Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
3 Feb 2023
Closing Date:
23 Feb 2023
Salary Range:

Fixed term contract for 2 years

Background of department/role

The University’s School of Allied and Public Health Professions is the University’s academic and professional home for the Allied Health Professions, and for all those interested in improving public health and well-being. Our mission is to facilitate, educate and innovate to improve lives. We achieve this through our research, and by providing a portfolio of courses and other learning opportunities that are creative, inspirational and empowering, and which develop knowledge, policy and practice. Our research work within the School focuses on the improvement of health and care services, health and well-being by co-producing solutions in close collaboration with service users and other stakeholders.

We offer an exciting portfolio of applied healthcare courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels alongside internationally renowned applied research in implementation and diagnostic practice and policy. The School provides courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels for the Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Medical Ultrasound, Clinical Reporting, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Speech & Language Therapy, Operating Department Practice, Ophthalmic Dispensing professions. In addition we offer courses that reflect a Public Health perspective around health promotion, mental health and global public health. We have exciting plans for the growth of both our educational and research programmes and are keen to attract people who share our ambitions to make a difference.

Our School has Athena SWAN bronze status. We value equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments, the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. We have identified six individual leadership behaviours for every member of the School which include developing a shared sense of purpose, supporting each other and celebrating each other’s achievements. We are committed to the development of our colleagues and offer a wide range of professional and academic development opportunities.

The role

We provide a BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course and BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Apprenticeship, and support for a Foundation Year Course to widen access to careers within Occupational Therapy. Our particular areas of professional and research interests within Occupational Therapy include implementation and improvement science and health promotion.

We hope to recruit a colleague to join our academic team who shares our passion for supporting the development of Occupational Therapy, who will contribute to our courses and research developments. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with staff in the School of Allied & Public Health Professions and across the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Social Care to advance interprofessional education and research.

Additional Information
This role is a fixed term contract for two years.

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity.