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Researchers can gain recognition for their teaching with the HEA

Contract research staff play an important role in teaching across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and their up-to-date understanding of contemporary research means that students benefit greatly. Experience of teaching is also important for many post-docs and other early career researchers to progress in their careers.  Dr Lucy Lee can support you through the process of gaining teaching experience in the Faculty.

For more information about the University's teaching development programme for early career researchers see the Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme:

Click here further information regarding gaining recognition for your teaching with the UK Higher Education Academy . HEA  is recognised across all UK Higher Education institutions, and many Universities worldwide.




We can support you as principle investigator on short research projects.

  • Would you like to experience the whole research process from grant application, through recruitment, to managing a student and a budget?
  • Would having supervisory experience increase the likelihood of success with your next job or Fellowship application?

The SURE scheme, from the Think Ahead programme allows contract research staff to supervise undergraduate science, technology, engineering and medicine students to experience the research environment over the course of a summer project. You will receive training in recruitment, teaching & supervision, and research project & budget management, and be given assistance in applying for funding.


Small Group


We provide a number of modules for research associates to teach on.

Following your training in small group teaching we have arranged a number of ways for you to put this into practice:

Research Ethics and Integrity Module
Critical Review of Research
PhD Intensive Induction Course



Large Group


Interested in getting lecturing experience?

 This is negotiated on an individual basis depending on your research and technical specialisms and experience. Please email us to discuss opportunities.