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The University of Nottingham
Job Title:
Assistant Professor in Biotechnology (Teaching Specialist)
School/Department:
Biosciences
Salary:
£34,233 - £45,954 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Level:
Extended Level 5
Contract Status:
Permanent
Hours of Work:
Full Time
Location:
Sutton Bonington Campus
Reporting to:
Head of School of Biosciences, Head of Division Food Sciences
The Purpose of the Role:
The School of Biosciences delivers an undergraduate programme in Biotechnology, which is also being
developed at the University’s Malaysia campus. This role will be teaching focused. The purpose of this
new role is to provide academic management as Course Director for this degree and to contribute to
class and practical teaching and associated student project work. The appointee will provide a
significant input into the long term strategic development of the course. The degree course contains
equal contributions from Plant & Crop, Animal, Food and Microbial Sciences and the ability to work with
colleagues, co-ordinate and integrate teaching across and between subject disciplines is essential. The
role will also involve substantial contribution to modules across the school related to microbial
fermentation and industrial biotechnology in our taught undergraduate and postgraduate programme
including module convenership. Hence we are looking for candidates with a specialism in microbial
fermentations, and an ability to teach other aspects of biotechnology.
Main Responsibilities:
Main Responsibilities
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Teaching Leadership for the development and delivery of the BSc in
Biotechnology
Oversight and management of the administrative work required to deliver the
BSc Biotechnology including role of exams officer, admissions tutor and
student recruitment activities.
Prepare and deliver lectures/seminars/practicals/field trips.
Supervision of final year undergraduates conducting final year research
projects and masters students on the MSc Brewing programme.
To act as Module Convener for modules associated with the BSc in
Biotechnology and other degree programmes, including Microbiology and
% time
per year
20%
20%
30%
10%
5%
6.
7.
Applied Microbiology projects and relevant fermentation and bioenergy
modules
To act a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Any other duties appropriate to the grade and role
5%
10%
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience
Essential
Qualifications /
Education
Knowledge / Skills
/ Training

PhD in Biotechnology or a
related area

Extensive knowledge and
understanding of Microbial
fermentation and additional
areas of Biotechnology.
Organisational and
administrative skills
appropriate to HE
environment
Skills in time management.

Experience of lecturing and
student project supervision in
Higher Education or similar
environment

Administrative duties
associated with taught course
delivery in higher education.

Experience in Biotech or
related Industry


Experience
Other
Desirable
 30 credits of a UK
Postgraduate Teaching
Certificate or Education-related
Masters, or equivalent


Experience across other areas
of Biotechnology Skills in
teaching small and very large
groups of students. Ability to
manage and develop practical
classes.

A passion for Biotechnology
and teaching
Please note that as part of its commitment to maintaining the highest academic standards in
teaching and learning, the University expects all newly appointed or promoted Lecturers (unless
exempt) to complete 30 credits of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
Course.
Decision Making
i) Taken independently by the role holder;
 Planning general teaching programme and direction
 Planning the content and delivery of teaching
ii) Taken in collaboration with others;
 Design of degree structure to fit in Biosciences template
 Structure/content of joint modules
iii) Referred to the appropriate line manager by the role holder;
Any items implying changes in School policy.
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