Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences)


University of Sunderland, Sunderland
Closing date: 
28 May 2017
Jane Armstrong

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing brings together a variety of disciplines and educational programmes, with a new vision and redefined strategic ambitions designed to take advantage of the ever-changing higher education landscape. Extensive and ongoing refurbishment of the Sciences Complex has seen significant investment in facilities such as biological science/pharmaceutics laboratories, and the ‘Living Lab’, designed to mimic real world environments such as a hospital ward and point of care facility, providing a superb learning environment for students and a setting for enhanced engagement with NHS and industrial partners.

The Faculty has successfully engaged with Health Education England’s Modernising Scientific Careers agenda and is the sole regional provider of undergraduate Healthcare Science programmes in Life Sciences and Physiological Sciences (Cardiac Physiology and Audiology), in addition to established programmes in Biomedical Science and Physiological Sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development and delivery of healthcare science undergraduate education, research and training. You will join a forward-looking academic team and contribute to our thriving partnership with relevant stakeholders and professional bodies to ensure the continued development of the Healthcare Science programme portfolio.

To assist us further in the development of our vision for providing leading healthcare science education and research, we are looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences).

You will have experience of developing education and training in your specialism, as well as teaching and learning in Higher Education, and you will work within the bioscience team across the range of provision in the Physiological Sciences.

Contributing to the development of innovative teaching and learning approaches, you will liaise with practice placement providers and promote placement learning to ensure a high quality student experience. Experience of supporting and assessing students in a practice setting is essential.

To be considered for this post you must have a BSc in Healthcare Science/Physiological Science or equivalent experience. You are expected to hold, or will be supported to work towards, a HEA recognised teaching qualification.

A Higher degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline, together with assessor/verifier qualifications, experience of distance learning or specialist knowledge in Respiratory and Sleep physiology are all desirable for this role.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Jane Armstrong, Principal Lecturer (Team Leader), on 0191 515 2970 or email