Lecturer in Forensic and Biological Anthropology

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: H (£36,914 - £42,792) pro-rata
Thursday, 14 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Maternity Cover, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 17/11/2019  
Location Preston Campus  
Salary Grade: H (£36,914 - £42,792) pro-rata  
Job category/type Academic

Job description

The School of Forensic and Applied Sciences invites applications for the hourly paid post of Lecturer in Biological and Forensic Anthropology. The appointee will be responsible for the delivery of lectures, practical classes and related administrative duties in human osteology, forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology on our Forensic Science and Archaeology BSc (Hons)  programmes. The appointment is to provide maternity leave cover this academic year for part of semester 1 (11th Nov 2019 to 17th Jan 2020) and the whole of semester 2 (20th Jan 2020 to 22nd May 2020).

The successful applicant must have a good honours degree and a PhD in a relevant subject and the ability to supervise dissertations up to Master’s level. Other essential attributes include excellent communication and presentation skills and a flexible and innovative approach to teaching. Applicants must also be able to evidence the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team and use IT and relevant software packages in support of teaching and learning. Non-essential but desirable attributes include knowledge of UK current Biological and Forensic Anthropology education and practice, a record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.

Working within a committed and enthusiastic team, the post holder will contribute to course delivery and assessment in these programme areas and will include teaching in human osteology, forensic anthropology, forensic taphonomy and archaeology (including field exercises), and the anthropology of death. The post holder will also be required to contribute to undergraduate and taught postgraduate project supervision, module leadership and assessment duties.

Teaching duties consist of one hour and one and a half hour lectures and two-hour practical classes. Hours per week vary between 4.5 hr – 10.5 hr. The successful candidate will be timetabled to deliver 32.5 hours of teaching in semester 1, and 87 hours in semester 2 (20/01/20 – 22/05/20). An additional 100 hours will be allocated for dissertation supervision and administrative duties.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification (see link below) to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting reference number. CV's will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form

School/Service: School of Forensics & Applied Sciences
Hours: Staff paid by the hour (Hours to be determined) 
Basis: Staff paid by the hour
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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