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Senior Lecturer - Mineral Products Technology


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Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work. Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role 

Based at the University’s Enterprise Centre on Bridge Street, Derby, the Centre for Mineral Products delivers industry standard and globally recognised higher educational qualifications to the mineral products sector. In partnership with the industry's professional bodies, the Centre and its qualifications have been established to meet the educational and developmental needs of the sector it represents.

We are looking to recruit an ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated industry professional to fill an exciting, yet challenging position.

Reporting to the Head of the Centre, as a Senior Lecturer in Mineral Products Technology, you will deliver, assess and contribute to the development of programmes in accordance with the University’s strategic objectives in order to provide an exceptional student experience within the agreed curricula of Mineral Products Technology, primarily within the areas of Asphalt, Pavements and Construction Materials Technology but also encompassing several of the general areas of Cement Technology, Concrete Technology, Clay Technology, Mineral Extractives Technology, Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and Business Management. In addition, you will engage with the Centres partners and clients in order to facilitate curricular developments and enhancements that comply with required standards, support the Centres Programme Leaders and wider team, and undertake research activity to ensure that our curriculum and teaching is current.

You will join a team of professional, committed and enthusiastic staff delivering and assessing programmes electronically over the internet, supported by weekend tutorials. As such, you will be required to participate in these activities and will require a good level of IT skill and flexibility.

Applicants require an appropriate degree/diploma and operational experience within the relevant industrial discipline. Accreditation to a relevant professional body is also essential. Applications from past graduates of the Centre for Mineral Products are encouraged.

Salary negotiable – £41,526 to £49,553 pa.

Closing date for applications – Sunday 4th July 2021

Informal enquires should be directed to Mark Osbaldeston (Head of Centre) on 07436 161703, email [email protected]

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. We recommend you take time to read the government guidance on individual eligibility requirements for sponsorship to check you will meet the criteria prior to applying. Skilled Worker visa: Your job - GOV.UK ( If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact: [email protected]. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

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