Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Marine Biology at Swansea University

The Department operates within the College of Science, which includes the departments of Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics and is based in the heart of the University’s seafront Singleton campus surrounded by parkland, and close to the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first recognized Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Main Purpose of Post: Enhanced Teaching & Scholarship

  1. Teaching Delivery and Review: Effective delivery of the teaching, assessment and quality assurance of modules or other equivalent components of the taught portfolio. Reviewing course content and materials, and developing, designing and updating materials in compliance with quality standards.
  2. Teaching Innovation and Impact: Deliver innovative teaching, which is up to date and informed by research or personal practice.
  3. Esteem: Contribute to the wider academic community with demonstrable impact and recognition from internal and external sources. Contribute to institutional teaching impact.
  4. Advancing Practice: Responsibility for advancing teaching practice for self and others.
  5. Contributing to Activities: Take part in formulating College or University decisions and contributing to activities beyond the immediate research, teaching or scholarship commitments.
  6. Participating in Professional Activities: Engage with professional activities related to the discipline through networking at conferences or involvement in external groups.
  7. Managing Self and Others: Support and enable the development of colleagues, students and/or yourself.
  8. Research Outputs and Activity: Disseminate research findings through appropriate written, oral or other media both internally and externally to the University.
  9. Research Projects and Grants: Secure the resources necessary to underpin research/scholarly/innovation activity, with success as appropriate to the discipline.
  10. Promote equality and diversity in working practices and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships.
  11. Conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity.
  12. Ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision making process, by ensuring compliance with the University’s Risk Management Policy.

The post-holder will be an integral part of the Department of Biosciences, which operates within the College of Science. Information on teaching programmes may be found here (undergraduate) or here (postgraduate).

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  1. A PhD in a relevant subject area or a degree and relevant professional experience or qualification
  2. Recognized teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this

Enhanced Teaching

  1. Evidence of the effective delivery of teaching and assessment.
  2. Undertaking teaching material review and responding to feedback from colleagues or students.
  3. The ability to be an effective tutor or student project supervision with successful outcomes.
  4. Evidence of teaching innovation and a commitment to CPD.
  5. Contributing to the academic community, internally or externally with recognition from peers.

For informal  enquiries, please contact Prof Dan Eastwood: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Deadline: 6th August 2020
For more information and how to apply, click here.

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