AC3 - Lecturer in Forensic Biology

PA1 2BE, Paisley
AC3: £48,349 – £54,395 per annum
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Paisley Campus


Salary - AC3: £48,349 – £54,395 per annum

Full-time, Permanent

THE POSTLecturer in Forensic Biology

Due to an investment in our teaching portfolio within our Paisley Campus, the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences is seeking applications from individuals to join the Forensic Science team as a Lecturer within the School’s Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences. You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community, through modern teaching and impactful research.

Applicants for the post should have the following:

  • Degree and relevant postgraduate/PhD qualification in Forensic Science or a directly related science subject. Experience of learning, teaching and assessment of Forensic Biology preferably in a Higher Education context. Professional experience of performing and reporting Forensic Biology casework. A membership of an appropriate professional body Appropriate evidence of external engagement which should be clearly in line with the School’s priority areas for the future (e.g. external engagement in terms of research, or knowledge exchange, or engagement with professional bodies or other external organisations). Commitment to delivering research led teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).  University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences offers industry-focussed teaching and research opportunities that deliver solutions to real-world problems. You will join an innovative and supportive team, playing a key role in driving forward our ambition to deliver transformational change, through outputs that have a tangible, early and positive impact on society across the globe. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, extensive expertise in research and development, and our robust collaborations with multinational companies across the world. Find out more about our School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays An additional day of annual leave to celebrate your birthday. 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers Fitness facilities across our campuses Free gym membership Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme Professional, career and research development opportunities.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to

Closing date:           Friday 13th October

Interview Date:        Wednesday 25th October 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.