ROLE PROFILE FORM 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.