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Lecturer of Physiology

Job Title: Lecturer of Physiology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 369
Contact Name: Kanar Mahmoud
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Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Our client, one of the finest Kurdish universities, is looking for expert Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology with minimum of two years of teaching experience in Higher Education and research with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Position to be based in Erbil, Kurdistan.


  • Teach assigned classes in Physiology to first year medical students.
  • Plan, develop and deliver Undergraduate modules in areas related to Physiology.
  • Assess student academic achievement and ensure they have the opportunity to be engaged and challenged.
  • Update course materials including; updating syllabi according to course objectives for any courses assigned.
  • Carry out research and scholarly activities in the areas related to Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology ensuring that research outcomes are relevant and applicable to key areas of teaching and benefit the Kurdistan Region.
  • Contribute, where appropriate, to the knowledge transfer, income generation and consultancy activities of the University.
  • Develop new and revise existing undergraduate programmes.
  • Administrate, including student recruitment, student support and marketing.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and others in relation to student recruitment and marketing initiatives.
  • Maintain office hours for student advisement and counselling.
  • Participate in School meetings and activities.
  • Supervise and instruct students in Physiology.
  • Assist the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study and the University.
  • Comply with all School and University policies.
  • Receive, understand and convey complex conceptual ideas or complex information.
  • Examples include:
  1. Giving a presentation to a group with diverse levels of understanding on a subject (e.g. Lectures, conference paper);
  2. Presenting academic papers at workshops (internally or externally) or conferences;
  3. Contributing to research group discussions regarding analysis of research, discussions with team members regarding scientific issues and problem solving;
  4. Writing journal articles and material for publications;
  5. Writing complex reports, letters or other documents dealing with complex, contentious and sensitive situations (e.g. writing a project plan for a committee, writing reports to grant awarding bodies on progress of research projects, preparing written analysis of research data);
  6. Writing research grant applications
  • Communicate effectively with other Departments/Units within the University, and other relevant external agencies.
  • Work co-operatively with academic colleagues as a member of teaching, research and programme teams.
  • Maintain active links with key internal and external stakeholders and relevant funding agencies.
  • Create a positive image of the institution by being responsive and prompt in responding to requests and enquiries.
  • Develop syllabus and learning materials as appropriate, in accordance with University quality enhancement policy and processes, professional body requirements and with the aim of creating interest and learning amongst students.
  • Contribute to the enrichment of the student experience by ensuring support and guidance is provided to students and that appropriate personal tutor and pastoral care process are implemented.
  • Design the appropriate assessment methods and complete marking assignments, ensuring standards are maintained and timescales adhered to.
  • Provide constructive feedback as appropriate including advising on areas of improvement.
  • Contribute to the School’s co-ordination of programmes/modules through, for example, Module Co coordinator responsibilities and/or to the management and administration of programmes.
  • Engage in research and scholarship activities including publication and application for research funding, leading to research outputs for the Research Excellence Framework.
  • Support the School in achieving consistency of performance by being an effective team member contributing to appropriate committees as part of the programme and quality assurance and enhancement processes.
  • Plan, prioritise and organise own work or resources to achieve agreed objectives.
  • Monitor progress against agreed action plans.
  • Contribute to the planning of CPD activity in an appropriate area and all related aspects.


  • PhD or equivalent in Physiology, or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience in Higher Education and research.
  • A strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching modules in Physiology.
  • The ability to teach across curriculum and to deliver specialist options.
  • Evidence of ability to teach and to supervise academic work.
  • Commitment to pastoral care and the student experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
  • The qualification of being fluent in English Language (Reading, Writing and Speaking).
  • Good administrative and networking skills.
  • Sound planning and organisational skills, able to (re)prioritise work and plan/schedule workdays ahead.
  • The ability to contribute to the management of programmes, the effective work of the team and assist/guide colleagues as required.
  • The ability to effect change.
  • Good team player skills; evidence of collaboration in current role.
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Commitment to academic research and income generation.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.