Lecturer - Applied Science

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UCOL - Palmerston North - Manawatu

Are you a scientist with strong hands-on skills and a passion for education?

The UCOL Applied Science team are seeking a Lecturer in Science Education to teach on our highly acclaimed science technician training programmes at the Palmerston North Campus. With your expertise in chemistry sciences you will: 

  • Coordinate, develop and teach in Applied Science (technician training) programmes at both a Diploma and Degree level;
  • Facilitate student development of critical practical and analytical skills required by laboratory technicians in a range of scientific industries;
  • Maintain an active research portfolio.

The Applied Science programmes are designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in the technical science sector. Our graduates are highly regarded by industry both nationally and internationally.   

The team consider flexibility, innovation and engagement to be key in our staff. Our teaching, research and professional development are aimed to deliver education and evidence-based learning for the future. In the position you will actively contribute to the on-going development of science education within the tertiary environment including the implementation of innovative teaching practices such as the development of the digital learning environment.

Applications are welcome from scientists with practical experience in the field of chemistry including analytical chemistry methods using chromatography, spectroscopy and industrial environmental analysis and related fields. Ideally you will have a completed postgraduate science degree with recent hands on, relevant industry or research experience of at least 2 years. Experience in science education and/or training technicians would be an advantage.

This role is a permanent, full time (40 hours a week (1 FTE)) position.

At UCOL we value inclusion, diversity, talents and culture as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our national footprint fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all employees.

The Universal College of Learning is a government-funded Institute of Technology, with four campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Masterton and Levin. It meets the needs of local communities and industry by providing tertiary level training to over 6,000 students each year through a wide range of programmes from entry level certificates and foundation courses to diplomas, degrees and opportunities in post graduate study.

One of the many ways UCOL thank their employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality and flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You will have access to an inclusive team environment, a competitive remuneration package, a framework for professional career progression and the opportunity for personal growth and development.

If this sounds like the exciting next step in your career, and you are as passionate as we are about producing high quality work with an uncompromising attitude towards excellence, then apply now.

Applicants for this position should be eligible to work in New Zealand either as a resident or by holding a current work visa and will be required to undergo pre-employment checks; including a pre-employment drug test for this safety sensitive role. All your details must be registered on for you to be able to apply for a job with UCOL. As soon as you register and then apply for a role, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

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Applications close 03 Jun 2019