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Lecturer in Pharmacology/Biomedical Sciences

Requisition ID:  8616

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  10-Jun-2021


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.




Grade F Lecturer - £35,845 - £44,045 per annum

Grade G Lecturer - £41,526 - £54,131 per annum


Closing Date: 10 July 2021


The Role 


This role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNS), part of our Faculty of Medical Science who deliver world leading innovation and research excellence. We are seeking to appoint you as a Lecturer in Pharmacology/Biomedical Sciences to deliver teaching and student support for the undergraduate Biomedical and Biomolecular programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, particularly in Pharmacology.

The purpose of the post is to develop and deliver teaching for the School’s undergraduate programmes. You will also be expected to contribute to course-developments and to aspects of degree programme management, including academic skills support and pastoral care.


This is a 14-month fixed-term post to cover maternity leave, commencing August/September 2021.

Further information about the School is available at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/bns/ 


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Debbie Bevitt (Head of School)  via email: debbie.bevitt@ncl.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)191 208 3580


Key Accountabilities


•    Develop and deliver teaching on BSc/MSci Biomedical and Biomolecular programmes, particularly BSc Pharmacology, including lectures, seminars, practical classes and honours project supervision
•    Set and mark assessments, both formative and summative
•    Develop resources for teaching and learning including online and blended material 
•    Pastoral support for students as a personal tutor and course advisor
•    Provide, develop and manage academic skills support for students
•    Contribute to pedagogic and/or discipline-specific research within the School and Faculty

•    Undertake other duties as requested by the Head of School; this may include contributions to other undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. 


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach in a range of Biomedical Sciences disciplines up to and including Honours level, particularly Pharmacology
•    Experience of teaching, learning and assessment strategies in Higher Education, including supervision of student research projects
•    Experience of working independently and cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals
•    Experience of management and development of modules or programmes (desirable)
•    Experience of research in a relevant discipline, including publications in well-regarded journals (desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Willingness to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme



•    Honours Degree
•    PhD in a relevant bioscience discipline
•    Teaching Qualification (desirable)



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. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 8616