Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
18 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry - Ref HLS – HLS17/40
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Lecturer: £34,520  - £38,832 :  Senior Lecturer: £39,922 - £49,149

Northumbria University Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. 

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of Physical Chemistry, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include designing, developing and delivering high quality teaching provision, research to produce high quality academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject area.

Physical chemistry is an established aspect of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio, and is an essential part of our RSC accredited BSc and MChem programmes. The department has recently refurbished our synthetic and analytical chemistry research laboratories, as well as our teaching facilities. It also possesses its own high performance computing cluster for modelling and simulation.

The Department has particular strengths in analytical and synthetic chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary research with biology, engineering, art and design, with a record of success in industrially focussed research co-funded by InnovateUK / RCUK. Northumbria’s chemistry academics were a significant part of the University’s success in the recent REF exercise, placing Northumbria in the top 50 UK universities for research power.

The successful candidate must hold a first degree and be qualified to doctoral level in a specialism relevant to Physical Chemistry, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy.  A proven ability to deliver high quality, research led teaching and possession of a publication profile are essential for the role.  
For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr St. John Usher (Head of Department) by email: or Tel. 0191 227 4927.

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For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link:
Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly females who are currently under-represented in this area.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  19th February 2018