Assistant/Associate Professor in Biology (Biochemistry and Biotechnology) (BIO_01)

Durham University


Assistant/Affiliate Professor in Biology (Biochemistry and Biotechnology) (BIO_01)  (
Job Quantity:
 23001992)
Division of Biosciences
Grade 8/9:  Grade 8 £45,845 – £54,395 every year Grade 9 £57,696 – £64,914 every year
Open-Ended/Everlasting  Full Time
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date
: 05-Jan-2024, 6:59:00 PM
Disclosure and Barring Service Requirement: Not Relevant. 

Working at Durham College  

A globally excellent centre of instructing and analysis excellence, a heat and pleasant place to work, a singular and historic setting – Durham is a college like no different.

As one of many UK’s main universities, Durham is an unimaginable place to outline your profession. The College is situated inside a gorgeous historic metropolis, house to a UNESCO World Heritage Website, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Our proficient students and researchers from around the globe are tackling world points and making a distinction to folks’s lives.  

We consider that inspiring our folks to do excellent issues at Durham allows Durham folks to do excellent issues on this planet. Being part of Durham is about extra than simply the success of the College, it’s additionally about contributing to the success of town, county and neighborhood.

Our College Technique is constructed on three pillars of analysis, schooling and wider scholar expertise, but in addition on our eager sense of neighborhood and of inspiring others to realize their potential. 

Our Objective and Values

We wish our College to be a spot the place folks might be free to be themselves, it doesn’t matter what their id or background. Collectively, we have fun distinction, worth each other and are every liable for creating an inclusive neighborhood that’s respectful and honest for all.

Discover out extra about the advantages of working on the College and what it’s wish to stay and work within the Durham space on our Why Durham? data web page.   

The Division

The Division of Biosciences at Durham College seeks to nominate a proficient particular person to the function of Assistant/Affiliate Professor (Training).  We welcome purposes from these with instructing pursuits within the broad subject of Biology and we’re notably keen to listen to from candidates with a concentrate on biochemistry, biotechnology and tutorial abilities.

This submit affords an thrilling alternative to make a contribution to the event of the division’s instructing and curriculum, whereas permitting you unrivalled alternatives to progress and embed your profession in an thrilling and progressive establishment. 

You can be anticipated to have interaction in scholarship associated to pedagogy, noting that some other unbiased analysis (past pedagogy) just isn’t a part of this submit. The appointment will likely be on the College’s ‘Training Observe’ profession path, which gives clearly outlined alternatives for development in opposition to outlined standards.

For extra data, please go to our Division pages at https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/tutorial/biosciences/  

Assistant and Affiliate Professors (Training) at Durham

The College is dedicated to enabling all of our colleagues to realize their full potential. We promote and keep an inclusive and supportive atmosphere to make sure that all colleagues can thrive.  Assistant and Affiliate Professors (Training) contribute to instructing, innovation and citizenship while absolutely focussing on the important thing abilities which can safe their development.  Instructing high quality and innovation is vital to make sure a firstclass studying atmosphere and curricula for all of our college students. You can be supported to develop your instructing experience and to have interaction in instructing innovation to embed our scholar expertise.

All of our tutorial colleagues are inspired to have interaction in wider citizenship to reinforce their very own growth, to help their division and wider self-discipline, and to contribute to the broader scholar expertise.

You can be anticipated to have interaction in scholarship associated to pedagogy, noting that some other unbiased analysis (past pedagogy) just isn’t a part of this submit. The appointment will likely be on the College’s ‘Instructing Observe’ profession path, which gives clearly outlined alternatives for development in opposition to outlined standards.

We’re assured that our recruitment course of permits us to draw and choose the very best worldwide expertise to Durham. We due to this fact provide a diminished probation interval of 1 yr for our Assistant/Affiliate Professors (Training) and thereafter, topic to passable efficiency, you can be confirmed in submit.

Assistant/Affiliate Professor (Training)

Candidates should reveal instructing excellence within the subject of Biology with the flexibility to show our college students to an distinctive customary and to completely interact within the companies, citizenship and values of the College.   The College gives a working and instructing atmosphere which is inclusive and welcoming and the place everyone seems to be handled pretty with dignity and respect. Candidates will likely be anticipated to reveal these key ideas as a part of the evaluation course of.

Key tasks:

•        Provide lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate ranges, with the chance to show extra extensively inside the Division, in addition to participating in associated exercise equivalent to evaluation;

•        Engagement in pedagogic exercise at Departmental degree that helps a top quality, tutorial skilled neighborhood of follow inside the Division and past;

•        Keep an lively membership and engagement with an expert physique (e.g. HEA or discipline-specific our bodies)

•        Contribute to ongoing curriculum growth, demonstrating innovation in academic follow to reinforce the standard of the academic atmosphere within the Division and wider College in help of the Division’s persevering with emphasis on worldwide excellence;

•        Reveal a willingness to contribute to the executive work, citizenship and values of the Division;

•        To completely interact in and improve the values of the Division with regard to its dedication to its vibrant and worldwide postgraduate tradition; Perform such different duties as specified by the Head of Division.

Durham College is dedicated to equality, variety and inclusion 

Equality, variety, and inclusion (EDI) are a key element of the College’s Technique and a central a part of all the things we do.  We additionally stay by our Objective and Values  and our Workers Code of Conduct.   At Durham we actively work in the direction of offering an atmosphere the place our employees and college students can research, work and stay in a neighborhood which is supportive and inclusive. It’s vital to us that each one colleagues undertake actions which are aligned to each our values and dedication to EDI. 

We welcome and encourage purposes from those that are at the moment under-represented in our work pressure, together with folks with disabilities and from racially minoritised ethnic teams.

You probably have taken a profession break or intervals of depart which will have impacted on the quantity and recency of your analysis outputs and different actions, equivalent to maternity, adoption or parental depart, it’s possible you’ll want to disclose this in your utility. The choice committee will take this into consideration when evaluating your utility.

The College has been awarded the Incapacity Assured Employer standing. In case you are a candidate with a incapacity, we’re dedicated to making sure honest remedy all through the recruitment course of. We are going to make changes to help the interview course of wherever it’s cheap to take action and, the place profitable, cheap changes will likely be made to help folks inside their function. 


Particular person Specification  

Candidates should define their expertise, abilities and achievements up to now which reveal that they meet or that they’ve the potential to realize the important standards. You’ll assist us ship excellent instructing all year long and develop pedagogical improvements alongside a group of really world class colleagues. Please notice the function will embody pedagogical duties which will prolong into the summer time interval.

Training 

Candidates should reveal the event and supply of high-quality instructing that contributes to offering a supportive and enabling studying atmosphere and curricula which encourage college students to realize their potential.

Important Training Standards- Grade 8

  • {Qualifications} – a superb first diploma and a PhD (or near completion on the time of utility) in Biology or a associated topic, or equal demonstrable practitioner expertise and abilities, which can embody acceptable certification and/or membership of a related skilled physique. 
  • High quality – proof of the event and supply of efficient and fascinating instructing. (Candidates might select to supply scholar analysis scores and/or peer evaluations of instructing) .
  • Innovation – expertise, abilities and/or achievements that reveal a contribution to new programme growth.  Proof of innovation within the design and supply of top quality instructing and evaluation of studying, together with lectures, small group studying, and/or utilizing expertise or different strategies to reinforce studying and/or evaluation.
  • Strategic – proof of strategic instructing growth or achievements that reveal the potential to have interaction within the design of wonderful instructing programmes that are analysis knowledgeable and led.
  • Scholarship and Academic Affect

    Candidates can have the flexibility to have interaction in scholarly exercise which contributes to pedagogical follow and understanding inside the division, school and College. 

     Important Scholarship and Academic Standards- Grade 8 

    1. Candidates will likely be anticipated to reveal engagement in scholarly exercise in ways in which positively influence on pedagogical follow and schooling inside the division (and past), or actions that help the event of an expert follow and/or self-discipline. 

    Candidates should have the ability to proof work undertaken in preparation for instructing and for retaining abreast of developments within the topic space.

    The format will depend upon the self-discipline and the candidate’s profession up to now, however proof of scholarship and academic influence might embody among the following (or comparable) actions:

    a. lively membership and engagement with an expert physique;

    b. inner awards (e.g. Collaborative Innovation Grant) to help academic innovation and scholarly exercise;

    c. demonstrable innovation in academic follow, equivalent to contribution to the enhancement of scholar studying through pedagogic innovation and alter (e.g. on-line studying, research-led instructing, employer engagement, curriculum and course growth, scholar steering);

    d. publication in a scholarly journal or related skilled publication; 

    e. attending and presenting inner and/or exterior seminars or at a regional convention; and/or, 

    f. supplies/curriculum growth for wider use in a division or past. 

    Companies, Citizenship and Values

    Candidates should actively interact within the administrative and collegial necessities of the Division within the supply of instructing, and positively contribute to the College Values and to fostering a respectful atmosphere; in addition to demonstrating their dedication to equality, variety and inclusion.

    Important Companies, Citizenship and Values criteria- Grade 8 

    1.    Citizenship contribution – proof of participation within the citizenship/administrative actions of a tutorial Division, College or College. (Candidates might select to proof departmental or College roles, mentoring exercise, pastoral and tutorial help of scholars, engagement with widening participation, involvement in equality and variety initiatives and membership or engagement with exterior our bodies).  

    2.    Communication – candidates will need to have glorious oral and written communication abilities with the flexibility to have interaction with a variety of scholars and colleagues throughout a wide range of boards.  

    3.    Administration proof of engagement with administration associated instructing in a tutorial division and/or self-discipline or different related administration expertise.

    Fascinating StandardsGrade 8 

    The fascinating standards for this submit (for which candidates ought to present proof of some if not all standards) are: 

    1.    Qualification -– candidates to carry or have the flexibility to achieve the rank of Fellow of the Greater Training Academy (https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/people/fellowship/fellow ), which is the nationwide physique that champions instructing excellence (or Equal).  

    2.    Management – candidates might select to element any prior related management roles which they’ve undertaken. Potential examples might embody main an inner working group; module growth and convening; efficient administration referring to academic supply or skilled follow; or selling and main change processes in a division e.g. in curriculum growth. 

    Important Training Standards -Grade 9

  • {Qualifications} – a superb first diploma and a PhD in Biology or a associated topic.
  • High quality – expertise of constructing a big contribution to the event and supply of high-quality instructing (together with lectures and tutorials/small group instructing), together with some exterior recognition which can be at a nationally aggressive degree. Candidates might select to spotlight any peer evaluate of their instructing, module analysis scores or enhancements made to the coed expertise. 
  • Innovation – proof of profitable growth of progressive instructing strategies for the design / supply of top quality instructing at a nationwide degree, which can embody progressive use of expertise for instructing. 
  • Strategic Growth – proof of great contribution to the creation of nationally glorious studying environments and instructing programmes that allow college students to realize their potential.
  • Scholarship and Academic Affect – Grade 9

    Candidates can have the flexibility to have interaction in scholarly exercise which contributes to pedagogical follow and understanding inside the division.  

     Important Scholarship Standards – Grade 9

    1.  Scholarship and Academic Affect – candidates will likely be anticipated to reveal scholarly exercise at a college degree that helps a high-quality tutorial skilled neighborhood of follow together with in ways in which positively influence on pedagogical follow and schooling at a college degree (and doubtlessly past) together with growth and supply of instructing enhancement activities.

    Candidates ought to proof a big contribution to (and recognition by) a tutorial skilled neighborhood of follow [or a professional practice/discipline] at a regional degree (and doubtlessly past) e.g. via top quality scholarly engagement and academic innovation and influence.

    The format will depend upon the self-discipline and the candidate’s profession up to now however proof of scholarship and academic influence might embody among the following (or comparable) actions: 

    a.      Develop, design and lead pedagogic developments referring to studying and instructing to a degree externally recognised for excellence;

    b.      Analysis and engagement in consultancy with demonstrable high-quality outputs which focuses on pedagogy;

    c.      Involvement in schooling initiatives which have a big and demonstrable social and/or financial influence and profit;

    d.      Success in exterior grant seize to help academic innovation and scholarly influence;

    e.      Manufacturing of scholarly pedagogic publications and disseminating the findings;

    f.       Lively exterior skilled engagement eg exterior member of a programme evaluate committee or an externally invited speaker;

    g.      Work or initiatives which have developed the practitioners skilled self-discipline past their very own follow;

    h.      Supervising larger diploma candidates;

    i.       Presenting at a regional convention (which can be associated to instructing); or

    j.       Publishing in a practitioner degree journal

    Service, Citizenship and Values – Grade 9

    Lively engagement within the administrative and citizenship necessities of the Division. Constructive contributions to College values  and to fostering a respectful atmosphere, in addition to demonstrating their dedication to equality, variety, and inclusion. 

    Important Service, Citizenship and Values standards – Grade 9

    1. Citizenship contribution – Proof of a demonstrable contribution to the collegial / administrative work and atmosphere of a tutorial Division and/or associated to a related self-discipline. Candidates might select to spotlight any roles and tasks held inside tutorial departments [or professional practice] (or past), College or College degree committees or initiatives, engagement with mentoring or widening scholar participation, involvement in equality and variety initiatives, contributions to departmental programme administration and strategic growth or membership of great exterior our bodies.

    2. Management – Proof of a previous vital contribution to management actions which help the functioning of a tutorial Division, College or College and / or which help the event of a related tutorial self-discipline or space {of professional} follow (ideally associated to instructing). 

    Candidates might select to element any prior management roles which they’ve undertaken and potential examples might embody:

    a.      enhancing an academic or skilled publication;

    b.      main the organisation of a nationwide convention;

    c.      strategic planning in curriculum, evaluation or comparable with demonstrable influence on the standard of provision;

    d.      creating and creating new relationships with exterior purchasers/companions;

    e.      selling and main change processes inside and/or past a division; or

    invited exterior evaluations eg on a programme evaluate panel

    2. Communication – candidates will need to have glorious oral and written communication abilities with the flexibility to have interaction with a variety of scholars and colleagues throughout a wide range of boards.

     Contact Data

    Division contact for academic-related enquiries

    Professor Martin Cann – Head of Division – [email protected]

    Contact data for technical difficulties when submitting your utility

    If you happen to encounter technical difficulties when utilizing the web utility type, we favor you ship enquiries by e-mail.  Please ship your identify together with a quick description of the issue you’re experiencing to [email protected]

    Alternatively, it’s possible you’ll name 0191 334 6801 from the UK, or +44 191 334 6801 from exterior the UK. This quantity operates through the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday, UK time.  We are going to usually reply inside one working day (Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays).

    College contact for basic queries in regards to the recruitment course of

    Lauren Gulliver- Recruitment Coordinator – [email protected]

    How you can Apply

    We favor to obtain purposes on-line.   

    Please notice that in submitting your utility, we will likely be processing your information.  We’d ask you to think about the related College Privateness Assertion https://www.dur.ac.uk/ig/dp/privateness/pnjobapplicants/ which gives data on the collation, storing and use of knowledge.  

    What to Submit

    All candidates are requested to submit:

    ·         A CV  

    ·         A protecting letter which particulars your expertise, strengths and potential within the necessities set out above.

    ·         A private scholarship plan.

    ·         Variety of your most vital items of labor/proof of your pedagogic exercise demonstrating scholarship and academic influence since 2017 nevertheless work previous to 2017 could also be submitted the place candidates have had profession breaks.

    ·         An EDI & values assertion – (of not more than 500 phrases) which demonstrates your dedication to EDI and our values. (I.e. involvement in equality, variety, and inclusion actions equivalent to mentoring, volunteering, or attending conferences. 

     

    The place potential we request that you just present accessible net hyperlinks to your pedagogical outputs, which the hiring Division will use to entry your work. The appliance type accommodates fields through which to enter every of the online hyperlinks.

    Please notice we’re unable to entry publications behind a paywall. 

    Within the occasion you might be unable to supply accessible hyperlinks to on-line internet hosting of your work, publications needs to be uploaded as PDFs as a part of your utility in our recruitment system.

    Please be sure that your PDFs are not bigger than 5mb . Your work could also be learn by colleagues from throughout the Division and evaluated.

    All utility paperwork needs to be uploaded along with your identify and doc kind as PDF information.

    We are going to notify you on the standing of your utility at numerous factors all through the choice course of, through automated emails from our e-recruitment system.  Please test your spam/junk folder periodically to make sure you obtain all emails.  

    Referees 

    It is best to present 3 tutorial referees they need to not (if potential) embody your PhD supervisor(s).  The bulk needs to be from a College aside from your individual (save for early profession candidates making use of for his or her first submit). 

    References will likely be requested for candidates who’ve been shortlisted and will likely be made obtainable to the panel through the interview course of. 

    As a part of your utility, you can be requested whether or not you give your consent to your tutorial references being sought must you be invited to attend an interview. We are going to solely request references the place permission has been granted.  

    Subsequent Steps 

    All purposes will likely be thought-about; our regular follow is for colleagues throughout the Division to learn the submitted work of long-listed candidates.   

    Quick-listed candidates will likely be invited to the College, both nearly or in-person and can have the chance to fulfill key members of the Division.  The evaluation for the submit will usually embody a presentation to employees and college students within the Division adopted by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will happen over two days in or round January 2024. 

    Within the occasion that you’re unable to attend in particular person on the date supplied, it will not be potential to give you an interview on another date. 

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