Vacancy: Lecturer in Science Communication

Vacancy: Lecturer in Science Communication

Lecturer in Science Communication

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Frenchay Campus


Grade G: £34,304 - £40,927 pa pro rata

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Part time

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Job description

The Department of Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.5FTE) Fixed Term (12 months) Lecturer in Science Communication. This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant community of science communication researchers and practitioners who are currently working at the cutting edge of science communication research and practice. The post-holder will design and deliver effective teaching and learning opportunities for the MSc in Science Communication, as well as other postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation level science communication provision across the department. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the continuing professional development (CPD) offering and the research portfolio of the internationally renowned Science Communication Unit, home to a group of over twenty science communication academics, researchers, writers, and PhD students.

The post holder will participate in the development and assessment of modules and will be passionate about teaching and providing support to students. Working within a committed and enthusiastic team, the post-holder will contribute to the highly regarded and innovative MSc in Science Communication, undergraduate teaching, and the Science Communication Unit's continuing professional development (CPD) offering. Preference will be given to applicants who have in depth knowledge of academic theory and/or practice in science communication in one or more of these areas:

Digital, design-based and/or visual methods for science communication

Museums and science centres

Citizen science

Media communication

Creative and arts-based communication approaches

Research methods in science communication

Communication for policy engagement

Inclusion and inclusivity in science communication

About you

Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in science communication or a subject relevant to the post, or to have a relevant master's qualification with significant professional practice. We are looking for candidates who have experience of teaching, research and/or practice in science communication, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students, inspiring them to learn.

We are looking for candidates who align to the UWE values. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate their experience of leading and motivating groups of people, collegiate working and their organisational skills. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate how they will keep abreast of latest developments in this subject area and external best practice benchmarks.

The successful candidate will be supported in this role by an experienced senior lecturer as a mentor. Candidates will be expected to undertake the PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE unless already obtained. The Department provides staff development funds to support personal and subject related training for academic staff.

Further information

This post is part-time, fixed term for 12 months.

To apply

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Science Communication Unit Co-directors: Dr Clare Wilkinson or Dr Emma Weitkamp, or HoD Dr Lyn Newton:

Science Communication Unit

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Sciences

Coldharbour Lane

University of the West of England

Bristol BS16 1QY

United Kingdom

t: 01173283919



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