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About us: The Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Forensic Science to support our programmes and our established and growing research profile. This is a full-time permanent role. The post holder will support students on both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses relating to forensic and analytical sciences. Working within a committed and enthusiastic team, the post-holder will contribute to course planning, teaching and assessment. The post holder will also contribute to the teaching and learning of forensic science with a focus on crime scene science and forensic biology. Applications will be particularly welcome from those who have additional expertise in digital forensics and/or anthropology and archaeology. The post holder will support the delivery and supervision of forensic Undergraduate, MSci and Postgraduate research projects.

The Department of Applied Sciences is a very proud recipient of an Athena SWAN Silver Award and our commitment to creating a culture for gender equality is reflected in a number of ongoing actions related to workload management, flexible working and career development within the Department. The University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Forensic Science @ UWE

About you: The Department of Applied Sciences runs a number of BSc (Honours), MSci and MSc programmes in Forensic Science. This post will support the teaching of forensic science and this may include teaching on foundation level modules. We are seeking someone with experience of teaching, including laboratory practical classes and research experience in a forensic science discipline, to support these programmes. In addition, this post will also contribute to delivery and supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate forensic student projects. The post holder may also be required to support teaching teams on other programmes within the Department. It is also expected that the post-holder will contribute to research within one of the Faculty’s research centres.

UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include a strong overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey above the sector average. We are 15th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 92% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • family friendly policies
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

Further information

This post is full time and permanent.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Subject Lead Helen Green: or HoD Dr Lyn Newton:

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58998945
  • Location:
    Bristol, South West England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Lecturer Forensic Science
  • Job Function: Forensic Scientist
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