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Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Teaching & Scholarship) - QMUL18630

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £41,682 - £51,899 or £54,853 - £61,311 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL18630
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 16-Jul-2019
Closing date: 02-Aug-2019

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages excellent teaching and interdisciplinary research.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate to the Department of Chemistry, who can develop and deliver high-quality teaching at all levels in our BSc and MSci programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and/or Chemistry.

The post holder will:

  • Deliver high quality teaching including making innovations in key aspects of teaching and learning
  • Maximise opportunities for public engagement in the subject
  • Make important pedagogical contributions to the field
  • Contribute to the administration of key University activities
  • Advance pedagogical knowledge through publications or other forms of scholarship or performance

Applicants must have appropriate subject knowledge and have the ability to deliver teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level and in large or small group settings with some guidance at Lecturer level. At Senior Lecturer level applicants should have significant experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Candidates should have an excellent academic background with a PhD in chemistry, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry or a related field or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and the promotion of equality and diversity. The School currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award. Applications from women and ethnic minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The post is full time, fixed term for 12 months and with a start date of September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is available as a result of maternity leave and it is expected that you will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise their right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month.

The salary will be in the range of £41,682 - £51,899 (Grade 5/6 Lecturer) or £54,853 - £61,311 (Grade 7 Senior Lecturer) per annum and will be in accordance with experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Non-UK/EU citizens may apply, but must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Director of Education, Dr Christopher Bray:

For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website at:

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Applicants must submit their CV and a cover letter.

The closing date for completed applications is 02 August 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity and Committed to Equality

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