Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Full Time / Part Time)

Opening Date:
12 Oct 2023
Closing Date:
29 Oct 2023
Salary Range:

Opportunities have arisen to join our School of Health Sciences which is multi-professional in composition and situated in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team, on a full or part time basis, to develop and consolidate our innovative Physiotherapy programmes to ensure our graduates are ready to meet the needs of a changing health care environment.

You will be highly motivated with a degree in Physiotherapy and appropriate professional registration. Postgraduate qualification to Masters level would be advantageous but is not essential.

A background in physiotherapy is required with experience of neurological and/or cardio-respiratory physiotherapy, beneficial. An ability to teach in other clinical areas is useful.

You will be involved in the preparation and delivery of teaching material, development of the curriculum across the physiotherapy portfolio and will be actively encouraged to participate in scholarship. Part of the role will involve assessment of students on practice placement and liaison with Practice Educators.

Staff in the School of Health Sciences contribute to research in the following priority areas: (i) Professional/clinical practice, (ii) Human performance, (iii) Education; incorporating research on professional, patient and public education as well as teaching and learning research. Research in all three priority areas contributes to the overarching aim of enhancing wellbeing, with physical activity a common thread that the School is actively pursuing. The School has close links with the faculty-wide cross-disciplinary practice research group and the Scottish Centre for Evidence-based, Multi professional Practice: a Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, as well as a range of national and international collaborations with academic institutions. Research facilities include a state-of-the-art human performance laboratory housing a 13 camera Vicon 3d motion capture system, a functional capacity evaluation lab and a range of other equipment for measuring human movement and performance. You will be expected to contribute to research output in the form of original research publications in scientific journals appropriate to your area of expertise.

In keeping with RGU’s commitment to work/life balance you will have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week, but you must be able to deliver teaching on campus to meet the requirements of the course. You also will benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days (pro rata) annual leave, onsite nursery, sports centre as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £38,205 – £44,263
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £45,585 – £51,283
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit: www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme