Assistant Professor of Biology

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

Job reference: BMH-024751
Salary: £30,487-£34,980 pro rata, per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
Hours Per Week: 17.5 (0.5FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/06/2024
Contract Duration: Fixed term for 1 year (renewable each year in line with continuation of PhD Programme)
School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences

Job Description

This part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentship presents an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to acquire skills across research and teaching – both of which are central components to the academic career path. The successful candidate will pursue a PhD while contributing to teaching and assessment on the BSc Psychology degree (further details about the programme can be found at:

Working closely with teaching-focused lecturers, the successful candidate will contribute across a wide range of Psychology course units. Line management for the teaching post will be provided through the Division of Psychology and Mental Health, and the specific teaching responsibilities of the person appointed will be allocated in consultation with the BSc Psychology Programme Director, Doron Cohen.

A contract and continued employment in this position will be dependent on the successful candidate enrolling on a part-time PhD. At the point of PhD completion, (or if the PhD is discontinued for any reason), employment as a Teaching Assistant will be terminated.

PhD supervision will be provided from the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. See Job Description for details of the Project (as supervised by Dr Tracy Epton). A Faculty-funded fee remittance for part-time PhD study will be available (for as long as the Teaching Assistant role is held). Details

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Elizabeth Lewis


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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