Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - RCSI - School of Physiotherapy

Tenure: Temporary Leave of Absence cover – 12 months

Contract: Part-time .5FTE. Days of work are Tuesday, Wednesday and every second Friday

Location: 123 St Stephens Green

Reporting to: Head of School of Physiotherapy

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a private, self-financing, not-for-profit medical and surgical college headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) with global reach through its overseas medical universities and health care centres in the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since its foundation in 1784, it has played a leadership role in Irish surgical and medical education. Currently, it operates the largest Medical School in Ireland and provides undergraduate education in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing. In addition to Surgery, it also provides postgraduate training and education in Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and has an Institute of Research.

Specifically, the duties of the post are:

The objective of this post is to pro-actively contribute to the teaching, research activity and development of the School of Physiotherapy.

  • Developing, delivering and examining teaching programmes within the School of Physiotherapy
  • Contributing to the development of postgraduate teaching and research
  • Contributing to the overall design of the teaching programmes in the School of Physiotherapy
  • Performing administrative activities in teaching, research, student admission and assessment.
  • Participating in the academic administration of the School of Physiotherapy
  • Representing the School of Physiotherapy on appropriate committees as required
  • Complying with statutory legislation and College rules and requirements in furtherance of your own and general staff welfare and safety
  • Undergoing programmes of training and development as may be required from time to time
  • Representing the best interests of the School/College at all times
  • Undertaking overseas assignments as may be required from time to time.
  • Undertaking such other duties as may be required from time to time


  • Eligibility for membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and should hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant area

Knowledge & Experience (Essential):

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in teaching and assessing students in an academic or clinical environment

Knowledge & Experience (Desirable):

  • A PhD degree in area relevant to physiotherapy
  • Experience in curriculum design
  • Experience in research supervision, development and publication

Skills & Competencies:

  • An effective communication style appropriate to audience and situation
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong organisational, time management and administration skills
  • Ability to make decisions and meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Capability to work effectively individually and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours on occasion


  • For any queries relating to the application process, please contact Maggie Walshe in the HR department on +353-1-402 2287 or email maggiewalshe@rcsi.ie
  • Queries on the academic aspects of the role to be addressed by Prof Marie Guidon mguidon@rcsi.ie

Note: this Job Description may be subject to change to reflect the evolving requirements of the Department and RCSI in developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide.

RCSI is an equal opportunities employer

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