Assistant Professor (Teaching) (PHYS21-1)

£34304 - £50296 per annum
30 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2022
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor (Teaching). We welcome applications from those with teaching interests in the broad field of Physics and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on evidence-based innovative practice in a physical sciences higher education context. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to the development of the Department's teaching and curriculum, while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. The successful candidate will be expected to develop leadership in teaching and learning, including the dissemination of good practice to other staff involved in teaching. They will contribute to a range of activities in a variety of in-person and on-line settings, such as tutorials, laboratory classes, project supervision and lectures. They will contribute to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment and physics curriculum that enables undergraduate students to achieve their potential. For more information, please visit our Department pages at www.dur.ac.uk/departments/academic/physics/

The University is committed to enabling all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive. Assistant Professors (Teaching) contribute to teaching, innovation and citizenship whilst fully focussing on the key skills which will secure their progression. Teaching quality and innovation is critical to ensure a first class learning environment and curricula for all of our students. You will be supported to develop your teaching expertise and to engage in teaching innovation to embed our student experience. You will be expected to engage in scholarship related to pedagogy, noting that any other independent research (beyond pedagogy) is not part of this post. The appointment will be on the University's 'Teaching Track' career path, which provides clearly defined opportunities for progression against defined criteria. All of our academic colleagues are encouraged to engage in wider citizenship to enhance their own development, to support their department and wider discipline, and to contribute to the wider student experience.

Applicants must demonstrate teaching excellence in the field of Physics, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process. While Grade 7 candidates may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they must outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria. The post will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period.