Senior Education Officer (Chemistry or Pharmacy) (fixed term)
University of Nottingham, Department of Chemistry
United Kingdom

The School of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham is seeking an experienced Senior Education Officer to support the leadership and supervision of the Kenya-Nottingham SPHEIR Educational Developer Team  and to provide specialist technical input for the delivery and development of the Kenya-Nottingham SPHEIR project. The Kenya-Nottingham SPHEIR project is a £3.9M DFID funded project led by the University of Nottingham that aims to reinvigorate the chemistry and pharmacy curricula within Universities across Kenya.

Reporting to Prof. Robert Mokaya and Prof. Claire Anderson in the Schools of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and liaising with the SPHEIR Project Manager, the role holder will have day to day responsibility for coordinating a diverse team of Educational Developers who are experts in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Education and Business/Entrepreneurship.

Working together with the Project Management team and academics, the role holder will be required to oversee and coordinate the day-to-day delivery of the SPHEIR project including task allocation across the team, producing key documents and ensuring we meet our milestones. The role holder will lead the development of new teaching and assessment practices and/or developing systematic methods for evaluating and disseminating these practises within the Partnership. Working with the other project staff, the role holder will undertake curriculum evaluation and review incorporating international best practice into the design and development of curricula for Chemistry and/or Pharmacy degree courses.

Candidates for this post must have a fundamental understanding of a broad range of science and education and be capable of understanding the educational challenges of a modern, multi-dimensional HEI programme. A passion for education of chemistry and/or pharmacy excellent leadership skills are essential.

Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry or Pharmacy and significant relevant experience in a similar/related role. They must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and detailed knowledge of the technical challenges of a modern, multi-dimensional Chemistry and Pharmacy degree programme.

This full-time post is available immediately and is available until 30 September 2021.

The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about what this means at and on our website

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Robert Mokaya (School of Chemistry) or Prof. Claire Anderson (School of Pharmacy) ( or ). Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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