Reference Number SMED1043
Job Title Academic Lead : Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
College/SASS School of Medicine
School/Directorate Undergraduate Medicine
Grade Please refer to advert
Job Category Academic
Closing Date 14 August 2022
Academic Lead, Gateway to Medicine Programme. 12 months. 0.40% FTE
Grade 8/9 or commensurate with current clinical salary
We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as the academic
lead for the Gateway to Medicine Programme. Programme details can be found at
https: // www. dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/medicine-gateway. This is a one-year
programme which prepares students for entry to the undergraduate medical
programme by helping them to meet criteria for entry.
The programme is flexible and to some extent tailored to meet the needs of
individual students – for example students are supported to meet the criteria
relating to specific subjects such as chemistry or maths where required as
well as engage in more generic aspects of preparation such as studying
healthcare systems and shadowing medical students.
Modules for students are currently provided by a range of other University
Schools, for example, the School of Life Sciences, School of Science and
Engineering, so this role includes close working with module leads in these
There are typically 15-20 students in the cohort. The programme is a
significant part of the School of Medicine's Widening Participation portfolio,
and the post holder will be required to contribute to related aspects of this
Currently, the Gateway programme is a direct route of entry into Dundee's
MBChB for students who meet specified academic performance and professionalism
standards. The programme is due for review (December 2022) and may change
substantially as a result. The post holder will have a significant role in the
revisioning of the Gateway programme, to articulate closely with the newly
revised MBChB curriculum.
Your priorities will include:
• Contributing to (or co-lead, depending on the timeframe for appointment)
the review of the programme in collaboration with the Associate Dean for
Learning & Teaching, Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards, the
MBChB Programme Director, the Head of the Undergraduate Education Division of
the School of Medicine and relevant academic staff and professional services
and support staff.
• Liaising with the wider university community currently involved in the
teaching and learning, as well as pastoral support of Gateway students to
ensure efficient and effective delivery of the programme.
• Working closely with the Professional Services team to ensure efficient and
quality assured programme coordination, teaching and learning objectives, and
pastoral support for students.
• Leading the design and delivery of the curriculum.
Who we're looking for:
• A degree in natural and/or health sciences.
• A postgraduate educational qualification
• An understanding of Widening Participation policies and/or delivery of
• Previous experience of working with undergraduate students, including the
provision of academic and pastoral support.
• Knowledge, understanding and experience of educational theory, processes and
good practice and experience of applying them in curricular design, delivery
For further information about this position please refer to the attached job
description or contact Dr Georgina Cairns, Gateway to Medicine Programme Lead
at email@example.com or Dr Stella Howden, Associate Dean, Learning and
Teaching, School of Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee
a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance
learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT
staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall
as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive
place to work.
The closing date for applications is 14 August 2022.
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