Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physician Associate Studies

Opening Date:
17 Feb 2021
Closing Date:
23 Feb 2021
Salary Range:

We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time with us whilst retaining a clinical role, or who are interested in secondments from their clinical role to an academic one.

About us: The MSc Physician Associate (PA) studies programme sits within the School of Health and Social Wellbeing at UWE Bristol. Our PA programme has been running since 2016 and is continuing to go from strength to strength. The core programme team is made up of dynamic individuals from a variety of backgrounds such as doctors, AHPs, nurses and UK trained PAs. Our UWE PA alumni have a strong success rate at the PA national exam and additionally a strong employment rate both within the region and in the wider UK. The School has several pre-registration, undergraduate health and social care programmes including Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography, Optometry and Occupational Therapy, as well as numerous post-graduate degrees and leading research centres. We are a dynamic and innovative School with aspirations to grow our portfolio and student base, including Physician Associates, which the NHS sees as an important and expanding part of its workforce.

About you: We are looking to recruit an experienced or aspiring lecturer to complement our existing programme team in the teaching and support of students undertaking the MSc Physician Associate Studies. You will be a suitably experienced healthcare professional, holding current registration with the appropriate professional body e.g. PAMVR, GMC, HCPC, NMC and with substantial experience. You will have an interest in education and experience of teaching, assessment and feedback, either within the clinical or more formalised settings. You will have experience of working with PA students and/or a clear understanding of PA education. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to collaborative team working, as well as demonstrating that you have successfully studied at postgraduate level.

About UWE Bristol: We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.

We are an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and have been ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021.