Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
25 Aug 2022
Closing Date:
26 Sep 2022
Salary Range:

We are looking for a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy to support the delivery of our graduate entry MSc Physiotherapy programme and  our postgraduate MSc Contemporary Physio Practice.

The University of Lincoln has established a reputation as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing universities in the UK. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city it has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Lincoln is currently ranked in the top 20 Universities for student satisfaction in both the Complete University and Guardian University Guides 2022.

Physiotherapy is in the School of Health and Social Care ,which is part of  the College of Social Science, along with the Schools of Psychology, Sports and Exercise Science, Education, Social and Political Sciences and the Lincoln Law School. We also work closely with the School of Pharmacy and the Lincoln Medical School in the College of Science.

Key responsibilities:

The responsibilities of a Senior Lecturer are wide ranging and may change over time according to the development needs of the department and the individual. In general a Senior Lecturer can expect to undertake any of the following:

Teaching and Learning Support

  • To engage in teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes as determined by the Deputy Head of School. The range of teaching duties may change
    from time to time.
  • Take responsibility for the design, content and delivery of specific areas of teaching
    and learning and for the quality of teaching delivered.
  • Ensure that teaching content is appropriately informed by current research and advanced scholarly activity.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the School’s programmes.
  • Work in accordance with University policies and procedures to undertake assessment of students’ work and give feedback.
    Research, Scholarly Activity and Professional Practice
  • Conduct individual and / or collaborative scholarly and / or professional practice projects.
  • Identify sources of funding and contribute to the projects of securing funds for own scholarly activities, where appropriate.
  • Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship and professional practice to teaching and appropriate external activities.
  • Engage in subject professional and pedagogy research as required to support teaching activities and contribute towards the priorities of the School and / or College.
  • Ensure that outcomes of scholarly activity and/or professional practice are appropriately disseminated in peer reviewed outlets.
  • Supervise and manage projects if required.

Liaison and Networking

  • Establish contacts within the wider community; disseminate knowledge through public
    activities which enhance the reputation of the School or College.
  • Participate in academic activities with industry and other external partners.
  • Maintain and develop links with relevant professional bodies and academic groups.
  • Represent the School or College on appropriate external bodies.
  • Take part in relevant internal boards, committees and working groups at College or University level as required.
  • Liaise with subject librarians, central timetabling and other services to ensure resources
    available are appropriately deployed.

Team Working

  • Act as a responsible team member, leading modules or programmes and co-ordinating the work of others to identify and respond to student needs.
  • May be expected to supervise the work of others and/or participate in peer observation of teaching.

Student Support

  • Act as academic tutor to students as allocated by the Deputy Head of School and act as first line contact for them for advice and support on academic matters, ensuring
    that students are directed to relevant support services when necessary.
  • Supervise research degree students as appropriate.
  • Supervise student projects and placements as appropriate.


  • Carry out specific departmental roles and functions as may reasonably be required – these being equitably distributed across the academic staff.
  • Assist in student recruitment activities, including interviews, open days and external recruitment events.
  • Engage in appropriate training programmes in the University.
  • Actively follow and promote University policies.
  • Participate in the staff appraisal scheme.