Professor in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation

Opening Date:
9 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
24 Nov 2021
Salary Range:

This new senior physiotherapy post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff in Keele University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Faculty comprises the growing School of Allied Health Professions, as well as the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Bioengineering.

We are looking to appoint a Professor in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation in the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP), to lead and develop a growing research team and teach across the School’s curriculum. The School is well known for offering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate provision and is part of a wider research community via the Faculty Research Institutes.

AHP programmes include: Physiotherapy, Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging), and Rehabilitation & Exercise Science, which are established and growing programmes within the School. Since 2019, we have offered a novel four-year pre-registration MSci Physiotherapy, and since January 2020 a pre-registration two-year MSc Physiotherapy programme. We also offer post-graduate programmes for Advanced Practitioners, and new professional doctorates in Physiotherapy and in Medical Imaging. We anticipate delivering the first-ever UK two-year pre-registration MSc Prosthetics and Orthotics programme from January 2022. Paramedicine is an additional AHP programme offered in the Faculty. Evolving AHP and Faculty resources include: a digital imaging suite; state-of-the-art anatomy facilities; a new gait/motion analysis laboratory, a plaster workshop and prosthetics/orthotics machine room.

The post holder will play a key role strategically leading and developing a rehabilitation-focussed research portfolio in the School, as well as mentoring the growing number of post-doctoral academics. They will contribute to the development of educational initiatives aligned with the School’s strategic direction and pursue scholarly activities in line with the School focus. The successful applicant will have: a doctorate in a related subject that supports the School profile and strategic direction; be able to demonstrate a track record of substantial contribution to professional/clinical services associated with neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and a proven track record of successful engagement in research (e.g. grant success, high-quality publications, contribution to the UK Research Excellence Framework (or equivalent)/ . The successful applicant will also be able to demonstrate national/international impact of their research, and have substantial and broad experience of both teaching undergraduate and postgraduate AHP students and research supervision.

The School is situated at the heart of Keele University’s beautiful and vibrant campus and plays an active role contributing to both Faculty and University developments. Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision-making groups.

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider, and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Informal enquiries and/or visits to the School are welcomed. Contact Anne O’Brien (HoS) on: 01782 734195 / a.v.o’ or Dr Jonathan Hill, School Research Director:

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