The Department of Chemistry is currently building a new, purpose-built, state of the art Teaching Laboratory to deliver its undergraduate practical course. As a result, we are looking for a Laboratory Course Developer, specialising in physical chemistry, to work with members of the Chemistry Practical Course Committee to co-ordinate the integration and redesign of our current three undergraduate practical courses into a single course based in the new facility.
The role will involve working with the managers of the three current undergraduate practical courses (Organic, Inorganic and Physical) to develop a wide range of new high quality experiments to teach students practical chemistry skills and complement the lecture-based component of the course. The successful candidate will be responsible for testing the experiments to ensure appropriateness, as well as for developing the relevant written materials to support each experiment. In addition, you will support the current practical teaching course during term time, acting as a senior demonstrator and providing advice and support to undergraduate students.
You will hold a postgraduate degree in chemistry or related subject, and be passionate about teaching of practical chemistry and chemical education, with experience in teaching at undergraduate level. Your organisational ability will be excellent, with strong written and presentation skills. The ability to work with a wide range of people and motivate them to achieve agreed goals will be critical in this role.
This is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in leading practical education in Chemistry at Oxford.
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, and is a fixed-term contract to 30 September 2019.
To apply for this role, please submit your application online via:
Senior Demonstrator and Lab Course Developer - 129585
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 July 2017.
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