External Examiner – Clinical and Health Research (MRes)

Opening Date:
13 Aug 2021
Closing Date:
13 Sep 2021
Salary Range:

We are seeking to External Examiners for our Clinical and Health Research (MRes) and (iPhD), and Doctorate in Clinical Practice (DClinP) programmes.

The MRes affords students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in all aspects of clinical, healthcare or academic research. The Programme adopts a broad definition of clinical and health research that encompasses clinical trials, translational research, epidemiological studies, public health, management of diseases and conditions and health services research. The Programme consist of modules designed to provide a methodological foundation of quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as practical knowledge of designing and conducting research in healthcare contexts, equipping students to undertake an independent empirical research project.

External Examiners are typically appointed for a period of four years. Principle duties normally include:

  • Visit the University at the least once a year to moderate assessed coursework and examination scripts, attend Board of Examiners meeting (may be virtual)
  • Produce an Annual Report
  • Review and approve examination papers that contribute to a student’s final award, and any other assessment material as agreed

This post will be with effect from 1 October 2021.

Applicants should hold appropriate academic qualifications; preferably have previous experience of acting in the role as an External Examiner and have a background in a range of health or health-related research methods. Fees and Expenses are payable in line with the University’s External Examiners policy.

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept applications from the University of Oxford or The University of Sheffield.

Examination Boards take place twice a year (usually in June and November). If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the programmes, please contact Joanne Turnbull, Programme Lead – J.C.Turnbull@soton.ac.uk

If you are interested in applying, please forward your Curriculum Vitae and your area of interest/expertise by e-mail to the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences Curriculum and Quality Assurance team at felscqa@soton.ac.uk, outlining your teaching, research and External Examining Experience.