The Biosciences Department operates within the College of Science, which also includes the departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics.
The Department occupies a large Grade 2 listed building in the heart of the University’s seafront Singleton campus surrounded by parkland, and close to the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The post-holder will be an integral part of the Department of Biosciences (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/biosciences/), which operates within the College of Science (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/).
Information on our teaching programmes may be found at:
Main Duties Main Purpose of Post: Enhanced Teaching & Scholarship
Teaching Delivery and Review: Effective delivery of the teaching, assessment and quality assurance of modules or other equivalent components of the taught portfolio. Reviewing course content and materials, and developing, designing and updating materials in compliance with quality standards. Teaching Innovation and Impact: Deliver innovative teaching, which is up to date and informed by research or personal practice. Esteem: Contribute to the wider academic community with demonstrable impact and recognition from internal and external sources. Contribute to institutional teaching impact. Advancing Practice: Responsibility for advancing teaching practice for self and others. Contributing to our Activities: Take part in formulating College or University decisions and contributing to activities beyond the immediate research, teaching or scholarship commitments. Participating in Professional Activities: Engage with professional activities related to the discipline through networking at conferences or involvement in external groups. Managing Self and Others: Support and enable the development of colleagues, students and/or yourself. Research Outputs and Activity: Disseminate research findings through appropriate written, oral or other media both internally and externally to the University. Research Projects and Grants: Secure the resources necessary to underpin research/scholarly/innovation activity, with success as appropriate to the discipline. Promote equality and diversity in working practices and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships. Conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity. Ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision making process, by ensuring compliance with the University’s Risk Management Policy.
Person Specification Essential Criteria
1. 1. A PhD in a relevant subject area or a degree and relevant professional experience or qualification 2. Recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this Enhanced Teaching 3. Evidence of the effective delivery of teaching and assessment 4. Undertaking teaching material review and responding to feedback from colleagues or students. 5. The ability to be an effective tutor or student project supervision with successful outcomes 6. Evidence of teaching innovation and a commitment to CPD 7. Contributing to the academic community, internally or externally with recognition from peers.
For full details, please see the attached job description (link below).
For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Dan Eastwood: D.C.Eastwood@swansea.ac.uk