Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
2 Nov 2023
Closing Date:
23 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

Our Mission

Coventry University Group is a global education group with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Driven by our passion and belief that through education, equity, and innovation our students, people, and communities are empowered to transform their lives and the world around them. Our people are the key to our success and each role within the group plays a key role in shaping the world around us.

The School of Health and Care delivers an extensive range of undergraduate and post graduate courses for professionals working in health and social care settings including; nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, paramedic science, operating department practice, diagnostic radiography, clinical psychology and public health. We also have a large portfolio of CPD courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Advanced Clinical Practice, Independent prescribing and Global Healthcare Management.

As an Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy working in the School of Health and Care you will actively contribute to lead teaching, curriculum development and course management to support the school’s activities and enhance the experience for the students.

The Role

As an Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy based at the Coventry Campus you will undertake academic leadership of learning and teaching, as well as quality mechanism which may include course management areas. The Assistant Professor role plays a key part in the overall leadership of the curricula and work cohesively together in the ongoing design, development and delivery of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programs and are instrumental in ensuring all learners have an effective learning experience.

Based within the School of Health and Care you will work closely with other academic colleagues to enrich the student learning and teaching experience to ensure, as appropriate, relevant aspects of research, enterprise and professional context are embedded at a courses level and within modules.

Duties include:

Leadership as appropriate of modules and courses for in relevant academic subject areas including curation, adaptation and creation of module teaching materials, delivering a variety of types of students and apprenticeship learning sessions and supporting learners as appropriate through informal and formal communication throughout teaching semesters.

  • To work with academic leaders to ensure adherence to quality mechanisms and pedagogy for authentic assessment within courses including practice based learning.
  • To contribute to the design, delivery of learning and teaching across the curricula portfolio of courses
  • To support the development of others learning and teaching practices

Qualifications Required

PhD in a relevant discipline or if from a professional practice, a good honours degree (and/or Master degree) and appropriate professional qualifications and/or memberships might be considered equivalent to a PhD.

Our Successful Candidate

You will have recent experience at higher education level with evidence of successful student learning outcomes, evidence of good/innovative practice and extensive experience and national profile in chose subject or field. Or (If from Professional practice background) evidence of presentation skills, coaching, mentoring and teaching other professionals.