Lecturer in Optometry x2

University of Plymouth
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £54,395
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£38,205 - £54,395 pro rata per annum - Grade 7/8

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Lecturer in Optometry x2


Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Health Professions has something for everyone interested in health and care-related professions and is committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can be. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment, where students can benefit from excellent skills and research laboratories, research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff. The School is proud of the commitment to student voluntary work, staff–student partnership, strong professional values and our record of student achievement and student satisfaction. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills, preparing them to embark on exciting and rewarding careers. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.

The Optometry Programme, within the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our group and be part of our teaching and research activities.

You will work as part of the Optometry team to provide innovative teaching including; the design and preparation of teaching materials, course planning and delivery, and assessment. We are proud to be ranked as one of the top programmes for student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.

We are advertising for two part time lectureship positions; the first position is a permanent position of up to two and ½ days per week (18.5 hours). Experience of clinical practice as an Optometrist, and registration with the General Optical Council (GOC), is essential for this role. Non-research active applicants will be considered for this role. The second position is maternity cover for up to 4 days per week where we will consider non-GOC registered applicants with a relevent background in eye care.

As well as teaching you will be part of our Eye & Vision research group where you have the opportunity to engage with collaberative research both with the optometry team and the wider university. Non-reseach active applicants will be considered as our school has a track record of developing our staff though taught research programmes or part time PhD.

Please note, it is typical for applicants with no prior lecturing experience to start towards the lower end of the advertised scale.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Phillip Buckhurst at [email protected] or via telephone (01752 588884)

The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews are likely to take place on Monday 27 November 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

There is is a part-time position working 18.5 hours per week on a permanent basis and a part-time position working 29.6 hours per week for 1 year to cover a period of maternity leave.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

You must currently be registered with the following registration board: General Optical Council (GOC).

The Faculty of Health holds two Silver Athena Swan Awards and the University holds a Bronze Athena Swan Award which recognises commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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