Job offer available in Scotland Lecturer in Biological Education at The University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Biological Education to join the academic staff of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, as we are designing and then refining a new curriculum to provide an excellent Biological Education to our next generation of graduates.  The post holder will be committed to evidence-based teaching to develop and implement student-centred teaching techniques and to support existing staff in educational development and research.  We are particularly interested in someone with experience in student skills training, who will plan and coordinate an integrated skills development and reflection portfolio for the early years of our undergraduate programme, in the first instance.  The candidate will have a PhD in a Biological Sciences discipline or in Pedagogy, and experience in curriculum development and/or innovative teaching methods.

The candidate would be joining one of the UK’s largest and most highly rated life sciences departments. We offer a well-supported environment that will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to contribute to experiential learning development, and implementation, and conduct high-quality pedagogical research and/or research in any field of Biological Sciences.

The University of Edinburgh aims to ensure equality of opportunity and the School of Biological Sciences holds an Athena Swan Silver award.  We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups.

The candidate will be expected to give a short presentation prior to interview.

The post is full time and open-ended.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Patrick Walsh, Director of Teaching, at

Closing date is 15 July 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Vacancy Ref: 048272

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