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Lecturer in Optometry

University of Plymouth - School of Health Professions

Location: Devon, Plymouth
Salary: £38,205 to £54,395 pro rata per annum (Grade 7/8)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: B0034

Faculty of Health

The Optometry Programme, within the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our group and be part of our teaching and research activities. 

You will work as part of the Optometry team to provide innovative teaching including; the design and preparation of teaching materials, course planning and delivery, and assessment. We are proud to be ranked as one of the top programmes for student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey. 

As well as teaching you will be part of our Eye & Vision research group where you have the opportunity to engage with collaberative research both with the optometry team and the wider university. Non-reseach active applicants will be considered as our school has a track record of developing our staff though taught research programmes or part time PhD. 

Please note, it is typical for applicants with no prior lecturing experience to start towards the lower end of the advertised scale. 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Phillip Buckhurst at phillip.buckhurst@plymouth.ac.uk or via telephone (01752 588884). 

The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken. 

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children’s Barred List and Adults Barred List check. 

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement. 

Closing date: 12 midnight, Monday 4th March 2024 

Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday 12th March 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. 

This is a part-time position working 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE, 3 days per week) and is fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave which is anticipated to be for approximately 12 months.  

Flexible working options including job share will be considered. 

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. 

The Faculty of Health holds two Silver Athena Swan Awards and the University holds a Bronze Athena Swan Award which recognises commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education. 

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria. 

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages 

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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