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Associate Lecturer (fixed term)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
32,236 - 39,609 a year
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Role Description


We are seeking an outstanding candidate for the role of Associate Lecturer in Mathematical Physics, to enhance our teaching in this area.  You will be joining a vibrant, supportive and international community. 


The main responsibilities are:

  • 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

You will also have the ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a postgraduate qualification (ideally a PhD), or equivalent professional experience, in Mathematical Physics.  You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

You will have extensive specialist knowledge in Mathematical Physics, sufficient to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability.

You will have experience of teaching in HE at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.  You will be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully plan and design teaching material.  You will also have the ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems.

You will have highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.

This role is available on a fixed-term contract for 2 years. 

Candidates may contact Prof Niall MacKay (+44) 1904 32 3493,, or Prof Chris Fewster (+44) 1904 32 3091, for a confidential and informal pre-application discussion.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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