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Teaching Fellow in Analytical Chemistry Job
Full time
Kingston upon Hull
Salary: 32,959.00 - 46,925.00  per year


Job Description

Job Title:

Senior Teaching Fellow in Analytical Chemistry


Science and Engineering/Chemistry (School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

Reporting to:

Head of Chemistry


1 Year Fixed-term

Job Family:


Pay Band:


Benchmark Profile:

Teaching and Scholarship Band 8

DBS Disclosure requirement:


Vacancy Reference:



Details Specific to the Post


Background and Context

Chemistry in the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The Chemistry section currently has 30 academic staff and a cohort of 80 postgraduate and 550 undergraduate students. Chemistry has consistently good ratings in student satisfaction surveys, employability and in research assessments. A new, revitalised, undergraduate curriculum was introduced from 2016. Chemistryis proud ofits teaching standards and relationship with students. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the post

To support the work of the Analytical Chemistry teaching team we seek to appoint a teaching fellow with considerable expertise and teaching experience in Analytical and General Chemistry. Duties will include contributing, convening and delivering both new and existing courses, workshop teaching, laboratory classes, academic support, some academic administration and involvement in open days and recruitment activities. The successful applicant will be expected to develop new learning and teaching methods and subject specific pedagogy.

In your covering letter please refer directly to the criteria, given in the person specification below.  Applications are assessed by the selection panel according to these criteria.




The job duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of the role.  The duties and responsibilities and the balance between the elements in the role may change or vary over time depending on the specific needs at a specific point in time or due to changing needs in the department.  Candidates should note that there may not be an immediate requirement to carry out all the activities listed below.

Overall Purpose of the Role

This role will be carried out by individuals with experience in teaching usually by progression from the corresponding band 7 role. Direct appointments to this level may be made where it is clear the staff have appropriate experience.


At this level, role holders’ contribution spans scholarship, teaching, and related administration, though the weight allocated to each of these strands will vary from role to role and from time to time for individual role holders.


The role holder will:

  • Design and deliver a broad programme of teaching, including identifying current areas for revision and improvement and contributing to the planning, design and development of objectives and materials.
  • Conduct individual and collaborative projects including developing scholarly activity and proposals which will be advancing the state of knowledge in their particular discipline.
  • Write individually or contribute to publications and present at conferences or other events.


Role holders at this level will be expected to be establishing a reputation nationally within their academic specialism.


Main Work Activities

Teaching and Learning

  • Design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules or within a subject area using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
  • Supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate placements.
  • Identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.
  • Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.
  • Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.


Scholarly Activity

  • Develop programme related objectives, projects and proposals.
  • Conduct individual or collaborative projects for programme development purposes.
  • Identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds.
  • Write or contribute to publications or disseminate programme outputs using other appropriate media.
  • Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate event.


Relationships and Team Working

  • Develop and build internal and external contacts which may include
  • identifying sources of funding
  • contributing to student recruitment
  • securing student placements
  • marketing the institution
  • facilitating outreach work
  • generating income
  • obtaining consultancy projects


  • Advise and support colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development.
  • May be expected to supervise the work of others, for example, research teams or projects or as PhD supervisor.
  • Act as a responsible team member and develop productive working relationships with other members of the team.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to students’ needs.
  • Act as programme leader/course leader/module leader.



Additionally the post holder will be required to:

  • Fulfil the employees’ duties described in the University’s health and safety policies and co-operate with the health and safety arrangements in place within the department. May be required to undertake specific health and safety roles on request e.g. Display screen equipment assessor, departmental safety officer, fire warden.
  • Show a commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices.This includes undertaking mandatory equality and diversity training.
  • Comply with University regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Where a candidate cannot demonstrate experience of teaching and /or they do not already hold a Postgraduate Certificate in HE, they will be required to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in HE if successful.  Proven experience of teaching would include sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of teaching methods and techniques.




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PERSON SPECIFICATION – Teaching and Scholarship Band 8









Examples Measured by


Education and Training


Formal qualifications and relevant training



  • A good degree and a PhD or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline
  • A minimum requirement to be at Associate Fellow level as represented within the UK Professional Standards Framework with the expectation of being at Fellow level within 2 years from commencement of the post


  • Recognised professional accreditation (where appropriate)






Work Experience


Ability to undertake duties of the post



Evidence of:

  • Excellence in teaching from peer review, from student assessment/feedback, from examination results, from external examiner reports and from teaching awards
  • Evidence of reputation nationally and emerging internationally for professional practice, scholarship and pedagogic development, reflected in substantial output, level of innovation and impact on the education and development of the discipline and profession





  • Track record of attracting research funds






Skills and Knowledge


Includes abilities and intellect



Evidence of:

  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of undergraduate Analytical Chemistry and a postgraduate specialism
  • An ability to develop new courses and actively contribute to assessment
  • An ability to communicate complex conceptual ideas to widely divergent audiences.



  • Effective management of resources






Personal Qualities


Includes any specific analytical requirements of the post – (subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010)


Evidence of:

  • A positive contribution to University activities and initiatives including open days, graduation ceremonies etc. and willingness to undertake administrative activities
  • Working in an open and transparent way, providing information and communicating effectively with colleagues
  • Continuous Professional Development








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