Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science (Bioarchaeological Applications)
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 008330

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 07/02/2021

Salary : Grade I (£39,739 - £50,296 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Chemistry and Forensics

School / Directorate : School of Science & Technology

We seek a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Archaeology, Bioarchaeology or a related areas who can significantly enhance research in these areas and teaching at Masters’ level for our growing MSc and MSci Forensic Science courses. You will have  a PhD and a developing research profile in Forensic Archaeological or Bioarchaeological areas. You will need proven Higher Education teaching experience in Forensic Science, and will be able to teach in areas such as recovery and interpretation of forensic archaeological/biological evidence; forensic fieldwork; recording; and the reporting and delivery of expert evidence. We also welcome applicants with industrial experience.

You will be expected to undertake research within the School, complementing our existing strengths to enhance the activities of the Chemistry and Forensics Department. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, and be capable of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students across our portfolio of Forensic Science courses.

The Department of Chemistry and Forensics is based in the School of Science and Technology which has an extremely strong reputation for high quality research outputs, funding income, and international impact.

The Department is characterised by an innovative approach to Forensic Science education in partnership with the Forensic Science Sector,  and practitioner expertise. Our Forensic Courses are accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Our excellent facilities include our high specification Crime Scene House, Document Examination Laboratory, and multi-disciplinary science laboratory. We also have extensive osteological and botanical reference collections and active partnerships with local and national police forces, HMRC, international agencies and other institutions. We pride ourselves on our strong multi-disciplinary ethos and deliver excellent taught courses at undergraduate and masters level. Our research attracts substantial external funding to underpin our research programmes and PhD supervision.

Recent years have been full of success, including our receipt of the prestigious Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and Guardian University of the Year 2019. Along the way, we’ve achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching and Athena Swan Bronze. All of these achievements are testament to the passion, ideas and ambition of our workforce. Join us, at this exciting time and take your career to the next level too.​​​​​​​

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average

Please apply on line, submitting a single document to include a full CV, a Teaching Statement, a Research Statement and a Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification.

Further application details are available at If you require documentation in alternative formats (e.g. Braille, large print) please contact us at

Closing date – 07 February  2021

Interview date – 19 February 2021 (remotely via MS Teams)

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Karen Moss, Head of Department (Chemistry & Forensics), +44 (0)115 848 8063, email or Emma Rixon, Principal Lecturer & Consultant Crime Scene Investigation, +44 (0)115 848 3187, email

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.


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