Lecturer in Chemistry

University of Sussex School of Life Sciences

United Kingdom

Lecturer in Chemistry (Education & Scholarship)

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
The successful applicant for this post will need to be available full time during University teaching terms.
Contract: permanent 

Reference:  8320
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 11 April 2022
Closing date:  18 May 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: As soon as possible
Expected start date: 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter


Job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to deliver teaching in Chemistry. The individual must be able to deliver lectures in 1st year across all areas of Chemistry and in higher years in the area of their own expertise. The successful applicant should also be able to undertake laboratory demonstrating across all of Chemistry. Sussex Chemistry has recently developed a new Chemistry curriculum which will come on line at the start of the academic year 2023/24 and the individual will be expected to participate fully in the delivery of the new curriculum.

The post-holder will undertake a range of teaching duties within the Chemistry and Foundation year degree programmes including, but not restricted, to:

  • Delivery of lectures and workshops
  • Marking and assessment
  • Laboratory demonstrating across all areas of Chemistry (Physical, Organic, Inorganic)
  • Pastoral duties, such as Academic Advising
  • Being an active member of the Chemistry Board of Study
  • Outreach and admissions activities

Sussex Chemistry delivers Chemistry degree programmes which are very highly ranked by our undergraduates. Sussex Chemistry is currently ranked 8th for Chemistry in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021).

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of Chemistry, Professor Wendy Brown (w.a.brown@sussex.ac.uk).

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of previous teaching experience, and the names of three academic referees

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8320 [PDF 69.03KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code however to meet the minimum salary requirement this is dependent on the salary you are offered and/or whether you are eligible for tradeable points. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com

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