Lecturer in Forensic Science

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The School of Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Forensic Sciences (Crime Scene Investigation and Criminalistics).

The successful candidate will utilise their current or recent experience of crime scene investigation at volume and major crimes, knowledge/experience in laboratory-based criminalistics and of current quality and standards applicable to the field (e.g. ISO17020/25) to successfully design, coordinate, and deliver modules and provide extensive practical experience to undergraduate students from Foundation year (level 3) to Masters (level 7) and facilitate the development of potential future police support staff and forensic practitioners in line with the requirements of our Professional Body (the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences) and other external and internal QA requirements.

As a Lecturer at USW, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver  learning materials, and theoretical and applied practical training, with a particular focus on crime scene simulation and case-based learning. They will continue to engage with professional practise ensuring they, and their teaching, remain up-to-date within their discipline. The role may also require delivery of training to students in other related subject areas, such as Policing.

In addition to student interfacing activities, the role will require engagement in various academic administration processes related to quality assurance and enhancement as well as engagement by the candidate in marketing and recruitment activities.

In line with USW’s Strategic Plan (https://www.southwales.ac.uk/about/our-strategy), the successful candidate would be expected to be involved in research and scholarly activity (which may be professional practice-based), and would continue this engagement to deliver evidence, practice, and/or research-based learning within the curriculum.  It is expected that the candidate would engage with the activities of the accelerated development area of crime, security & justice and seek to collaborate internally and externally on relevant projects.

The successful candidate will join a team of staff drawn from academia and former forensic practitioners  who are involved in the education and skills-based training of a large number of students who are aiming to enter the world of work within roles in the criminal justice system or as forensic scientists.

Applicants must clearly articulate how they meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification when writing their application.

This position is based at the Pontypridd (Glyntaff) Campus of the University of South Wales.

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