ASTON UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in Optometry

Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
£32,548 to £47,722 per annum
Posted
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Sep 2018
Ref
R180310
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Optometry to develop and enhance the research and teaching activities of Aston Optometry School. The successful applicant will be expected to manage research projects and to supervise postgraduate students at Masters and doctoral levels including those on distance learning programmes. You will be responsible for the design and content of specific areas of Optometry teaching and learning within undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The successful applicants will have a PhD in Optometry or a related area. Experience of initiating and conducting research to doctoral level is essential. In addition, we expect further development of our research programme, grant applications and future publications in academic journals.

Aston Optometry School delivers one of the top ranked Optometry degree programmes in the UK, and is consistently ranked highly in terms of student satisfaction. We are rated as excellent by the Teaching Quality Assessment and ranked 3rd out of 63 universities for research. We also have 97-100% graduate level employment with our students progressing to a wide range of career options in clinical practice, industry and research settings.

For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Professor Leon Davies (Head of Optometry) via email l.n.davies@aston.ac.uk or telephone 0121 204 4152.

The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years. However, the normal expectation is that Lecturers will transfer to a continuing appointment during this period on demonstrating acceptable performance in their research, teaching and other duties.

Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk