Professor / Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
14 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Professor / Associate Professor to contribute to our provision in Occupational Therapy.

The post is based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Working in the Department you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multidisciplinary and committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of people and communities. You will be expected to contribute to high quality research, knowledge exchange and engagement with a range of stakeholders. 

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in 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 London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in Occupational Therapy. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership in Occupational Therapy, through contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. Professionally qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) you should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Katie Haighton by email at

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 of 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 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 22/08/2021