Professor (Physiotherapy)

Opening Date:
15 Sep 2022
Closing Date:
16 Oct 2022
Salary Range:

The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and forward-looking School and is seeking outstanding applicants of international reputation for a The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and forward-looking School and is seeking outstanding applicants of international reputation for a Professorial position in an area related to Physiotherapy. The successful candidate will have an established international record of high-quality publications and a substantial record of collaborative research grant income that compliments the School Research themes which are:

  • Optimising wellbeing and the management of long term conditions
  • Optimising service delivery and organisation
  • Optimising health through activity, lifestyles and technology.

The school is a leading UK provider of nursing and allied health professional education. The School’s research is recognised for its quality and is directed at informing improvements healthcare delivery. The Physiotherapy programme is ranked 3rd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023). In REF 2021 the University is ranked 14th in the UK on research power and 19th on quality, 11th for the reach and significance of our impact, and 16th for environment and culture. We are ranked first in Wales. The School’s recent REF submission included significant increases in the number of staff returned, external research income and PhD completions. Further development of research capacity is a priority for the School and we would look to the appointee to contribute to this, both in terms of personal research and mentoring and support for colleagues.

This position would suit a candidate with an excellent track record of attracting external funding, high quality research publications, and demonstrable research impact, making a major contribution to academic and societal issues in patient care.

More information on the School research portfolio can be found here:

Candidates will demonstrate high level collaborative leadership and motivational skills with an inclusive and engaging team-leading ethos, with the ability to positively communicate and influence a diverse stakeholder group. You will have experience of developing and delivering research support programmes as well as the development and implementation of strategy and policy with an understanding of academic research and governance. Developing research capability and capacity in physiotherapy and the broader research portfolio aligned to the themes is one of the key aspects to this role. Target setting for income, line management, teaching and collaborative working with the Professional Heads and Directors within the School, especially those linked to Physiotherapy, will also be important.

The post holder will work closely with the School’s research theme leads and contribute to general research activities and management within the School and where appropriate the wider University. A significant contribution to teaching, innovation and enterprise is expected.

We welcome excellent applicants from relevant disciplinary backgrounds who can demonstrate application to Physiotherapy research and teaching. This position is full-time, and open-ended. Successful candidates will be employed on a Teaching and Research career pathway.