Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology

Preston, United Kingdom
£36,914 - £42,792
29 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 01/01/2020 
Location Preston Campus 
Salary H (£36,914 - £42,792) – Lecturer I (£44,045 - £51,034) – Senior Lecturer 
Job category/type Academic, Research

Job description

The University of Central Lancashire and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine have put together a new programme aimed at helping ease the global shortage of doctors. The two institutions linked up in 2017 when almost the entire contingent of the AUC School of Medicine re-located to UCLan while their base on the island of St Maarten was rebuilt following a hurricane.

Now, UCLan and the AUC have joined forces to offer a new blended programme, to enable students from the UK and across the world to study towards their accredited medical qualification, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree - the postgraduate degree of physicians in the United States. UCLan's School of Medicine will run the 2-year programme, which commenced in September 2019, providing students with a postgraduate diploma in International Medical Sciences (PGIMS) from UCLan, followed by their MD with AUC. Students will then be eligible to do clinical rotations at AUCs clinical sites, which include hospitals in the US, the UK, and Canada.

As part of this exciting development, the University is seeking to appoint Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in medical microbiology. Working within a committed and enthusiastic team you will contribute to the course planning, teaching, and assessment as well as providing module leadership. You will hold a Good honours degree and higher qualification in Medical Microbiology or related subject. As a Senior Lecturer, you will also have a PhD in a relevant area of medical microbiology and REF-able publications in the area of medical microbiology/ medicine or medical education.

Experience of higher education teaching, enthusiasm for your subject and the ability to teach up to master’s level is essential. Whereas, a teaching qualification such as fellowship of the HEA is desirable.

You will of course also have excellent communication, presentation and team working skills. Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Charlotte Rhodes, Programme Lead ( via email in the first instance.

If you require a Tier 2 visa to work in the UK, please ensure that you will meet all of the criteria before applying for this vacancy. For further information, please visit the government website -
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Medicine - AUC

Grade/Salary: H (£36,914 - £42,792) – Lecturer

                            I (£44,045 - £51,034) – Senior Lecturer

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)

Basis: Indefinite

Closing Date: 1st January 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed