Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Cellular and Molecular Pathophysiology - AO4400SB
School of Medicine
Vacancy Description
School of Medicine, Salary: £36,333 - £43,155 per annum (£37,099 - £44,263 from 1 August 2023) Start: As soon as possible

The School of Medicine wishes to appoint a non-clinical Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in cellular and molecular pathophysiology to provide high quality clinically contextualised teaching and assessment. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching across the range of undergraduate medical programmes offered within the School. Applications are encouraged from candidates with relevant undergraduate and PhD experience within a biomedical or related field, and with experience in relating fundamental research to patient-related outcomes via their teaching. We particularly encourage applications from those with experience in neurobiology and  those with experience in histopathology. 


The successful applicant will be confident in bridging the gaps between first principles and the impact on disease in patients across organs, tissues and cells, as well as being able or willing to relate this to clinical care and treatment by close working with clinicians and other colleagues. They will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and deliver high quality teaching and be flexible in the mode of delivery (e.g. lectures, case-based, practicals, self-guided, as well as both synchronous and asynchronous teaching across digital platforms). They will be able to develop appropriate assessments and supervise undergraduate dissertation students related to their areas of expertise. Experience in administrative management and/or academic development of modules, courses or programmes is also desirable.  


This post is part of the Education Division within the School of Medicine and candidates will be encouraged to use a proportion of time (up to 15%) to pursue education research or related activity.


Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of Division, Dr Alun Hughes (


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:


Closing Date:  27 March 2023 


Please quote ref:  AO4400SB


Further Particulars:  AO4400SB FPs.doc


School of Medicine

Salary: £36,333 - £43,155 per annum (£37,099 - £44,263 from 1 August 2023)

Start: As soon as possible