Lecturer in Vision Sciences - GCU01195

Glasgow Caledonian University

United Kingdom

July 1, 2022

Description

Ref no:

GCU01195

Published:

17/6/2022

Closes:

1/7/2022

Location:

Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Salary:

 £43,434 - £50,296 per year

Contract Type:

Fixed Term

Position Type:

Full Time

Hours:

35 hours per week

Work From Home:

Hybrid
Advert

This is a full time/fixed term maternity cover for 12 months

This role will commence on 15 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We're ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we're Scotland's leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The Department of Vision Sciences is one of eight departments located within the School of Health & Life Sciences. The School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, applied research and knowledge transfer. The Department of Vision Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, including BSc(Hons) Optometry, BSc(Hons) Orthoptics and BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing Management. Being the only University in the UK where these programmes co-exists allows us a unique shared teaching approach and inter-professional training of eye care professions. Our teaching is underpinned by research, is evidence based and incorporates a wide range of practical and clinical experiences. Providing an outstanding student experience where each individual can flourish is central to the Department's philosophy. The Department has been innovative in integrating therapeutic patient management into the programme syllabus in anticipation of the future needs of an ageing population and the enhancing role of eye care professions. Our programmes were ranked first in the UK in the Complete University Guide (Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics Tables 2019).

At post-graduate level, the Department of Vision Sciences offers an MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Research as well as a range of tailored Continuing Professional Development courses, including ‘Independent Prescribing', which trains practitioners to prescribe medications for the treatment of eye conditions. This is the largest such programme in the UK with more than 1500 registered students. Apart from its teaching successes, the Department has an active and diverse portfolio of research activities and a large cohort of research students.

We are now seeking applications for a fixed term, one year, Lectureship position. The position is full-time but we also welcome applications from individuals who are interested in a part-time appointment. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of teaching & learning and undertake research in Vision Sciences. The role holders will be expected to contribute to clinical and non-clinical teaching at under- and post-graduate level. The roles will play a key role in enhancing our student experience by developing and applying innovative teaching techniques, including on-line delivery. Part of the responsibilities will be to contribute to the continuous improvement of the Department's programmes, ensuring that the curricula are underpinned by research and clinical evidence and remain aligned with professional developments and anticipate future directions. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in professional, clinical and/or specialist research and support the Department's research strategy. The overarching purpose of the role is to enhance the Department's national and international reputation as one of the most innovative provider of training for eye-care professions underpinned by excellent and impactful research.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc (Hons) Optometry/Orthoptics or equivalent and a relevant professional registration. Experience in teaching at under-graduate and/or post-graduate level and a strong interest in engaging in research relevant to Vision Sciences is desirable. We are seeking dynamic, self-motivated and professional individuals, capable of working independently within a wider team. Applicants must have excellent communication and inter- personal skills.

It is desirable to have a research background in Vision Sciences, ideally evidenced by a PhD, a proven record of high-quality research output and evidence of income generation.

Individuals with strong clinical experience in either Optometry or Orthoptics coupled with the desire to promote clinical teaching and an interest in clinical research would be encouraged to apply.

A post-graduate qualifications, either in the form of exemption in therapeutic drug use or a teaching qualification, would be desirable.

As the roles involve Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership.

If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please feel free to contact Prof Gunter Loffler, Head of Department, at g.loffler@gcu.ac.uk.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged' employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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Advert

This is a full time/fixed term maternity cover for 12 months

This role will commence on 15 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We're ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we're Scotland's leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The Department of Vision Sciences is one of eight departments located within the School of Health & Life Sciences. The School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, applied research and knowledge transfer. The Department of Vision Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, including BSc(Hons) Optometry, BSc(Hons) Orthoptics and BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing Management. Being the only University in the UK where these programmes co-exists allows us a unique shared teaching approach and inter-professional training of eye care professions. Our teaching is underpinned by research, is evidence based and incorporates a wide range of practical and clinical experiences. Providing an outstanding student experience where each individual can flourish is central to the Department's philosophy. The Department has been innovative in integrating therapeutic patient management into the programme syllabus in anticipation of the future needs of an ageing population and the enhancing role of eye care professions. Our programmes were ranked first in the UK in the Complete University Guide (Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics Tables 2019).

At post-graduate level, the Department of Vision Sciences offers an MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Research as well as a range of tailored Continuing Professional Development courses, including ‘Independent Prescribing', which trains practitioners to prescribe medications for the treatment of eye conditions. This is the largest such programme in the UK with more than 1500 registered students. Apart from its teaching successes, the Department has an active and diverse portfolio of research activities and a large cohort of research students.

We are now seeking applications for a fixed term, one year, Lectureship position. The position is full-time but we also welcome applications from individuals who are interested in a part-time appointment. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of teaching & learning and undertake research in Vision Sciences. The role holders will be expected to contribute to clinical and non-clinical teaching at under- and post-graduate level. The roles will play a key role in enhancing our student experience by developing and applying innovative teaching techniques, including on-line delivery. Part of the responsibilities will be to contribute to the continuous improvement of the Department's programmes, ensuring that the curricula are underpinned by research and clinical evidence and remain aligned with professional developments and anticipate future directions. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in professional, clinical and/or specialist research and support the Department's research strategy. The overarching purpose of the role is to enhance the Department's national and international reputation as one of the most innovative provider of training for eye-care professions underpinned by excellent and impactful research.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc (Hons) Optometry/Orthoptics or equivalent and a relevant professional registration. Experience in teaching at under-graduate and/or post-graduate level and a strong interest in engaging in research relevant to Vision Sciences is desirable. We are seeking dynamic, self-motivated and professional individuals, capable of working independently within a wider team. Applicants must have excellent communication and inter- personal skills.

It is desirable to have a research background in Vision Sciences, ideally evidenced by a PhD, a proven record of high-quality research output and evidence of income generation.

Individuals with strong clinical experience in either Optometry or Orthoptics coupled with the desire to promote clinical teaching and an interest in clinical research would be encouraged to apply.

A post-graduate qualifications, either in the form of exemption in therapeutic drug use or a teaching qualification, would be desirable.

As the roles involve Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership.

If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please feel free to contact Prof Gunter Loffler, Head of Department, at g.loffler@gcu.ac.uk.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged' employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

About the employer

The beginning of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) dates back to the establishment of Glasgow School of Cookery in 1875 and the West End School of Cookery in 1878. In 1908, the two schools merged to create the Glasgow and West...