Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science (CSI)

University of Derby

Our established School of Human Sciences is looking to appoint either a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science (CSI) to contribute to the teaching, curriculum development, research and consultancy in the discipline area of Biomedical and Forensic Science.

You will join a passionate academic community that delivers a range of high-quality degree programmes. We take pride in offering our students a fantastic learning experience through our academic provision and active research culture. We focus on creating opportunities for students to gain practical experiences that brings their education to life, enhance their employability, and foster future aspirations.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research and / or consultancy agenda within the School of Human Sciences. With high professional standing and high standards, we would expect that you would not only provide an impetus for teaching, curricular development, research and/or consultancy in your specialist area, but also contribute to the team effort in delivering the programmes for which the whole discipline area is responsible.

Further information can be provided on request, while informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Shiva Sivasubramaniam (Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science) Tel: 01332 592239. E-mail: s.sivasubramaniam@derby.ac.uk

Interview date: Monday 26th April 2021.
Principal accountabilities
Learning / Teaching
Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within forensic science and crime scene investigation on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes.
Ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University and external accreditation related compliance.
Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback, liaising with the external examiner(s) and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the ‘Derby Graduate’.
Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.
Research / Scholarship
Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate quality journals and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
Contribute to writing bids for externally funded research projects.
Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
Contribute to effective cross College / University working.
Observe and implement University policies and procedures.
Person specification
Essential Criteria
Good Honours Degree in relevant subject discipline or equivalent
Experience in professional practice within Forensic Science and/or relevant industries, or research and/or innovation experience in relevant subject areas to Forensic Science which could include PhD (or submitted and awaiting examination) or willingness to work towards within an agreed timeframe
Subject specific qualifications / knowledge
Fellow of Chartered Society of Forensic Science (FCSoFS) or with the experience to gain this fellowship
Learning / Teaching
Experience or knowledge of quality assurance and validation of HE modules / programmes
Experience or knowledge of higher education and ability to use a range of delivery techniques to inspire and engage students
Research / Scholarship
Significant experience of own discipline to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field of forensic sciences
Experience of research / enterprise activity
Evidence of active publishing in high quality journals or other outputs in research or practice that will contribute to the REF or applied experience working in the Forensic Science industry/sector
Skills, knowledge & abilities
Competency in a range of relevant laboratory and practical skills that are linked to crime scene investigation (such as finger print detection, blood pattern analysis, firearms, and vehicle related crime, DNA finger printing)
An appropriate level of digital capability and aptitude with practical experience of applications which aid student learning
Ability to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups
Proficient in using IT to support own work and for application to technology-enhanced learning / teaching and research activities
Excellent written and oral communication skills including networking and relationship building skills, both across the University and externally
Able to demonstrate both independent self-management and team working
Able to work with competing priorities and to tight deadlines
Demonstrates competences, core behaviours and supplementary behaviours that support and promote the University’s core values
Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of the UK Professional Standards Framework for HE
A sound understanding of the current higher education environment and its implications for the student learning experience
A sound understanding of the employability agenda and its relevance to learners and the curriculum
A sound understanding of internationalisation and its relevance for learners and the curriculum
Flexible to the needs of others
Innovative and creative
Committed to continual enhancement and a high quality student experience
Committed to a high-performance culture, fostering continuous improvement and driving quality
Business requirements
Able to take a flexible approach to work
Travel between sites and occasionally overseas for research or teaching
Some evening and occasional weekend teaching
Attendance at Open Days, Graduation events etc.
A commitment to own professional development
Desirable Criteria
Master’s degree in relevant subject area
Appropriate level of membership of a relevant professional body or working towards
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Learning / Teaching
Recent proven experience of delivering excellent and effective learning and teaching identified by peer review at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at a Higher Education provider
Demonstrable experience of module and / or programme leadership
Experience of developing innovative module/programme content and delivery methods
Online and blended learning / teaching experience
Demonstrable experience of successful curriculum development
Demonstrable experience of 2 years’ experience of effectively designing and implementing a range of formative and summative assessments for undergraduate and postgraduate (include professional where appropriate) programmes
Research / Scholarship
Developing national and international profile of research and scholarly activity
Experience of bidding for and obtaining external research funding
Experience of successfully applying discipline to income generation activities, including consultancy, industry-based applied research and KTPs
As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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    • Education
    • Full Time
  • March 26, 2021