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Lecturer (Education) part-time, fixed-term post

Job title Lecturer (Education) part-time, fixed-term post

Department Biology & Biochemistry

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 pro rata

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Tuesday 20 September 2022

Closing date Tuesday 04 October 2022

Interview date Wednesday 05 October 2022

Reference CC9846

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We are seeking to appoint a part-time Lecturer (Teaching) in plant sciences on a temporary basis to deliver exceptional teaching and assessment across a range of undergraduate units with an emphasis on plant biology.

Our teaching consistently receives very high student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey (NSS). 

About you:

You will have a PhD in plant biology, or in a related subject area, and will be expected to prepare and deliver teaching material, assessment and marking of coursework in the plant sciences, and supervision of laboratory classes will be required.

The role carries a high level of responsibility as well as the opportunity to play a proactive and creative role in the development of teaching activities in the Department, and you will therefore have a proven record of high-quality teaching.  

About us:

The Department of Life Sciences at Bath  runs undergraduate degrees in Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biology and Biomedical Sciences and postgraduate taught degrees. The teaching and learning environment within the Department includes a range of activities from standard “lectures” delivered to both large (> 75 students) and small classes of students, through practicals and lab-based project environment to small-group tutorials involving just a few students .

The Department places great value on quality of teaching as determined by a combination of peer assessment of good practice, student achievement, and good student feedback.   We will endeavour to support the candidate in delivering high-quality teaching.

Further information:

This is a part-time role (0.6 fte) for a fixed-term period until 31 July 2024.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Adele Murrell, Head of Life Sciences (, or Chris Todd, Director of Education (, however, please submit your application via the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.