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Associate Lecturer

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York. The Department was placed in the top ten UK universities for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF).  It is recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of student experience, novel teaching methods and final outcomes. Students rated the Department with an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the National Student Survey 2017.


You will contribute to the teaching, learning and assessment of some of our three- and four-year undergraduate degree courses. This will include delivering high-quality teaching, particularly small-group teaching in areas across the whole course with particular emphasis on one or more of biological, inorganic or organic chemistry. There will be opportunities for the development of innovative teaching and learning approaches, for use in tutorials, workshops, and practical courses. The role may involve the supervision of educational-based research projects as well as pastoral and administrative duties.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD in Chemistry or closely related area, with good team working, organisation and communication skills, and some teaching experience in undergraduate-level Chemistry as well as experience of undergraduate level practical Chemistry demonstrating. You should be able to communicate new and complex information effectively, both verbally and in writing, engaging interest and enthusiasm of the target audience. We have a particular preference for candidates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility to teach a range of chemical topics in early years and to be able to specialise in one or more of biological, inorganic or organic chemistry in later years.

You will have an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Informal Enquiries may be made to Dr Victor Chechik, Chair of the Board of Studies (

Reference Number: 6077


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