Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Exeter, Devon (GB)
£33,943 to £38,183
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Organic Chemistry (Education and Research)

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The starting salary will be from £33,943 to £38,183 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

This full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.  With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality.  This research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today.

The department of Biosciences within the College  of Life and Environmental Sciences wishes to recruit a Lecturer in Biological Organic Chemistry (Education and Research) with expertise in small molecule organic chemistry to support the delivery of our BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biochemistry and BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry programmes and to develop a collaborative programme of research.

The post will include the design, development and delivery a range of modules or programmes at levels 4-7; applying innovative and appropriate teaching techniques; identifying sources of funding and securing funds for scholarly activities and providing academic leadership to those working within the core Bioscience programme areas. The candidate will also be expected to lead our widening participation activities and act as a senior tutor as required. The post will facilitate the development of a programme of research that aligns with our existing strengths.

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in chemistry and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Experience working with non-university partners and generating impact from research.

The successful applicant will possess a depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a PhD in Chemistry or Biological Chemistry, or equivalent, of the core knowledge relating to academic area in order to teach and support learning on academic area modules. The successful applicant will have a consistent track record of excellent teaching and research as might be expected of an experienced teacher researcher. Staff at this level are expected to work towards Senior Fellow of the HEA and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. We therefore particularly welcome applications from academic staff with strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners as well as those who are involved in projects which develop impact.

For further information please contact Professor Sarah Gurr, e-mail or telephone (01392) 723791 or James Wakefield, email or telephone (01392) 724670.

Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.

What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The Biosciences departments at our Streatham and Penryn campuses are proud holders of Athena SWAN Bronze and Athena SWAN Silver awards, respectively, recognising our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusivity, and equality.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.