Senior Lecturer in Clinical Physiology

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£47,778 to £51,931 per annum
28 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Physiology

Department of Life Sciences

Location: City South Campus
Salary: £47,778 to £51,931 per annum Permanent
Posted On: Tuesday 19 July 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 072022-403

Are you a talented educator who is passionate about teaching the next generation of Biomedical Scientists and Healthcare students? If so, Birmingham City University is looking to recruit an experienced Life Sciences academic to join our vibrant integrated teaching & research team within the Department of Life Sciences. 

Birmingham City University launched its Biomedical Sciences degree in 2017, from its expertise and strong reputation in Health Sciences. Following significant growth in the course, we are seeking to recruit a full-time permanent senior lecturer with the skills and expertise to complement our existing team. Your expertise will develop and enhance our teaching, learning, and research activities in Biomedical Sciences and will influence the design and delivery of the Biomedical Science and Health Science courses (such as Nursing and Paramedicine).  It is anticipated that the post holder would be an expert in Physiology or Pharmacology and would act as module lead for the final year (Level 6) Pathophysiology module, although applications from highly innovative educators from any field of the Biomedical Sciences will be considered. The post holder would also be expected to engage with teaching across the Faculty portfolio.

The successful candidate will:

  •  Play a pivotal role in leading modules at our undergraduate provision in Biomedical Sciences and Healthcare Science courses - delivered in-house and in collaboration with partner organisations based nationally or internationally.
  • Contribute to specialist input / provide appropriate learning and teaching and pastoral support for Biomedical Science students at undergraduate level within the department, as and when appropriate.
  • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on; teaching design / delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback from all types of teaching
  • Adapting and developing teaching materials and managing learning cohorts
  • Setting and marking assessments and provide constructive feedback to students as part of a teaching team.
  • Support curriculum development of new academic provisions within the department.
  • In conjunction with the departmental research lead, establish individual research projects and engage with wider department level research and enterprise activities.
  • You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • You will be recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and demonstrate potential to progress to gaining recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Applications from suitably qualified professionals with industrial or professional experience will be particularly welcome
  • You will have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in Higher Education and be able to demonstrate their innovative teaching practice and student-centred approaches to enhancing teaching and learning
  • A track record of externally funded research (or potential to secure such funding) is desirable
  • Have an extensive record of research publications

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

The Department of Life Sciences within the School of Health Sciences is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in, high quality learning and teaching and research and impactful stakeholder engagement. We are a practice-based department, with brand new state-of-the-art facilities (£41million), making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving Biomedical Sciences field by partnering with local and global enterprise.

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The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

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