Professor of Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
3 Aug 2023
Closing Date:
3 Sep 2023
Salary Range:

Full Time, Permanent
Job reference: 0000020590
Salary: £65,000 – £75,000 per annum (Grade 8)
Min 45 days holiday, employer pension contributions of 23%, access to our benefits platform and much more.

We are actively seeking to hire a Professor in Physiotherapy, to join our programme team. If you are passionate about the development of the physiotherapy profession and preparing future physiotherapists, this is the job for you! As a member of the Allied Health & Social Care Sciences Subject Group, you will be joining a vibrant academic team who work with other colleagues across the school as part of a supportive, collaborative interprofessional community for both education and research.

Edinburgh Napier University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. These results, alongside our consistently positive National Student Survey results and sustained high levels of graduate employability, demonstrate the increasing impact of Edinburgh Napier’s collective work, quality and commitment.

If you are excited at the prospect of joining our fantastic team, then we’d love to receive an application from you!

The Role

We are seeking applications from experienced and highly motivated candidates who have a strong track record in research and education in physiotherapy. As a Professor in this discipline area, you will also be an experienced physiotherapy academic as well as an active researcher, ready to lead the research and income generation in this area as part of broadening the scope of our grant applications for the School.

This role demands both strong academic leadership, clear vision, and proven ability to forge connections across academic, policy, practice and third sector communities to continually build the reputation of the Theme, School and University.

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Essential requirements

  • Qualification in relevant discipline at least to postgraduate level.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to discipline.
  • Current registration with the relevant Professional Statutory Regulatory Body for the role.
  • Profile that demonstrates at least national standing and some international engagement.
  • Generation of external income.
  • Doctoral level qualification.

Application closing date: Sunday 3 September @ 11:59 pm

Interviews plan to take place mid-September – early October in-person where possible.

For general inquiries regarding this position, please contact