Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences

Bristol, United Kingdom
£38,017 - £42,792 per annum
Thursday, 6 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job number ACAD104655
Division/School School of Biological Sciences
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £38,017 - £42,792 per annum
Closing date for applications 23-Aug-2020

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol seeks three new teaching focused lecturers to join our outstanding undergraduate teaching team. These full-time posts are an exciting opportunity for high-calibre individuals to work effectively in a cooperative and supportive environment where innovative approaches to teaching and learning are highly valued. These posts will be fixed term for 12 months, in the first instance.

The successful candidates will take on roles to support undergraduate teaching and will be expected to teach biology both generally and within our main research areas ( For one post, experience of research involving bioinformatics (e.g. genomics) and/or computer programming (e.g. Unix, Python, R) would be an advantage. Duties are likely to include: leading face-to-face undergraduate practical classes, developing online learning resources, running synchronous (live) online sessions to support student learning and community building, supporting field courses and/or laboratory workshops, supervising undergraduate practical and literature projects, marking and moderating assessments, and running small group tutorials for tutees in all four undergraduate year groups to support students’ academic and personal progress.

Willingness to teach students in both large and small classes, along with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with academic and support staff and to work independently and organise one’s own schedule is essential.

The School is proud to hold a departmental Silver Athena SWAN award and a Green Impact award. Our recent NSS scores show 89% overall student satisfaction. We are committed to equal opportunities and to selection on merit and are committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities and are happy to consider flexible working options.

The University of Bristol is proud to be:

  • A top 10 UK university and 58th in the world (QS Rankings 2020)
  • The fourth most targeted UK university by top employers (High Fliers 2020)
  • A top 5 UK university for research (THE analysis of REF 2014)
  • Ninth best European university for teaching (THE 2019)

Interviews are provisionally expected to take place during the first week of September. 

For informal enquiries please contact:

Dr Sheila Amici-Dargan (Teaching team leader)

Professor Jane Memmott (School Education Director)

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.