Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Glasgow Caledonian University, Department of Applied Science in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
United Kingdom

Glasgow Caledonian University 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 covers the subject areas of chemistry, instrumentation and control. Our successful undergraduate programme in Forensic Investigation has as its main focus analytical chemistry with particular emphasis on theoretical and practical applications to the forensic and environmental areas.  This ensures that our graduates are well equipped for employment in many analytical science industries.

We wish to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, with a track record in teaching and research in analytical chemistry, to take a lead role in the development of our portfolio as we seek to grow our postgraduate offerings in the Forensic area. Your research interests should align with the University research theme of Sustainable Environments and in particular complement one of the research areas of existing academic staff in the group in water analysis, analytical chemistry, diagnostic systems and sensors research.

The successful candidate 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.

You will have a PhD in a chemical sciences area, a post graduate teaching qualification (or equivalent), experience of curriculum development, academic delivery and a strong commitment to the enhancement of teaching, student experience and progression.  A current and appropriate record of research and / or knowledge exchange that compliments the existing themes of the University is essential.

Further details on this post 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 the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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