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  • Ref no: GCU00735
  • Published: 13/9/19
  • Closes: 13/10/19
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: £42,792.00 - £49,553.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


These posts will commence in January 2020

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2018) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.   Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The Department of Applied Science in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment wishes to appoint two Lecturers in Chemistry with track records in teaching and research. The successful candidates will be part of a vibrant team contributing to all levels of teaching and research within the subject area.  Our laboratories are extremely well equipped to ensure that teaching and research in chemical sciences is well supported.

Our successful undergraduate programme in Forensic Investigation has as its main focus analytical chemistry with a particular emphasis on the theoretical and practical applications of analytical chemistry to the forensic and environmental areas.  This ensures that our graduates are well equipped for employment in many analytical science industries.  Teaching on the programme covers all chemistry subject areas: organic, inorganic, physical and analytical and you would be expected to be able to confidently lecture in at least one of these subjects and be able to put it into an environmental forensic context.

The appointed candidates will have a PhD in a chemical sciences area, an in-depth knowledge of Analytical Chemistry with a particular emphasis on the application of chemistry to an environmental or forensic area. A current and appropriate record of research and / or knowledge exchange that compliments the existing themes of the University is essential and preferably complements one of the research areas of existing academic staff in the Department in water analysis, analytical chemistry or diagnostic systems and sensors research. In addition candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, have outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills and be able to demonstrate ability to work independently and to use their own initiative.

Further details on these posts are available by contacting Professor Sheila Smith, Head of Department at or on 0141 331 3552.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and is a holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. 

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that these appointments will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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