Lecturer in Physiology

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - RCSI - Physiology and Medical Physics

Tenure: Permanent appointment

Location: 123 St Stephen’s Green

Reporting to: Head of Department of Physiology and Medical Physics or nominee

Objective: The principal objective of this post is to participate in the development, direction, teaching, facilitation and examinations of the undergraduate teaching, research, and postgraduate training programmes in the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics.

Specifically the duties of this post will include:

  • contributing to the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes as required
  • co-ordinating the delivery of the Physiology-based teaching programme to the students of the School of Pharmacy, and to coordinate other relevant teaching modules as required
  • developing an internationally competitive research programme in strategic research areas of the Department
  • developing collaborative research initiatives in the context of the Department’s and College’s strategic plan for research
  • developing, monitoring and supporting the education programme within the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, including the application of well-established and tested education methods including reliability and validity in examinations and assessment approaches that are in accordance with RCSI and NUI policy and procedures
  • supporting and monitoring student progress and maximising their learning environments as required
  • participating in the postgraduate examination programmes of the Department
  • attending Board and Committee meetings as required
  • ensuring that all Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland policies and procedures are adhered to
  • complying with statutory legislation and Department 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 Faculty/RCSI at all times
  • undertaking overseas assignments as may be required
  • performing such other duties as may be required from time to time

Person Specification

The successful candidate will possess and demonstrate:

  • PhD in a Discipline area or in a closely related discipline, or a medical degree and higher degree by research
  • an up to date understanding of trends in undergraduate Medical Education
  • Internationally competitive research record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in journals of high quality/impact and grant support
  • Strong teaching interest and skill set, as evidenced by experience of, a proven track record in, and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, assessment and curriculum development.
  • Effective communication style appropriate to audience and situation
  • sensitivity to the cultural issues involved in delivering undergraduate education in a diverse multi-cultural environment
  • highly developed, credible managerial and leadership qualities, with the ability to:
  • communicate, motivate and delegate
  • identify and cultivate talent
  • inspire action from others
  • align people behind the corporate vision
  • build effective teams
  • utilise excellent interpersonal skills
  • strong commitment to continuous personal and professional development
  • excellent spoken and written English skills
  • ability to act decisively and meet deadlines
  • flexibility to work irregular hours on occasion

Particulars of Post

This post is a permanent appointment. The appointee reports to the Head of  Department or nominee.

The current remuneration is as detailed below

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries related to the job specification are invited in the first instance through Prof Jochen Prehn, Head of Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, and Director, RCSI Centre for Systems Medicine, +353 (1) 4022255 (email: prehn@rcsi.ie).

Application process

www.rcsi.ie/careers. Closing date is on December 23rd, 2016 @ 5pm.

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