 million Science Centre, and we work regionally and nationally with many organisations, the NHS and industry partners. Putting the students first is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to

providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes and research informed teaching at every level.

Applications are sought from very enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills. The 

The post holder will deliver core content on our undergraduate bioscience programmes and will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. 

Relevant expertise to support and develop the areas of Microbiology and Infection Science are sought in this post. An ability to support training in advanced practice in laboratory science would be particularly welcomed. 

Applicants should have a first degree in an appropriate Life Science discipline and a PhD in Biological Science or related area. They should be able to contribute to all key strands of the Royal Society of Biology accreditation core criteria. 

Some recent experience of teaching and assessing in HE or equivalent professional setting is essential, as is demonstration of engagement with scholarship and/or research evidenced by recent publications in peer-reviewed journals or equivalent professional activity. Experience of course or module leadership or development would be welcomed, as would evidence of the generation of external income and a teaching qualification or equivalent.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

This role is subject to a standard DBS check.

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

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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