University of Dundee

Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)

D'Arcy Thompson Unit
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Closing Date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Grade 8 (£41,526 - £49,553)

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 40 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) within our D’Arcy Thompson Unit, to play a key role in delivering teaching across a range of degree titles.

The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team of teaching-focussed academics in the D’Arcy Thompson Unit to contribute to teaching, assessment, student support, scholarly activity and curriculum development. They will join efforts to further enhance the quality of our teaching and student experience, working with colleagues from the research divisions of both the School of Life Sciences and the School of Medicine to facilitate delivery of research-led teaching. The lecturer will also contribute to a range of strategies designed to maximise the employability of our graduates.

We encourage candidates who have relevant experience, particularly in the field of biochemistry or pharmacology, and who are fully committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship to apply. You should have expertise in employing a range of teaching and assessment methods and experience of developing innovative approaches to learning and teaching.

Your priorities will include:

  • To contribute to biological and biomedical sciences teaching including BSc and MSci programmes and the medical and dental curricula, including in biochemistry, pharmacology and related areas
  • To manage and further enhance specific modules in the biological and biomedical sciences core curriculum
  • To develop and deliver innovative learning and teaching content in new teaching areas, as required
  • To provide pastoral and Adviser of Studies support to undergraduate students

Who we’re looking for:

  • PhD in biological or biomedical sciences with expertise in biochemistry, pharmacology or related subject
  • Teaching experience in a further/higher education environment, including laboratory/field environments
  • Evidence of successful course or module development
  • In-depth knowledge of a wide range of technologies used in higher education
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent student experience

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Inke Nathke, Dean of School of Life Sciences at To find out more about the D’Arcy Thompson Unit and our teaching programmes please visit

New lecturers will be subject to probation. This post is available for 3 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 15th June 2021. We anticipate that interviews for this appointment will take place in the week beginning 5th July 2021.

As an internationally diverse institution, we welcome job applicants from all countries and nationalities. The School of Life Sciences is proud to employ staff from over 40 different nations.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

The Closing Date is midnight on 15th June 2021.

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