The School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly
motivated and enthusiastic Dietitian as a full-time Lecturer for the Masters
of Dietetics (MDiet) Course. The school benefits from purpose built, state-
of-the-art facilities, including a human performance laboratory, a clinical
skills area and a patient volunteer centre.
You will join a friendly and supportive team of Dietitians, Exercise
Scientists, Public Health Specialists, and other Allied Health Professions, to
support the development of the nutrition and dietetic curriculum. You should
be a HCPC Registered Dietitian with a postgraduate qualification at Masters
level or above preferable, but not essential. Significant expertise in
clinical dietetics alongside experience of providing practice-based education
You will support the School in the delivery and ongoing development of the
MDiet course, as well as the delivery of a range of nutrition-related CPD
modules. You will work with the team to develop innovative, blended learning
experiences for students, supporting them to become confident and capable
dietetic graduates. Part of the role will include the co-ordination of
practice-based placements, the development of new and simulated practice-based
learning as well as liaison with Practice Educators.
You will be expected to contribute to the research base of the School in the
supervision of students and through the development of a personal research
profile. Opportunities to develop your scholarly activity, including the
opportunity to further your own teaching skills and qualifications will be
fully supported within the school.
This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme.
For more information, visit: https: // www. mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/
We would particularly welcome applications from men as they are under-
represented in this area of our workforce.
Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – 40,927
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – 50,296
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed
on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to
offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those
candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which
are required for the position.
Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7
and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be
Informal enquiries are encouraged and welcomed by contacting Dr Karen Allan,
Academic Team Lead for Dietetics firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead via Academic Team Lead
RESPONSIBLE FOR : No Supervisory responsibility
PURPOSE OF POST : To contribute to the delivery and development of the
School's portfolio of courses and actively engage in research activities.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES : Carries out designated teaching and assessment duties
as required to the School portfolio of courses or as otherwise requested by
the Head of School.
Participates in the development and preparation of teaching material.
Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.
Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
Participates in course developments.
Develops and maintains expertise in subject area.
Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (e.g writing for
publication, developing own research, supervising research students,
establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences
Supervises students on clinical placement.
Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities as required.
Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and
international clientele (including student recruitment).
Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Department/Units within the
University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development
of the School and its courses.
Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.
Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities
relevant to the School.
Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as
necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g engagement
in work of external bodies, educational and professional).
Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and
University on external committees.
Carries out such other related duties as may be required.
Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but
will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found
in the attached PDF.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
First Level Degree/Honours Degree in relevant discipline.
Membership of HCPC and BDA.
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Knowledge and skills
Competent in aspects of Digital Technology and presentations.
Effective role model and organisational qualities.
Safe/effective decision making, facilitation and problem solving skills
Varied post registration experience in dietetic practice demonstrating
developed clinical skills.
Experience of clinical supervision of students on placement.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Other Higher (Postgraduate) Degree or PhD.
Extensive and varied post registration experience in a healthcare setting.
Experience of placement provision, training and quality assurance.
Travel will be required to travel to visit students on clinical placements out
with the Aberdeen area.
Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey
information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or
conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner
Behaviour 2 - Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing
standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or
learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative
approaches to learning experience and the curriculum
Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a
service to meet customers' expectations and also identifying ways of improving
Behaviour 4 - Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating
information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries
to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal
networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external
networks to enhance the work of the organisation
Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make
decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and
providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others
Behaviour 6 - Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or
designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each
investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings