Allied Health Professions

Location:  Highfield Campus

Salary:   £43,155 to £69,961 Per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  Tuesday 08 August 2023

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Reference:  2373123CF

1.0FTE Lecturer/Associate Professor / Senior/Principal Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy (Respiratory Lead) - permanent

We are looking for an experienced respiratory physiotherapist with Higher Education experience, registered with the HCPC and a member of the CSP, to join the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. We welcome applicants who are interested in either a balanced (research and teaching) or education focussed pathway, at level 5 (Lecturer / Senior Teaching Fellow) or level 6 (Associate Professor / Principal Teaching Fellow). You will help us deliver our highly valued pre-registration BSc and MSc Physiotherapy programmes.

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for high-quality physiotherapy education, who has a strong vision for how education and research can transform health care and is able to bring leadership and innovative teaching methods to our well-established curriculum. You will have an appreciation of issues facing contemporary clinical practice, higher education,  and health services nationally. 

Depending on your chosen pathway (balanced or education), you will be responsible for effective teaching, research, and leadership in respiratory physiotherapy (as commensurate with the job descriptions attached). To be eligible for the balanced portfolio you would need to demonstrate a track record of successful research grant applications and high-quality publications to evidence a meaningful contribution to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

The University of Southampton is one of the top 100 universities in the world. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. All aspects of the School’s research environment were judged (REF 2021) to be conducive to producing world-leading research and enabling outstanding impact, with 93% of the research outputs and all research impact case studies judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading quality.  Our high quality clinical academic programme, together with our interdisciplinary research collaborations including the ‘Respiratory and allergy’ theme of the Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, have resulted in outstanding research that addresses issues of high relevance to health service users, providers and commissioners. The Physiotherapy undergraduate programmes at Southampton have consistently been ranked among the top in the UK (number 1 for 3 times in the past 5 years). It is a friendly and positive place to work. You will join a highly collegiate and professional team who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. 

 We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

 The School of Health Sciences  is open to a flexible working approach. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for academic duties, we are open to a hybrid approach. Full consideration will be given to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have had career breaks. The University of Southampton is proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter and holds a Silver award. 

A standard/enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

 For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Dr Ruth Turk, Programme Manager ([email protected]). 

Application Procedure

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected]. Quote the advert reference 2373123CF on all correspondence. 

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