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Associate Professor in Chemical Education
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF37588

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 18/01/2022

Job live date: 07/12/2021

Salary: £53,348 - £60,022 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Associate Professor)

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time / Permanent

The School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy is seeking a chemist with a keen interest in Chemistry Education. The post holder will help to deliver a broad chemistry curriculum that meets the high expectations of both home and international undergraduate students. We are looking to appoint an individual to provide strong leadership for our Teaching Intensive staff and to oversee the continued development and delivery of a curriculum that challenges and enthuses our students.

Candidates for this teaching-focused post will be motivated to provide high quality and innovative teaching within the broad remit of chemistry across all years of our BSc and integrated Masters programmes. 

The appointed individual will take ownership of the development and delivery of our undergraduate degree programmes. This post will see the appointed candidate take on responsibility for the future design and development of our core taught chemistry syllabus and laboratory content. They will provide leadership to staff in teaching matters and work in partnership with our teaching intensive staff to develop an innovative and engaging curriculum. The successful candidate will assume the main teaching leadership role within the Department; the Director of Teaching and Learning.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience of a leadership role in Teaching and Learning.
  • Experience of teaching chemistry at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • A track record or commitment to developing teaching activities
  • A track record of research activity in the area of chemistry education.
  • Experience of developing practical classes
  • A PhD in Organic Chemistry
  • The ability to use and develop IT resources to support student learning
  • Experience of managing your own time to meet targets

Interview date: 17 or 18 February 2022

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Department

Contact name:

Dr John McKendrick

Contact phone:

0118 378 8246

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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