Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

Opening Date:
29 Jan 2021
Closing Date:
7 Mar 2021
Salary Range:

Post Details
Full Time (100% FTE)
Open ended contract (Teaching & Scholarship OR Teaching & Research)

A secondment to this role would also be considered.

Full details of the post can be found here:

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 22 March 2021

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311

The Post
We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and talented Paramedic to join the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport as Senior Lecturer to lead our new BSc Paramedic Science Programme. The successful candidate will be an HCPC registered paramedic who has explicit knowledge of the College of Paramedics Educational Framework.

Those applying for the Teaching and Scholarly post should hold significant Practice/professional experience and/or PhD/Clinical Doctorate (working towards or achieved). Evidence of engagement in pedagogic and/or practitioner research and other scholarly activities is required.

Those applying for the Teaching and Research post should possess a PhD/Clinical Doctorate (or near completion) and be able to carry out independent research and act as principal investigator. Ideally they will have research supervision experience at a range of levels. They should also show evidence of design, development and delivery of programmes at various levels. For both the T&S and T&R post, candidates must demonstrate evidence of academic leadership.

The candidate should possess extensive teaching experience in Paramedic practice, Programme development expertise and ideally experience of HCPC approval events. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven track record in Paramedic Practice, leadership, policy and staff development. Experience of supervising, supporting and assessing paramedic students is essential. The successful applicant will work with existing Faculty staff to deliver excellence in teaching to all Faculty students.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Ashley Shepherd, Head of Health Sciences, email:

About Us
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University’s sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

Health Sciences
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked first in Scotland and 12th in the UK for Health Science research. We have a number of research groups which span subjects including ‘Enhancing Self-care’ and ‘Cancer care’ and have a thriving post-graduate research community of PhD and Clinical Doctorate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities. Our BSc Nursing (Adult or Mental Health) course has won 9 Student Nursing Times Awards since 2012 including UK Nurse educator of the year twice. We have also received multiple commendations from the NMC for our close working relationships with NHS partners.