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Lecturer (Research) Full Time

at Swansea University Swansea in Swansea (Published at 13-07-2021)

Main Purpose of the Post

To deliver its sustainable top 30 ambition Swansea University needs a workforce with the differentiated skills necessary to ensure that it can deliver excellence in research, teaching, learning, and the wider student experience, and to be a powerhouse for the regional economy and internationally.

Swansea University?s vision is to transform lives and futures by providing an outstanding academic environment with a balance of excellence between world-class teaching and research, driving impact that is enabled by effective regional and global collaborations.

Chemistry is part of the newly formed Faculty of Science and Engineering, led by Professor Kenith Meissner, Executive Dean and Professor Johann Sienz, Deputy Executive Dean.

The Department of Chemistry at Swansea University is seeking applications from ambitious and talented individuals to join our academic team in 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and highly regarded UK Department of Chemistry, located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea. Swansea is a coastal city that is both picturesque and cosmopolitan, offering an excellent quality of life. Our stimulating, multidisciplinary environment enables and inspires excellence.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking to appoint a motivated individual to enhance our research and learning and teaching within Chemistry. We are seeking applicants with strong research track potential, as well as experience of innovative teaching methods, who care about the student experience; and who can contribute to the development of a modern curriculum supported by laboratory based practical and project-based learning.

The Chemistry Department is located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea. Swansea is a coastal city that is both picturesque and cosmopolitan, offering an excellent quality of life.

This new appointment is to ensure delivery of an outstanding student experience, based on research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality, and to allow the department to further build its research capacity, international reputation and income diversification strategy.

The department is recruiting creative and ambitious academics with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence in any area of chemistry, although those candidates with a research foundation in Inorganic Chemistry and the ability to teach Inorganic Chemistry at all levels are of particular interest. Candidates with an intention of stimulating new interdisciplinary multi-investigator research projects are particularly welcome.

The post also requires high quality delivery of teaching and student learning in chemistry and a commitment to enhancing the overall student experience, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, in addition to sharing organisational and academic management responsibilities.

This post could contribute to the Centre for Integrative Semiconductor materials (CISM) operation. CISM will deliver a research centre in a new purpose built facility with state-of-the-art equipment, providing a sustainable, highly competitive, world-class resource and capacity and driving innovation.

Centre for Integrative Semiconductor materials (CISM) - Swansea University

Person Specifiication

Person Specification Criteria

Typically evidenced by:


1. Applicants should have the appropriate background in Computer Science. Typically, a PhD in a relevant subject area or a degree and relevant professional experience or qualification

PhD and Chartered membership of professional body etc.

2. Recognised teaching qualification or equivalent or a commitment to achieve this.

If you do not have a recognised teaching qualification, then evidence is required of a commitment to work towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or equivalent.

Enhanced Research

3. A record of research outputs and dissemination in the form of quality publications or other media.

Four internationally excellent outputs, or the ability to achieve this within a 5-year period.

4. Demonstrate the potential to achieve or having success in securing resources to underpin original research activity.

Applications for research grants as a Principal or Co-Investigator or demonstrate how you will achieve this with at least one successful award within 3 years.

5. Evidence of recognition for contribution to the discipline.

At least one presentation at a conference with a national or international reach within 3 years.

6. Evidence of demonstrating involvement in effective postgraduate research supervision, or the ability to do so.

Supporting and or mentoring students or others

Core Teaching

7. Evidence of or ability to undertake effective delivery of teaching, assessment and review of modules or other components of the taught portfolio.

  • a good teaching feedback and/or through improved progression or retention
  • Acting as an effective tutor or student project supervisor with successful outcomes.

  • a commitment to innovative teaching and CPD

Core Management

8. Taking an active part in decisions and activities in an academic unit or institution, beyond own research and teaching commitments.

Examples showing personal contribution and impact.

Subject Specific

9. Excellent research in an area in Chemistry aligned to our current portfolio.


Further information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Owen Guy, Head of Chemistry, [email protected]

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application (if required ?. separate documents) Examples might include:

  • Curriculum Vitae;

  • Publication list;

  • Statement detailing your research

  • Statement detailing your approach to teaching

This post is on a Research pathway. The Academic Career Pathways (ACP) scheme is designed to ensure that academic strengths whether in research, teaching, the wider student experience, leadership or innovation and engagement, are all appropriately recognised, developed, valued, and rewarded. Further information is available here. These provide indicative performance levels for all academic staff which will be used in the recruitment process as well as for internal academic promotion. Where there are numeric indicators these will be considered in light of the stage of career, hours of work and other commitments. This may be personal circumstances or work related activities outside of academia such as in industry or a clinical setting. Applicants are very welcome to provide any relevant individual circumstances such as career breaks, any periods of leave or secondment or any other absences, which should be taken into account and how these have had an impact on your career development.

Job Reference: AC04642

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