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Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

Requisition ID:  1214

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £35,845.00 - £55,750.00 

Closing Date: 27 February 2020


The Role


Based in the School of Pharmacy you will participate fully in the School’s range of teaching and scholarship activities.  You must have experience of teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and be able to contribute specialist knowledge relevant to pharmacy provision that complements the growing teaching and research interests of the School.  We are particularly interested in attracting individuals who have substantial experience of working within a School of Pharmacy.


The School of Pharmacy benefits from being an integral part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences with strong teaching and research links to colleagues in medicine, biomedical sciences, dentistry, psychology and chemistry.


Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Andy Husband (Head of School) on 0191 208 2360.


For more information about the School of Pharmacy please click here


Key Accountabilities

  • To undertake teaching, module leadership and supervision of under-, and post- graduate students
  • To offer specialist expertise in an individual’s specialist area(s)
  • To undertake teaching, leadership and supervision duties across a range of the School programmes, initially with a focus on the MPharm programme
  • To undertake administrative duties as deemed necessary, including participation in relevant School and Faculty committees and activities
  • To participate in external activity related to pharmacy, learning and teaching, and research
  • To contribute to the promotion of undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy programmes to both current and prospective students
  • To act as a personal tutor to a small group of students, concerned with students’ academic achievements, and pastoral care
  • To contribute to University administration, course planning, curriculum development, the recruitment of students, engage in teaching and scholarly activities and module / programme leadership
  • To participate in relevant staff development activities
  • To undertake other duties, such as participation in School, Faculty and University meetings, as detailed by the Head of School


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience      

  • Understanding of current themes and issues in the delivery of accredited MPharm programmes 
  • Specialist knowledge and interest in an area relevant to the pharmaceutics strand of an MPharm programme           
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Creativity and innovation  
  • Ability to work well on own and as part of a team         
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills   
  • Experience of teaching pharmacy at under-, and post-graduate level          
  • Experience in the supervision of under-, and post-graduate dissertation students 
  • Experience of supervision of PhD students to successful conclusion             
  • Understanding and experience in processes involved in module and programme development and leadership        
  • Track record in publishing in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage   
  • Evidence of successful research grant acquisition (Grade G)            
  • Committed and enthusiastic         
  • Confident communicator   
  • Good interpersonal skills   
  • An Enhances Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check will be required before the post-holder commences employment



  • Experience in research and / or trainee practitioner supervision       
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and of a diverse student body         
  • Experience of industrial pharmacy practice (Grade G)



  • PhD or Professional Doctorate in Pharmaceutics or closely related subject


  • Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council      
  • Fellow / Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy       


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.


Requisition ID: 1214