Teaching Fellow (Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences)

London (Greater)
£38,826 – £43,239, including London Weighting Allowance
11 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Job description
The Department of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences is seeking an exceptional Teaching Fellow to contribute to an exciting bespoke educational programme known as the ‘Bolashaq Programme in Forensic Science, Law & Intellectual Property’ ( ). 
The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, design and delivery of teaching material to the Programme participants and tutoring/supervision of their research projects. This will also include liaising and networking with internal and external experts for the delivery of bespoke lectures, practical activities, formative and summative assessments, as well as provide administrative support for the organisation of networking events and educational trips both inside and outside of the UK. It is not necessary for the post holder to have a high level of expertise in the areas of forensic science, law and/or intellectual property, but the successful candidate should be familiar with the process of delivering student research projects within these fields.
The role holder will be working closely with the Programme Director (Dr Nunzianda Frascione) as well as the Programme Administrator and the other parties involved with the Programme.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for initially 8 months with the possibility of extension for an additional 14 months.
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent; part-time and/or flexible options can be explored for the right candidate (minimum 50% full time equivalent).

Key responsibilities

  • Design and deliver a series of teaching and workshop sessions on relevant topics, as well as on generic academic skills.  
  • Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods. 
  • Assist students in the completion and potential publication of their literature review project by supervising their work, identifying research material relevant to their project and providing constructive feedback.  
  • Organise and conduct group and one-to-one weekly meeting with students to check project progress, identify issues and set short-term research goals.
  • Contribute to the design, delivery and marking of various assessment formats throughout the programme, including literature research projects, oral and poster presentations and MCQ sessions. 
  • Liaise with internal/external lecturers to support the delivery of additional techning sessions.
  • Assist the Programme Administrator in the organisation of social events and external laboratory visits, both in the UK and internationally.
  • Act as a responsible team member and develop productive working relationships with other members involved in the Programme (e.g. Programme consultant, representatives of Bolashaq and the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan).

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  
Skills, knowledge, and experience 
Essential criteria 

1.       Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline 
2.       Knowledge of the principles of teaching, learning and assessment 
3.       Experience in the supervision of academic and research work 
4.       Experience in the organization, design and delivery of teching material 
5.       Experience in research methods and project design 
6.       Flexible, able to adapt to changing circumstances or workload demand 
7.       Excellent communication skills (written & verbal), and good team player 
8.       Experience and relevant training on supervision and delivery of academic work will be preferred over scientific knowledge of a related field of expertise. 
Desirable criteria 

1.        Degree in a subject related to a scientific or legal field 
2.       Experience with tutoring/supervising students 
3.        Holding a teaching certificate 
4.        Experience with article/publication preparation and writing 
Further information
The post is offered with immediate start following successful interview. Shortlisted applicants will be notified at least one week before the interview date. Interviews are likely to take place on Microsoft Teams. 
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.