KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Grade 7 £46,934 - £55,299, inc LW/Grade 8 Senior Lecturer £56,848 - £65,318
Posted
22 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2021
Ref
035147
Job Type
Academic Posts
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job description

We are seeking highly-qualified colleagues to join a vibrant research and education team bringing expertise in Physiotherapy and other related disciplines (e.g. Rehabilitation, Sports physiology, respiratory) to contribute to two education programmes (UG and PGT) and to deliver internationally-leading research. Depending on the pool of applicants, there may be more than one post offered.  

 

This an exciting opportunity to underpin the career development of a talented  academic. We are seeking to appoint an allied health professional (physiotherapy preferred) at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who is an active researcher. The role is within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, which has an international reputation for research and research-enhanced education. There are excellent links with healthcare providers across King’s Health Partners. The Department is part of the School of Population Health and aligned also to the School of Life Course Sciences and other departments within the Faculty. The Department has a large undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio in physiotherapy, primary care, and global health and interprofessional links with other healthcare and bioscience programmes in the Faculty and university. The opportunities for personal development are exceptional. 

 

The post holder will work with existing teams in the School and wider Faculty to enhance our research excellence at an international, national and local level. The development of a strong research programme relevant to academic physiotherapy is a core remit of the position. The postholder will be encouraged to collaborate and draw upon academic strengths across the department, School and/or Faculty in order to develop the strongest possible programme  that not only supports their own work but also acts as a focus for other physiotherapists and allied health professionals wishing to pursue research or research training. As such, they will play a key role in mentoring and supporting other physiotherapists and allied health professionals to undertake research and/or PhDs. 

 

The post holder will contribute to the leadership of physiotherapy research and educational functions, and expand the academic profile. They will make a significant contribution to the leadership, development and delivery of the innovative new curriculum in physiotherapy to reflect research, advances, global relevance and educational innovation. The post holder will work with an interdisciplinary group of research active and innovative researchers and educators to promote interprofessional learning, student involvement and blended learning initiatives. 

 

Areas of research interest and strength in the School and Faculty include: 

•       Trials involving complex interventions in long term conditions/prevention 

•       Long-term conditions and multiple mental and physical morbidities (e.g. COPD, falls and frailty) 

•       Sports science 

•       Respiratory physiology 

•       Cardiovascular and muscle physiology 

•       Developing and implementing methods to evaluate the complexity of system changes in health and social care 

•       Developing and executing Public Health interventions in multi-ethnic populations 

•       Health data science 

•       Inequalities and ethnicity.  

 

The Faculty strongly encourages research and educational collaborations across its constituent Schools and departments. 

 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract. 

 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

 

Key responsibilities

Research

The post holder will establish a programme of research relevant to physiotherapy that complements the strengths of the School and Faculty. They will collaborate with existing teams across the Department, School and/or Faculty to: 

•        Develop an internationally competitive research programme with external grant funding to produce high impact publications 

•        Supervise PhD students  

•        Foster a research ethos across the physiotherapy group 

•        Develop and foster research collaborations across the Faculty and with local and national partners 

•        Develop national, international links for research and education 

 

Education

•        Deliver relevant education at undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) level 

•        Contribute to the development of a 21st century global curriculum for physiotherapy. Participate in research enhanced teaching on the pre-registration Physiotherapy programmes  

•        Develop and lead modules on our exciting new curriculum launching in September 2021 

•        Undertake personal tutoring and supervise postgraduate taught and research student discussions  

 

Management & Citizenship

•        Provide mentorship and academic leadership in Allied Health research 

•        Contribute as appropriate to the Department and/or School management, for instance in taking on department lead roles and responsibilities 

•        Enagage with the clinical community and patients and the public 

•        Contribute to the enactment of King’s strategic priorities to ensure that we deliver an extraordinary student experience and serve the needs and aspirations of society both locally and globally 

 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Lecturer  

Essential criteria 

1.      PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline 

2.      Evidence of successful independent, high-quality research (or evidence of a trajectory towards this), including evidence of publications of high-quality, peer-reviewed papers 

3.      Experience in designing, developing, leading and managing research projects including leading the development and submission of grant applications and funding proposals  

4.      Evidence of securing research funding and sustaining research activity at an appropriate level for an early career 

5.      Evidence of supervision of PhD and MSc students 

6.      Evidence of experience in the development and delivery of high quality teaching 

7.      Organised and systematic approach to research and teaching 

8.      Strong communication and interpersonal skills in one to ones and group settings  

9.      Excellent presentation and communication skills (written & verbal) 

10.  Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias. 

 

Desirable criteria 

1.      Teaching Qualification 

2.      Knowledge of the requirements of research funding bodies in the UK  

3.      Experience of education leadership in programme delivery and curriculum development 

4.      Healthcare professional qualification and registration with relevant professional body (Physiotherapy preferred) 

 

Senior Lecturer

Essential criteria 

1.      PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline 

2.      Proven successful independent, high-quality research including evidence of publications of high-quality, peer-reviewed papers 

3.      Experience in designing, developing, leading and managing research projects including leading the development and submission of grant applications and funding proposals  

4.      Track Record of securing research funding and sustaining research activity 

5.      Previous supervision of PhD and MSc students 

6.      Organised and systematic approach to research and teaching 

7.      Evidence of experience in the development and delivery of high quality teachingStrong communication and interpersonal skills in one to ones and group settings  

8.      Excellent presentation and communication skills (written & verbal) 

9.      Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias. 

 

Desirable criteria 

1.      Teaching Qualification 

2.      Healthcare professional qualification and registration with relevant professional body  

3.      Knowledge of the requirements of research funding bodies in the UK  

4.      Experience of working with a range of phases of clinical trials (Phase I, II, III, and feasibility trials) 

 

Candidates are strongly encouraged to specifically address the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification in their covering letter. 

Please note that you must provide three Academic referees upon application, including one from your current or most recent employer. Should you be shortlisted, letters of recommendation will be shought ahead of the interview from two of your references. The third reference, from your employer, will only be requested with your consent.

Further information

The School of Population Health & Environmental Science’s research comprises Analytics (broadly defined as the discovery and interpretation of meaningful patterns in quantitative and qualitative data), Investigation (broadly exploring analytical solutions to complex problems at the individual as well as population level) and Allied and Applied Health Research (broadly using analytics, laboratory investigations, clinical trials etc to identify needs and propose and evaluate new solutions to global societal health and social problems). This informs our approach and focus to developing and conducting research that addresses major questions, such as long-term conditions, multimorbidity, and environmental impacts on population health.    

 

This is an exciting time to join the Department and the School as we will soon merge with the existing School of Life Course Sciences. This will bring together very considerable clinical, scientific, and population/global health strengths and allied health professional education and research. There are already many examples of joint working and collaboration between the two Schools, and it is envisaged that there will be significant opportunities to collaborate further and draw upon the critical mass of clinical, methodological, and applied researchers and educators in the new, integrated School. There are already strong collaborations between healthcare education programmes at King’s and the merger will bring together Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dieteics and MBBS to further enhance interprofessional and leadership learning as well as innovative models of practice education.  

There are excellent opportunities also across the wider Faculty with particular strengths in sports science, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology. The Faculty runs a very successful undergraduate programme in Sports Science. Clinical research is facilitated by our NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration and being part of King’s Health Partners (KHP) Academic Health Sciences Centre. A recent relevant development is the incorporation of the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals into KHP, resulting in the largest cardiovascular and respiratory centre in the UK.   

 

About the Faculty:   https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/index.aspx 

About the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences:   www.kcl.ac.uk/sphes  

About Physiotherapy[: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/physiotherapy/index   ](http:// https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/physiotherapy/index )

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