Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Human Anatomy and Physiology

Northumbria University

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Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Human Anatomy and Physiology


Northumbria University

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Job Description:ABOUT THE ROLEWorking within the Department of Applied Sciences, this role involves both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be part of the academic team that teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students, on campus, across our suite of ‘bioscience’ degrees and our International Medical Pathway programme, delivered in partnership with , Grenada. This post will involve designing, developing, and delivering innovative and research-informed teaching and supporting our students to achieve their future career aspirations. In parallel, you will be part of the Department’s research future, through your own academic excellence through high quality publications and income generation from funding applications to external bodies such as UKRI, charities and commercial partners.This post is advertised across our and roles.Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role. The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.ABOUT THE TEAMThe Department of Applied Sciences, specialises in biological and chemical sciences, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students on professionally accredited degrees in the disciplines of biosciences, chemistry, food science and nutrition, and forensic science. We have over 80 academics researching in these areas, working with 60 PDRAs, research fellows and PhD students, and a thriving undergraduate population of approximately 1,500 students. The Department has a history of impactful inter-disciplinary subject research, often in collaboration with industry and supported through UKRI funding. With 86% of our staff submitted to , we were delighted to say that 82% of the Department’s publications were rated as internationally excellent and world-leading. More than 60 colleagues in the Department were part of our REF2021 submission to the Allied Health Unit of Assessment 3 which was ranked 8th (out of 91) in the UK for Research Power. In addition, our Research Environment was given the highest possible rating of 100% 4* – acknowledging our excellence in this area and state of the art facilities for performing research.The Department’s laboratory estate spans four floors of interdisciplinary activity providing research laboratory space for tissue culture, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and analytical and synthetic chemistry. This includes specific laboratories for genomics, mass spectrometry, chromatography and a microscopy suite. The Department’s laboratories are complemented by dedicated high performance computing for bioinformatics and modelling and dedicated, state-of-the-art, inhouse facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MiSeq, NextSeq and PacBio sequencing platforms), which enabled this department to be the North of England representative undertaking analysis and surveillance for the Covid-19 Genomics UK consortium (COG-UK) through the Pandemic. The Department also hosts Research England funded Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) which seeks to create a trans-disciplinary working space for bringing together the latest research and thinking in biotechnology, architecture, and sustainability.The department is home to two of the Northumbria’s Peaks of Research Excellence, Microbial Biotechnology and Microbiome Exploration. Details of the department’s research groups, innovation units and themes can be foundThe Department is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award and actively works to support diversity especially in terms of career progression and leadership opportunities. We provide a range of facilities to support your career development such as on-site nursery, funded leadership training courses, action learning support for promotion application, EDI networks, HEA fellowship application training, research mentoring and grant application support.ABOUT YOUAs an academic you should be able to demonstrate your existing academic leadership, strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field, and a detailed broad-based plan for future external funding acquisition.To apply for this position, you must hold a first degree and be qualified to doctoral level in a relevant discipline to biomedical science, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice, or consultancy. An ability to deliver high quality teaching is essential, together with externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance, and rigour.We are particularly keen to hear from academics with a broad Biomedical Science background. Our BSc Biomedical Science degree is IBMS accredited and, therefore, HCPC registration would be desirable.Further information is available in the person specifications.For an informal discussion about the post, particularly on whether your subject or experience would be a good fit for us, please contact Prof Gary Black, Head of Department: Applied Science; email:We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about .This opportunity is open to applications from internal candidates who do not hold a current substantive academic role at Northumbria. Current academic colleagues with a substantive role are encouraged to consider options to progress via the Academic Development Review process.To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’. Your application should include a covering letter and a CV. Please ensure your CV includes research / education statements, and grants and publications list highlighting your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of four. For your most recent grants please include the grant title, funder reference, funder, amount, and your role. In addition, you are asked to provide copies of the top two research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio).ABOUT USAt Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create, and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold.Awarded the title of in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now ranked top 25 for this measure.One of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries, filled with world-leading research, award-winning partnerships, and students at the heart of an outstanding experience, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university. Discover more .Northumbria University is a great place to work. We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. We offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and .Our Northumbria Values are guiding principles that define who we are, what we do and what is important to us. Our Values are: Academic Excellence; Innovation; Inclusivity; Collaboration; and Ambition.Our Behaviours describe how we do things and how we work together at Northumbria, reflecting our culture and our decision-making. Our Behaviours are: We listen and learn, we support one another to success, we respect everyone and their contributions, we trust in ourselves and each other and we are bold.Our Behaviours were co-created by colleagues from a range of roles across the University, who worked collaboratively to consider what it feels like to work for Northumbria, and where we need to continue to transform together to achieve what’s important to us.Please visit page to find out more.We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. Our campus locations include City Campus Newcastle and Coach Lane Campus Newcastle.Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Leader, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We also hold the HR Excellence in Research award for implementing the concordat supporting the career Development of Researchers and are members of the initiative to deliver information and support to professional researchers.The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.We are committed to keeping your data safe so it’s important for you to know how we use any personal data you give us. For more detailed information, access our .

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