Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Biology

Durham (County) (GB)
£35333 - £51805 per annum
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department

The Department of Biosciences 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 Biology and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on plant development, molecular biology, genetics, immunology and academic skills.

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 have an excellent understanding of the problems faced by overseas students, have international foundation experience and will have an excellent understanding of disability needs and suitable study adjustments for students withion educational settings.

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.

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Biology

Applicants must demonstrate teaching excellence in the field of Biology 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 that 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.