General Teaching Assistant (PhD)

Opening Date:
28 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
28 Dec 2019
Salary Range:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist who is keen and able to undertake a part time PhD developing a study related to Dementia friendly exercise and to teach part time on our programmes. You will work alongside our physiotherapy team who won the 2019 Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) and be supervised by a member of our nationally recognised Centre for Applied Dementia Research team.

Half of your time will involve teaching on our undergraduate and post graduate physiotherapy programmes, which will include some aspects of wider programme delivery, curriculum development, supporting students as well as supporting the work of our Physiotherapy and Sport rehabilitation Clinic. Half of your time will involve undertaking a study with the dementia research team exploring dementia friendly exercise, for people living with dementia, and out of this developing your own areas for exploration and researching your own PhD. You will have your fees supported and regular supervision will be provided. You will be expected to meet key target and progress points through your studies over a 5 year period to completion.

You will demonstrate enthusiasm for your speciality and a willingness to be creative and solution focussed whilst contributing to the School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery and make use of the different development opportunities available to develop your career. You will work collaboratively with our service user and carer group and with our students to continually improve and develop our programmes and to develop research or business ideas and opportunities. As a new member of staff, you will be mentored by an experienced colleague and supported to develop your academic career.

We welcome applicants who have a BAME or personal background which supports the diversity of our student cohorts and offers positive role modelling for future careers in physiotherapy.

For further information or to informally discuss the requirements of the posts please contact: Michael Hellawell or 01274 236222