Teaching Fellow

Job summary

An engaging, motivated and inspirational Physical Chemistry Teaching Fellow is sought for a fixed term, 12 months position to undertake Physical Chemistry teaching in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College. You will deliver a range of teaching to MSci and BSc students, including delivering workshops and tutorials, and contributing to lectures as appropriate. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in one of the U.K.’s...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00583
  • Date posted 5 November 2019
  • Closing date 25 November 2019

Job description

Job summary

An engaging, motivated and inspirational Physical Chemistry Teaching Fellow is sought for a fixed term, 12 months position to undertake Physical Chemistry teaching in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College. You will deliver a range of teaching to MSci and BSc students, including delivering workshops and tutorials, and contributing to lectures as appropriate.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in one of the U.K.’s leading Chemistry departments at a time of significant development and enhancement of its undergraduate programmes.

Duties and responsibilities

As a member of a group of eight Senior Teaching Fellows and Teaching Fellows you will:

  • Teach as a member of a module team within an established programme of study
  • Contribute to undergraduate lectures
  • Deliver workshops, problem classes and tutorials in Physical Chemistry
  • Develop new Physical Chemistry teaching materials and activities, methods and approaches
  • Support students with their academic, personal and professional development and with pastoral matters

As part of these duties the Teaching Fellow will help implement, deliver and develop the new curriculum within the framework of Imperial’s new Learning and Teaching Strategy and the College-wide Curriculum Review, which began roll-out in October 2019.

Essential requirements


  • A track record of teaching in Physical Chemistry in higher education at the highest standards, including associated administrative work

  • Knowledge of Physical Chemistry and of associated teaching methods and techniques within your own area of specialisation

  • Good command of the core UG syllabus in Physical Chemistry

  • Demonstrable ability to teach effectively at UG (including MSci) level in a variety of teaching situations

  • Ability to motivate students in the study of Chemistry and in particular; Physical Chemistry

  • Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team in an open-minded and cooperative manner to manage and successfully deliver project outcomes

  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills

Further information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact:

Professor Don Craig, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept of Chemistry, Imperial College: d.craig@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.