Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£41,526 - £51,034
09 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is a research rich, business focused professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  Located in Newcastle upon Tyne and with a campus at the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students.  At Northumbria, we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in Malaysia, London, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalisation, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.  Northumbria is ranked 27th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide League Tables 2021 and is the top-rated UK young university in global rankings.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and application of science and technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation. The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation has particular strengths in health and wellbeing, the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of chronic health conditions, exercise recovery and neuromuscular adaptations, and the optimisation of human performance.

Working within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, you will provide expertise in the area of Physiotherapy.  Within the Physiotherapy discipline, we are ranked 5th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2020) and 6th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide League Tables 2021.  The Department will consider high quality applications with related teaching and research in any area of physiotherapy or other appropriate health expertise in rehabilitation. This role will include designing and delivering high quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce high quality, internationally recognised, academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject.

Applicants should hold a first degree and be qualified (or exceptionally soon to be qualified) to doctoral level in a relevant subject, have expertise in the relevant subject area with specialist knowledge gained through research excellence. A proven ability to deliver high quality research informed teaching within an appropriate field and a strong research profile are essential for this role.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Nick Caplan ( or Head of Subject (Physiotherapy), Dr Katherine Baker ( 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for EU and International Colleagues. 

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

Please note this vacancy will close on 31/03/2021