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Programme Director Therapeutics and Medical Toxicology Programmes

Cardiff University - Centre for Medical Education - School of Medicine - College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 per annum, pro rata (Grade 8)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: 12375BR

Vacancy Number: 12375BR

An opportunity has arisen to join the Centre for Medical Education, providing professional academic support within our busy MSc programmes.  This Programme Director role provides academic leadership for both the Therapeutics and Medical Toxicology programmes and any subsequent CPD activity, supporting the Centre, working closely with staff, students and external stakeholders to do so. There is an opportunity to critically review the programmes with a view to redesigning them as Post Graduate Taught is undertaking portfolio review of all of their programmes.

The successful candidate will have the academic responsibility for all aspects of the content, development and delivery of the programmes, ensuring they are financially sustainable, meets internal and external requirements and provide a high quality educational experience.  The appointee will provide leadership to all academic staff associated with the programme, and line management of Module Leads. The role will include the supervision and support of undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic administrative duties within the programmes as required. 

The aim will be to pursue excellence in research-informed teaching and inspire and enable others to do the same and to actively develop and undertake research-informed teaching (and activities relating to teaching).  Given that the nature of the programme is eLearning, applicants should have excellent communication and IT skills, including the ability to present complex and conceptual basic science topics clearly and confidently to others, using high-level skills and a range of media (please see the job description for full information).

Applicants should hold a Post graduate qualification at level 7 (or equivalent) in a biomedical science subject and/or MBBCh (or similarly equivalent healthcare qualification). The successful applicant should have substantial experience of working within the field of Therapeutics and Medical Toxicology. They should also have substantial and significant experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.  Experience of such teaching in an on-line environment would be an advantage.  

This post is part time (21 hours per week), available from 1st January 2022 and fixed term until 31st August 2022.

Salary: £51,799 - £60,022 per annum, pro rata (Grade 8) 

Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Professor Ann Taylor, Director of Post Graduate Taught Programmes at Both applications and secondments will be considered.

Closing date: Monday, 25 October 2021
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. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  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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