Lecturer in Neuroscience (Education and Scholarship) x2 Ref 7810

School/department: School of Life Sciences  
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for two years.
Reference: 7810
Salary:  Grade 7 Starting at £37,467 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time, depending on experience.
              Grade 8 starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time, depending on experience.
Placed on: 13 May 2022
Closing date: 07 June 2022 
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 01 August 2022


Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.  We run very successful Undergraduate and Master’s programmes in Neuroscience and Medical Neuroscience, and plan a new course in Neuroscience with Psychology.  We are now seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Neuroscience (Education-Focussed) to join the Neuroscience Subject Group, currently comprising 15 faculty.

The successful candidates will be committed to the delivery of high-quality teaching in the broad areas of Molecular, Cellular, Systems and Translational Neuroscience. They will be key members of the teaching team, designing and delivering high quality teaching across our degrees.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline. A strong motivation to educate and inspire students on core neuroscience topics using a variety of teaching and assessment approaches is essential.  You will have a rigorous, enthusiastic and collegiate approach to all aspects of student education, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to use technology effectively and innovatively.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Leon Lagnado (email: l.lagnado@sussex.ac.uk) or Dr Ruth Staras (r.staras@sussex.ac.uk).

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 7810 [PDF 145.37KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

For Grade 8 Lecturer:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

For Grade 7 Lecturer:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code however to meet the minimum salary requirement this is dependent on the salary you are offered and/or whether you are eligible for tradeable points. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of  teaching interests and approaches (not more than 2 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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