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Associate Lecturer (T&S) Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

33,309 - 40,927 a year
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
24 June 2022
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Role Description


The Department of Biology at the University of York is looking to appoint an Associate Lecturer to contribute to the delivery of teaching across the department, particularly in the area of Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. The post is available from the 1 September 2022.

You will deliver teaching and support students using a range of methods including lectures, practicals, workshops, and tutorials. You will also be involved in directing undergraduate and/or MSc research projects, thus significant research experience is required. You will have a keen interest in developing innovative teaching.

If you do not have a teaching qualification you will be supported to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). The successful candidate will also be supported by an academic mentor in their role and career development.


  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
    • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
    • To carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies
    • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities related to the teaching with which you are involved

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant Biological Sciences area or equivalent experience
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Detailed knowledge in a relevant research area sufficient to develop research-led teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems
  • Ability to contribute to the design of course material, content and new teaching approaches in the department and the ability to manage and deliver your own teaching

This role does not transition automatically to an open contract at the end of the 3 years, though it is hoped that the successful candidate will be well placed for future advertised York vacancies.

We want to recruit the best people for our roles, and we recognise that traditional working patterns may not be suitable for everyone. We offer a range of flexible working options (e.g. flexitime, part-time, job share), please specify your flexible working preferences in your application (number of days / hours etc).

Application deadline:25 May 2022

Interview date: 24 June 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor James Moir, Head of Department or Mrs Angela Lipscomb, Department Manager,

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

Athena Gold 2017 



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