Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
27 Jul 2022
Closing Date:
28 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

AECC University College is a specialist health sciences institution established in 1965, dedicated to excellent education, clinical care and applied research. Building on its proud heritage, the University College is on an exciting journey of transformation and growth with a new year strategic plan and vision to be a leading specialist health sciences university.

Based in a beautiful location in Bournemouth, Dorset, we provide a vibrant and positive inter-professional learning and practice environment, within a caring and inclusive community.

About the role

We are seeking exceptional academics to help shape our progressive future who can contribute to our developing programme of educational courses, research and enterprise activities working closely with our prestigious network of partners nationally and internationally. The University College is committed to supporting its staff in pursuing scholarship and research in teaching and discipline-based subject areas.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of School for Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, the successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of clinical education to occupational therapy and other health professions students within the School’s portfolio of courses. Duties will include teaching and developing students’ knowledge and skills of occupational therapy interventions; developing applied practice skills for students to apply on placements and oversee the provision of student placements liaising with local placement providers.

The post holder will undertake research in support of the School’s and institution’s research strategies and supervise students in the completion of their own research projects.

Utilising dedicated clinical teaching spaces, onsite clinical facilities and cutting-edge technology we aim to deliver courses which provide work ready graduates who excel in their chosen field.

About the person

We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated UK registered occupational therapist with experience of working in higher education to join our team. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and work in an evidence informed manner with relevant clinical experience, with support the leadership for the new MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) course.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to high quality research as part of a group of staff, developing their research skills and co-authoring peer reviewed publications. They must maintain their own development as a regulated healthcare professional and educator and contribute to the enhancement of pre-registration, post-registration and CPD courses within the School’s portfolio.

If you are excited by the opportunity to join AECC University College and help us to realise our ambitious plans, then we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply, please view the job description and person specification via and complete an online application form. Completed application forms should be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Please note that CVs will not be considered as a substitute for a complete application form.

Closing date: 28th August 2022
Interviews: 14th September 2022

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.