Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
12 Aug 2022
Closing Date:
11 Sep 2022
Salary Range:

With our academic staff delivering to 2000 students, the Department of Allied Health Professions at Sheffield Hallam is dynamic, forward thinking, friendly – and one of the UK’s largest providers of allied health professions education. We have been delivering occupational therapy for 29 years and our teaching staff are qualified occupational therapists with a wealth of experience in the clinical environment.

We are growing our team due to expansion of our pre-registration programmes: BSc Occupational Therapy, Degree Apprenticeship in Occupational Therapy and MSc Occupational Therapy. You will contribute to and lead a range of modules and modes of teaching and learning across our programmes, engaging with students through lectures, workshops, action learning sets, practical activities, clinical simulation, and placement learning. You will also be encouraged to develop research and scholarly activity to further your own academic profile and enhance your teaching.

We particularly welcome applicants with experience of contemporary occupational therapy practice and any of the following areas: creativity and occupation, mental health and learning disabilities, vocational rehabilitation, healthy ageing and wellbeing, children and young people and sensory integration education.

There will be an opportunity within this role to contribute to our new MSc Sensory Integration Education collaborative course provision with our partnership organisation, supporting its ongoing development. You will also play a strategic role in placement learning for our pre-registration MSc Occupational Therapy provision.

You must have a professional qualification and substantive practical experience in occupational therapy and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

You will also have:

  • Well-developed and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of critical, practical, and theoretical issues relevant to contemporary occupational therapy practice
  • Experience of teaching, training, or supervising Occupational Therapy students at undergraduate and/ or postgraduate level
  • Experience of contributing to knowledge in your field e.g. research publications, practice development, service redesign, innovation, or creative work

For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic candidates and male candidates, who are underrepresented in this area/ this type of job at Sheffield Hallam. We also welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements. This post is particularly well suited to those who wish to combine a part-time academic role whilst working part-time in clinical practice.