Joint Programme Lecturer in Personal Development Planning and Study Skills

London (GB)
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Joint Programme Lecturer in Personal Development Planning and Study Skills
Ref: QMUL11648

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has an outstanding track record of educational collaboration with Chinese universities. We are now appointing staff to teach on a joint programme in Biomedical Sciences with Nanchang University (NCU), China. This programme admitted the first cohort of students in September 2013. 

NCU is a national key ("211 project") university in the capital of Jiangxi province, about 400 miles southwest and inland of Shanghai. It has over 81,000 full time and 10,000 part time undergraduate students and over 11,000 postgraduates. The partnership with Nanchang is a genuinely equal partnership from which students will graduate with a degree in Clinical Biomedicine from Nanchang University and a degree in Biomedical Sciences from QMUL, and teaching is split equally between the universities. Teaching is in English, and the programme draws on the academic expertise of both institutions. All of the programme is delivered in Nanchang, and QMUL staff are flown out to deliver their teaching. 

We are seeking to appoint a Joint Programme Lecturer to actively contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching in Personal Development Planning (PDP), English support and Study Skills on the Nanchang joint programmes. Teaching will contribute at least 60% of workload, scholarship will normally contribute 20% of workload and administration & management normally contribute 20% of workload. 

The post holder will join an existing PDP and Study Skills Lecturer working in the SBCS on the Joint Programme with NCU. They will carry out teaching, scholarship and administration tasks as required by the QM Co-Director of the Joint Programmes with NCU.

The post-holder will be expected to travel regularly to Nanchang for teaching (approximately 8 visits a year) and attending examination boards and other meetings as appropriate. The Post holder will play a critical role in the establishment of a vibrant joint programme and the necessary curriculum development. Success in meeting these objectives and providing the finest possible education for our students is recognised explicitly in career progression and promotion criteria at QMUL.

The post is permanent, full time and starting as soon as possible.  The salary for this post will be in the range of £40,865 - £50,881 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.  Candidates must also be in a position to be able to obtain a Chinese visa and are expected to have checked their eligibility through the Chinese Visa office website.

Informal enquiries about the posts should be addressed to the Joint Programme Director; Prof. Peter Heathcote at 

Details about the School and the Nanchang joint programme can be found at

To apply, please visit the link below: and search for reference QMUL11648.

Application enquiries should be directed to
The closing date for applications is 25 October 2017.  It is expected that interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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