Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics (T&R)

Bangor University

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As part of our commitment to the continued expansion of medical, pharmaceutical and health sciences at Bangor University, the newly formed North Wales Medical School seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics to contribute to the development of our proposed MPharm degree programme.

 

We are looking for an outstanding individual to contribute to the development and delivery of a newly planned MPharm programme at Bangor University. The new programme will align with the GPhC’s new Standards for Initial Education and Training of Pharmacists. You will be an experienced educator with a track record of research or scholarly achievements who seeks the excitement of being part of a pioneering team. Whilst expertise in any aspect of pharmaceutics and drug delivery is welcomed, additional experience of pharmacy practice or working with the Professional Body (GPhC) on curriculum development or programme recognition is particularly desirable.

 

The successful candidate will be educated to PhD level or equivalent in pharmaceutics, medicines manufacture, drug delivery or a relevant subject area.

 

The post is full-time and permanent, and the successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as practical. Applications will also be considered to carry out this role on a part-time or job share basis

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.

This role will be located on campus at Bangor. Through our Dynamic Working framework , there will also be the option to spend some time working remotely (although remaining in the UK) to support work life balance, which will be discussed further with candidates at interview. 

 

Applications will also be considered to carry out this role on a part-time or job share basis. 

 

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

 

Interested applicants are invited to contact Professor Stephen Doughty, Professor of Pharmacy and Head of Pharmacy Programme, e-mail [email protected]

 

 

Committed To Equal Opportunities

 


Overview

Bangor University

 

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 10,000 students currently study at the University, with teaching staff based within nine Academic Schools. Bangor University’s research has been ranked highly in the Government’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), with 85% judged to be world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Bangor’s research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy is ranked 15th overall in the UK. The University has been consistently successful in the National Student Survey results and is regularly amongst the UK’s top 10 Universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).

 

College of Medicine and Health

 

The College of Medicine and Health has a track record of world-leading teaching and research excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. The College provides professional training across a wide range of medical and health professions, in addition to a range of core foundational research activities which underpin the College’s Schools’ contributions to medical and health research and research methods, translational biomedical sciences, psychology and neuroscience, preventive health, rehabilitation, clinical intervention, and human performance and applied physiology. In addition, the College boasts excellent teaching and research facilities.

 

North Wales Medical School

 

The North Wales Medical School is the focus for medical, biomedical, and pharmaceutical education and research at Bangor University. The school has a portfolio of programmes that continues to expand. These include the BSc in Pharmacology (first year of intake, 2023), Bangor University’s independent Medicine degree from 2024, and Pharmacy degree from 2025 (subject to accreditation). The School’s research centres span medicines evaluation and optimisation, primary and palliative care, clinical trials, health economics, and cancer biology and pharmacology.

 


Purpose of the Job

• To establish a research portfolio based on obtaining competitively-awarded funding in a subject area relevant to pharmaceutics, drug delivery or medicines manufacture.

 

• To maintain and grow a world-class profile of publications in peer-reviewed journals of international standing.

 

• To teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervision of projects and students.

 

• To develop teaching materials or methodologies, for example course design or assessment and being module coordinator or contribute to module co-ordination.

 

• To provide pastoral and academic support to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 

• To undertake School and College leadership roles and other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of School of the North Wales Medical School.

 


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the Professor of Pharmacy and Head of Pharmacy Programme along with the Head of the North Wales Medical School, the post-holder will:

 

Teaching duties:

• Plan, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, responding effectively to a variety of student backgrounds, learning styles and class sizes. Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

• Lead curriculum development and design for the subject area of pharmaceutics within the new MPharm programme, including innovative approaches to teaching and assessment practice.

• Contribution to teaching development plans, policies and activities.

• Fulfilling the role of personal tutor to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students, providing advice, guidance and support.

• Participation in academic quality assurance as relevant to the post, including having a key role in on-going curriculum review processes. Lead the review of modules and programmes and quality assurance mechanisms.

 

Research duties:

• Conduct internationally-excellent or world-leading research within the School and in collaboration with relevant partners within and outside the University.

• Management of research projects, with an emphasis on grant capture and research output of a quality and quantity to contribute positively to future Research Excellence Framework submissions.

• Disseminate and publish results of research as lead author in high quality, leading, peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, articles or monographs.

• Supervision of PhD level research students to completion, and undertake PhD examining in the UK and internationally.

 

Administrative and Wider Contribution duties:

• Contribute to academic management, planning, governance and policy formation at University, College and School level.

• Contribute to addressing aspects of Student Experience, recruitment and retention.

• Undertake an active and sustained role in mentoring, facilitating, developing and inspiring less experienced members of staff within the University/College/School.

• Contribute to the University’s mission (e.g. collaboration with other HEIs in the UK and further afield, promotion of equality and diversity, the Athena SWAN agenda and the Welsh language).

• Contribute to the promotion and external profile of the University/College/School through the marketing of programmes and participating in University/College/School link activities and other marketing initiatives.

• Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of Pharmacy and Head of North Wales Medical School.

 


Other Duties and Responsibilities

• The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.

• The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.

• The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.

• The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.

 


Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

 

Essential:

• Educated to PhD level or equivalent in pharmaceutics or a relevant subject area.

• Relevant postdoctoral or equivalent experience.

• Three years substantial teaching experience (for conversion to HEA Fellowship within 3 years of appointment); or Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) (or equivalent); or recognised as a Fellow by the HEA or by Advance HE (against Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF).

 

Desirable:

• Hold a first degree in Pharmacy, such as MPharm or equivalent.

• Hold a PGCertHE teaching qualification (or equivalent) and / or HEA Senior Fellow recognition.

 

Experience/Knowledge

 

Essential:

• Evidence of record of lead authorship of research published in high quality referred journals.

• Record of management of research groups and a portfolio of research activity, development of research proposals, acquisition of external funding and management of research projects.

• Evidence of having supervised PhD students to completion.

• Experience of teaching at higher education level with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.

• Experience of innovative approaches to course design, module development, learning and teaching and assessment practice.

• Evidence of involvement in academic quality assurance assessments (e.g. internal and/or external validation panels).

• Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. teaching profile, peer observation, student feedback, teaching award).

 

Desirable:

• Evidence of curriculum development that has undergone Professional Body (GPhC) recognition.

 

Skills/Abilities

Essential:

• Ability to demonstrate innovative and exciting approaches to teaching and research.

• Demonstrable IT Skills as required (e.g. VLE techniques and other forms of learning technologies).

• Demonstrate the ability to prioritise work load and work to deadlines.

• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.

• Excellent verbal and written skills.

 

Desirable:

• Evidence of successful external networking and profile-raising.

 

Other

Essential:

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly in English, conveying ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing to a diverse audience.

 

Desirable:

• An appreciation of the bilingual context of health and care delivery across North Wales.

• The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this role. If applicants are not able to speak / write in Welsh at present, there are many opportunities to learn if the successful candidate wishes to do so.

 


General

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.

 

We are a member of Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

 

All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.

 

All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references. 

 

All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job  we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements:  https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

 

Please note that we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to live and work in the UK legally.   When applying for this post you will be required to explain the basis upon which you believe you will be able to live and work in the UK legally on the commencement date of the role should your application be successful.

 

Candidates should also note that they may be required to apply for an ATAS certificate (Academic Approval Technology Scheme)  from the Counter-Proliferation and Arms Control Centre of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being able to apply for a visa – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme

 

Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University’s Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.

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