Teaching, Research & Scholarship
£37,099 p.a pro rata
£54,395 p.a pro rata
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Job Description Person Specification (PDF, 107.64kb)
Expectations of Academics (PDF, 161.69kb)
ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.
About the Role:
You will be joining the successful Vision and Hearing/Sensory Sciences team: a leading provider of quality clinical education in Optometry, Ophthalmic Dispensing and Audiology, located in the Faculty of Science and Engineering on our Cambridge campus. We are forward-looking and enthusiastic, with a vision that combines a strong civic commitment to our region with excellence in learning and teaching. We are seeking an experienced and motivated academic practitioner (Dispensing Optician or Optometrist) to contribute to teaching and administration on our BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing course. The prospective candidate will deliver across the teaching and learning portfolio in Ophthalmic Dispensing. As an academic practitioner, you will maintain your professional practice and currency alongside your role at ARU. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the broad range of the School's teaching portfolio, in particular our BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing course, professionally accredited by the General Optical Council.
You will have a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive post graduate qualification CPD and/or a higher degree, along with GOC accreditation as a dispensing Optician or Optometrist. Experience in teaching and learning in higher education would be desirable, and a track-record of applied practice and networking in the field along with a commitment to CPD. You'll have excellent communication skills and the ability to work co- operatively and as part of a team. You'll be customer focused and will have an enthusiastic and flexible approach. You will also demonstrate the ability and desire to contribute to the School's knowledge exchange & consulting activities.
Informal enquiries to Dr Helen Keyes, Head of School – [email protected]
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 have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including 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 are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
This role does not qualify for visa sponsorship under the point-based system and is therefore only open to applicants with the right to work in the UK.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.
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.