Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences (Academic Support)

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (GB)
£38,183 - £48,327
12 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences (Academic Support)

School of Life and Medical Sciences 

£38,183 - £48,327 pa dependent of skills and experience

Grade: UH8

Full time appointment working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)


The School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint a full-time permanent Senior Lecturer to offer academic student support in areas such as numeracy, statistics and pastoral care. This post is open to applicants with an academic background in any of the disciplines in Life and Medical Sciences (Biosciences, Geography & Environment, Nutrition & Dietetics, Psychology, Sports Studies and Sciences, Pharmacy/Pharmacology). The successful candidate will lead a new academic support unit within the School to promote the enhancement of the educational experience of students. In addition, the appointee will lead on staff development initiatives, including bespoke support where needed, aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of pedagogic activities principally in assessment and feedback. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and assessment of students on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and to engage in research and other scholarly activity within their area of expertise. As the role is student-facing the appointee will be supportive to students in the role of a senior pastoral tutor.

Skills and experience needed:

Applicants should have demonstrable leadership skills, commitment to enhancing the student experience and development of academic staff, and experience of teaching to a high standard in Higher Education. A background in HE pedagogy, particularly relating to academic support, is essential, as are effective communication skills and the ability to lead new initiatives. A professional approach to the management of curricula, teaching and academic administration is required, as well as the ability to work constructively with others and prioritise to meet deadlines.
Research outputs in education/L&T would be an advantage.

Qualifications required:


  • PhD in cognate area 
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • Proficiency in English language, numeracy and statistics


  • Membership of a professional body
  • Degree in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education / PGCE (or equivalent)
  • Experience in coaching or mentoring others

The University offers a range of benefits including a guaranteed pension, professional development, family friendly policies and discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Prospective applicants may contact Dr Phil Porter, Associate Dean Education (Student Experience) (Tel: 01707 285091; Email:, or Mrs Ali Cain, Associate Dean Education (L&T) (Tel: 01707 286480; Email for an informal discussion about the post.

Apply online at

Ref: 014557

Closing date: 30 July 2017.