Senior Lecturer in Optometry (x 2)

Opening Date:
1 Oct 2019
Closing Date:
25 Oct 2019
Salary Range:

Employment type: Permanent
Employment basis: Role 1 – Full-time (1.0 fte)
Role 2 – Part-time (0.6 fte)
Role 1 – Salary is in the range £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (1.0 fte)
Role 2 – Salary is in the range £24,193 to £29,732 per annum (£40,322 to £49,553 per annum x 0.6 fte)

The University of Portsmouth has a history of teaching in clinical subjects and is expanding academic development in new and emerging health fields. The School of Health and Care Professions has an established profile in the sector, which is now growing with the addition of a number of exciting, new subject areas. Vision sciences plays an integral part of this growth in our academic profile and is supported by a team of dedicated and talented staff within optometry and the wider school. The teaching on our integrated masters course utilises our purpose built, teaching facilities as well as our state-of-the-art eye clinic which provides optometry services to members of the public in the local area, free at point of delivery.

We are seeking applications from an optometrist with an interest in teaching optometry and engaging in scholarly activity in higher education. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to curriculum design, course development, liaison with potential placements and professional statutory and regulatory bodies. The successful applicant will undertake lecturing, delivering practical classes and supervision of real patient episodes. An appropriate Honours degree (or equivalent qualifications and clinical experience) is required.

Applicants should have a sound background in optometric practice and should be registered as an optometrist with the General Optical Council. Experience in curriculum design, teaching and assessment in the Higher Education sector although desirable is not essential and continued engagement with practice is encouraged.

Appointments will be made on the Senior Lecturer scale according to qualifications and experience. Fractional appointments will be considered. Please indicate in the ‘reasons for applying’ section of your application form which role you wish to be considered for.

Further information and the application form can be found here: