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Reader in Forensics

School of Physical Sciences

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £60,905 to £64,604 per annum
Grade:  Grade 10
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 16 December 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 02 February 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Wednesday 18 March 2020
Reference:  STM-099-19

Are you capable of delivering excellence in teaching and learning particularly at the undergraduate level? Are you able to provide inspirational leadership, innovative research and a strategic outlook as the head of the newly formed Forensic Research Group? If so this is an exciting opportunity to apply for the post of Reader in Forensics. 

The Forensic Science programme at Kent currently has more than 250 UGs and was ranked 4th overall in the 2019 Complete University Guide. The degree programme places special emphasis on interaction with the professional community leading to high employability.

As Reader in Forensics you will:

  • Develop, deliver and assess excellent teaching and learning materials 
  • Lead new directions of forensic research in the School of Physical Sciences
  • Publish research articles in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent experience) in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials or a related discipline.
  • A consistent record of international excellence in forensic research or complementary area.
  • Experience of teaching Forensic Science, Chemistry or a related subject at an undergraduate level.

The School of Physical Sciences (SPS) is a vibrant, dynamic and expanding interdisciplinary school covering forensic science, physics and chemistry. SPS is a dynamic School achieving national and international excellence in both teaching and research. It has enjoyed extensive investment by the University of Kent over the past four years including a new Crime Scene house and forensic equipment.   Currently there are approximately 850 undergraduates including 90 Postgraduates, 46 full time academic staff with a team of some 30 administrative and technical support staff.  The School has recently undertaken a strategic review, which facilitates focus for the teaching and research aspirations of the School.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM-099-19


We particularly welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minority candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area
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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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