Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Location: Glasgow
  • £42,036 to £48,677 per annum, 7
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: GCU00621


Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The recently created Department of Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics is ambitious, forward-looking and delivers a range of well-established and highly successful pre-registration programmes at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. The Department also has a number of PhD/Doctoral students and an increasing research profile.

We wish to complement our existing strengths within the team by appointing a Lecturer who is flexible, adaptable and an excellent team worker. Applications are invited from experienced HCPC Registered Occupational Therapists with post qualifying experience (preferably in working with people living with long term conditions and/or in community development work). Prior experience of teaching within Higher Education is essential. We wish to appoint a Lecturer who has an active interest in research and the successful candidate will contribute to research aligned with key strengths within the Department and School. In addition to being involved in scholarly activity, key responsibilities of the post include contributing to programme delivery and development, student support and engagement, and involvement with digital learning. The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and as part of a team, and have excellent communication and self-management skills. This is an exciting time to join the School and the University which has a vibrant research culture and a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning.

To be considered for interview applicants are required to have a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, be HCPC registered/eligible for registration on appointment, and be educated to Masters level (or working towards). A PhD / Doctorate (or working towards) is highly desirable as is a post graduate teaching qualification with Principal / Senior or Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy. You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of current issues relevant to Occupational Therapy and how these impact on both the curriculum and the workforce. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high quality learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to both Occupational Therapy and inter-professional student groups, and contribute to the Department's emerging research and income generation agendas; prior experience with research activity and publishing within professional journals or books is desirable.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Anita Simmers, (Interim Head of Occupational Therapy and Social Work/ Vice Dean School of Health and Life Sciences) at: Anita.Simmers@gcu.ac.uk or on 0141 331 3996.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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