Senior Lecturer in Medical Education (Assessment)

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Following the appointment of the Dean of Medical Education, the Centre for Medical Education are now seeking to appoint to this important leadership role.

We are looking to recruit an experienced medical educator to support the development, delivery, and evaluation of a high quality programme of assessments. The Senior Lecturer in Medical Education (Assessment) will have responsibility for supporting in-course and clinical assessments, and offers the opportunity for an established leader to implement curriculum innovations to ensure the learning environment at Cardiff stands out as nationally and internationally excellent.

Reporting to the Clinical Assessment Lead, the Senior Lecturer in Medical Education (Assessment) will support all in course and clinical assessment activity, ensuring delivery of a research informed assessment programme that adheres to current curricula requirements.

They will also develop and implement innovative and appropriate assessment techniques and materials which create interest, understanding, and enthusiasm amongst our students.

Key performance measures for the role will include sustained achievement of overall satisfaction scores of >90% in the NSS and >80% satisfaction in the Assessment and Feedback category of the NSS Survey; producing and implementing a forward looking assessment strategy addressing local and regulatory requirements, which ensures continuous progression and evolution of the curriculum and its assessment.

The Senior Lecturer in Medical Education (Assessment) will contribute to education scholarship and faculty development to further enhance the quality of medical teaching in the University.

We are looking for an experienced medical educator with substantial teaching experience. You should also be able to demonstrate your academic leadership experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level. You should have demonstrated success in implementing teaching innovations with a growing international reputation for teaching excellence. You should have experience of developing an enabling and inclusive teaching and learning environment for students and of teaching innovation in course development and design.

If you would like to discuss the role on an informal basis please contact Dr Liz Metcalf, Clinical Assessment Lead ( or Dr Lee Coombes, Director of Assessment (

This role is part-time 40% (15 hours) available immediately and is open-ended.

Salary: £74,393 - £96,583 (Clinical D6 - Senior Lecturer Scale) (pro rata per hours worked).

Date post advertised: Friday, 10 November 2017.
Closing date: Monday, 11 December 2017.

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS);
  • Occupational Health Check (OH).

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural, and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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