temporary lecturer position

ian hope i.a.hope at leeds.ac.uk
Wed May 31 07:49:42 EST 2000


A Developmental Biology lecturer, temporary position is available for 
one year starting 1st October 2000. A Leverhulme Trust Research 
Fellowship award  to Ian Hope will provide the salary for this 
position which is to cover teaching responsibilities as detailed 
below. The successful applicant would also be expected to pursue 
their own research. Further details are given below.



   FURTHER PARTICULARS

THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY

JOB TITLE:   Lecturer in Developmental Biology (Temporary)

JOB REF:   056/121/022/009

GRADE:    Lecturer Grade A

TERMS OF
EMPLOYMENT/DURATION: for a fixed period of 12 months starting 2 October 2000

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Dr David Coates, Head of School of Biology

REPORTS TO:   Director of Learning and Teaching

JOB SUMMARY:

The position is funded by a Leverhulme Teaching Fellowship to Dr Ian 
Hope.  You should be an enthusiastic teacher, with a knowledge of C 
elegans and an active researcher.  Undergraduate teaching 
responsibilities will include module management, a field trip, 
practical classes, lectures, tutorials/pastoral supervision, 
supervision of approx 4 final year projects.  It is expected that you 
will carry out research using facilities in the laboratory of Dr Hope 
or another academic within the School of Biology

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST:

The post holder will be expected to maintain and enhance standards of 
student attainment at undergraduate level.  He/she will be required 
to deliver and assess courses/modules and to undertake administrative 
tasks associated with the teaching role in the School.  In addition 
the lecturer will be expected to provide pastoral advice and guidance 
for undergraduates.

The major area of teaching in which the post holder will be involved 
is that of Developmental Biology.

It is anticipated that applicants will have knowledge of C elegans 
and have an interest in developing their teaching skills.

Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will include module 
management, a field trip, practical classes, lectures, 
tutorials/pastoral supervision, supervision of approx. 4 final year 
projects.

The postholder will be an active researcher.  It is expected that you 
will carry out research using facilities in the laboratory of Dr Hope 
or another academic within the School of Biology.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Applicants should be enthusiastic about developing their teaching 
skills and have experience of Developmental Biology research which 
will enable them to contribute to the developments in this area.

The post holder will possess good communication/presentation skills. 
 Good interpersonal and time management skills are essential as is 
the capacity to enthuse students and work successfully as a member of 
course teams.

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in lecturing would be an advantage and preference will be 
given to those who have demonstrable teaching skills and show ability 
to present material in a scientific context.

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

A good first degree in a relevant discipline is essential and a PhD 
is essential.  Candidates should have computing skills and an 
awareness of potential applications for teaching in information 
technology.


The University promotes an equal opportunities policy.  It will also 
assist our confidential equal opportunities monitoring procedures if 
you would complete the enclosed form, insert it separately into the 
enclosed envelope, and return it with your application form.

DISABLED APPLICANTS:

Disabled applicants are not obliged to inform employers of their 
disability but will still be covered by the Disability Discrimination 
Act once their disability becomes known.

The post is located in the L C Miall Building.  The building is 
accessible by lift.  Wheelchair users are welcome to review the 
building and its access.  Disability Services (0113 233 3927) can 
provide advice if required.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Hope, telephone 0113 233 2889 
(office) or 2888(lab)  Email i.a.hope at leeds.ac.uk.  Further 
information about the research in the School and this particular post 
is available on the School Web site  http://www.biology.leeds.ac.uk.

Information packs are available from Human Resources, The University
of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, tel 0113 233 5771 (textphone for deaf
applicants only:  0113 233 4353) email J Byron at adm.leeds.ac.uk or see
http://wwww.leeds.ac.jobbox.net/
Job ref:  056-121-002009

Application forms and CVs should be returned to Mrs Carol A Ward (Tel 
0113 233 2880, fax 0113 233 2882; (e-mail c.a.ward at leeds.ac.uk) , 
University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT by 20 June 2000.

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Ian A. Hope
School of Biology,
The University of Leeds,
Leeds,  LS2 9JT,  UK.

e-mail;    i.a.hope at leeds.ac.uk
Tel;   44 113 233 2889
Fax;   44 113 233 2835

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