Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Duration
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Job Description - Lecturer
Job Description - Lecturer Practitioner
Expectations of Academics
Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence
both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future
and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full
potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and
Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an
annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and
one of the largest universities in the East of England.
About the role:
The Discipline of Vision and Hearing Sciences, within the School of Psychology
and Sport Science is a leading provider of quality education in Optometry,
Ophthalmic Dispensing & Audiology in the UK and has been at the forefront in
the development of innovative courses in these areas.
We are looking for a Dispensing Optician or Optometrist to join our team. The
prospective candidate will have the opportunity to support and lead in the
development of our courses in Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry, and Contact
Lens Optometry, and opportunities to develop their research in the vision
You will have a degree or a relevant professional qualification and extensive
post qualification CPD (for Lecturer Practitioner roles), or a degree plus a
PhD or nearing completion (for Lecturer roles). With registration with the
GOC as either a dispensing optician or optometrist, you will either be
currently practicing or have other relevant professional experience.
Professional qualifications as FBDO or FdScOD/MOptom are required for this
position. Specific expertise in contact lens optometry is especially
You will have the opportunity to contribute to the broad range of the School's
teaching portfolio, however, you'll also demonstrate the ability and desire to
contribute to the School's research and associated scholarly & consulting
activities is also required.
Please note that this post is advertised as either a lecturer practitioner or
as a lecturer. A maximum of 1 appointment at 1.0FTE will be made overall
following the recruitment round.
Informal enquiries to Dr Suzanna Forwood, Deputy Head of School at
For further information about the School please visit our website:
https: // aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/
Find out more about working with us.
We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday
entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development
opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package.
Visit our benefits page for full details.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the
community. Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and
work in the UK.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person
Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills
and experience match the criteria in the person specification.