Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Optometry

Allied Health Professions

Job overview:

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England is looking for exceptional individuals to join a new and exciting Optometry programme and be part of the future in its teaching and research activities. 

You will be part of a visionary department (Department of Allied Health Professions) and, in order to fulfil our aims, you will be dynamic, adaptable, innovative and creative. There will also be opportunities to develop and contribute to the wider aspirations of the University.

The role:

Will involve designing content, teaching and leading modules on an undergraduate Optometry programme in the heart of the South West of England.  Specific responsibilities will include the preparation of teaching materials, course planning and delivery, assessment and working closely with local and regional external optometry partners and the professional body.  Driving an innovative research culture and best practice for practice orientated learning and achievement also form key aspects of the role.  

Do you have:

  • A high level of insight into contemporary optometry practice and will have experience of teaching and assessment in higher, further or continuing education or in clinical practice?
  • Knowledge of the contemporary theories and concepts that underpin optometry practice and education?
  • Registration and experience of practicing as an Optometrist on the General Council’s (GOC) Professional Register (or equivalent if your current position is international)?
  • A Master’s degree in a health/education related subject and possess strong evidence of continuing professional development related to their current role?
  • A recognised teacher’s qualification or be willing to work towards one?
  • The drive and ambition to join a new and exciting programme which provides the opportunity to assist in the design of innovative teaching and a brand new simulation suite?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to Optometry education and training within the south west region, helping to shape future eye care in a contemporary health care landscape.

Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this position.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create 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 share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.