Lecturer in Archaeological and/or Palaeoenvironmental Analytical Chemistry - York, UK

Lecturer in Archaeological and/or Palaeoenvironmental Analytical Chemistry - York, UK

York, United Kingdom
The University of York is currently looking to appoint a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry in the Chemistry Department.

They welcome interest from talented academics with an impressive research profile and a collegiate approach to their work. Specific research areas would involve analytical chemistry, with the potential for application to topics including palaeoenvironmental or palaeoclimate reconstruction, preservation of organic matter, biogeochemistry, archaeological chemistry, geochronology and biomolecular palaeontology
Main activities include:
* Developing research objectives, projects and funding proposals and managing individual or collaborative projects, leading to the production of original outputs and dissemination;
* Reaching out to collaborators, attending conferences, engaging in knowledge exchange and managing and guiding the work of staff and research students;
* Designing, developing and delivering innovative teaching and assessment activities across a wide range of modules; taking responsibility for the quality of provision, providing feedback and critically reviewing activities and identifying areas where revision or improvement is needed;
* Undertaking academic supervision of students and acting as a research supervisor;
* Effectively undertaking a range of departmental administrative and managerial responsibilities including the duties of a Programme Director and Module Co-ordinator, contributing to recruitment, supporting other staff and developing contacts. 
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

* PhD in Chemistry or a closely related subject
* Specialist knowledge of analytical techniques
* Specialist knowledge or interest in archaeological and/or palaeoenvironmental chemistry
* Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and contribute to high quality research, with evidence of dissemination
* Well-developed analytical, excellent IT and highly developed communication skills with the ability to present at conferences
* Knowledge, ability, experience and commitment to teaching and learning at undergraduate level chemistry as well as designing material and using a range of teaching techniques to engage students
* Commitment to and Understanding of Equality and Diversity Issues with a collaborative ethos
* Demonstrable capacity for creative thinking and planning with attention to detail, a positive attitude and commitment to personal development
Please do not upload any other additional documents other than those stated within your application and below.

You are required to submit a 2 page research proposal outlining your individual research plans and vision, and how these interface with the department. Labelled as `Statement of Research Intentions' and 1 page document on of your teaching experience, philosophy, how you envisage being able to contribute to departmental teaching, within your sub-discipline but also to core chemistry. Labelled as `Statement of teaching intentions'.

Interview date: Monday 13 December - TBC
Application deadline
Further information
For informal enquiries: please contact either the Head of Department, Professor Caroline Dessent (;) or Professor Kirsty Penkman (

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