Reader/Professor of Optometry

Luton, Bedfordshire
Dec 06, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 05, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Reader/Professor of Optometry

University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus

Salary: Reader - £52,560 - £59,136, Professor - £65,000 - £80,000

University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top-quality education going back more than 100 years. With campuses in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, and Study Centres in London and Birmingham we welcome more than 20,000 students from over 120 countries. We nurture our students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens, offering superb facilities across all our subject areas.

At our Luton Campus we have recently opened our new £40m building to expand our STEM course portfolio. The Luton campus has excellent road and rail links with quick access to the M1 motorway, we are situated 30 minutes by train from Central London and 10 minutes away from a major international airport. Set out over four-storeys and incorporating 6000m2 of laboratory space, our new STEM building allows the University to build on its already strong STEM offer. In recent years our Schools of Life Sciences, Psychology and Computer Science and Technology have developed a suite of new course titles to underpin this capital investment. This includes courses in areas of Pharmaceutical Science, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Behavioural Science, Bioengineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering.  

We are now seeking to appoint the academic leads to take forward this vision. With a brief to lead on the development of a new MOptom in Optometry, the successful candidate will develop a suitable course curriculum and manage its passage through the approval process of the General Optical Council. In this way, the candidate will also contribute to developing the strategic and management plans of the School and Faculty.

Experience in the successful development of new degree programmes and course approval/re-approval by the General Optical Council is desirable.

You will have a personal track record of academic success in the field of Optometry with a sustained record of research/enterprise outputs. You would hold a national/international profile in your subject area, and we support you to further develop your research and/or enterprise activities through publications, research impact and income capture from research grants / industrial collaborations.

Academic promotion is embedded in this recruitment process and applications from Readers, who wish to move into their first Professorial role are welcomed.

This is a unique opportunity to lead an exciting new provision within the University of Bedfordshire, an innovative and modern university with state of the art facilities.

For more information, including how to apply, please click apply or if you wish to have a confidential, informal discussion with our advising consultants from GatenbySanderson, please contact Peter Guilder on 07545 441127 or Alison Elton on 07785 614435.

Closing date: 20th January 2020

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