Senior Lecturer/Reader In Optometry And Visual Sciences

Opening Date:
8 Dec 2022
Closing Date:
3 Jan 2023
Salary Range:


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

We are proud to have been one of the first optometry schools in the world, having started teaching technical optics in 1898 and delivering full-time courses for optometrists since 1927. Our team comprises academic colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, including; optometry, orthoptics, biology, physics, psychology and mathematics. Our strong and positive relationships with ophthalmology departments and leading optometrists allow us to pull together an outstanding team of academics, visiting clinical tutors and guest lecturers for our programmes.

The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the research and educational activities of the Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences. They will lead individual and collaborative research and contribute significantly to the achievement of the research objectives of the School. They will maintain a national/international profile as a researcher developing and contributing to the work of the Applied Vision Research Centre maintaining academic excellence. They will also support educational development and undergraduate/ postgraduate students.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint a fulltime Senior Lecturer (SL) or Reader who has a national (SL)/international (Reader) profile (Reader) as a researcher. The candidate will be responsible for leading research activities building on the achievements and profile of the Department and School. They will lead research through attracting funding and enhancing scholarship to build the achievements and profile of the School and University. They will also demonstrate a track record of published research findings of national (SL) and international (Reader) significance depending on role.

This is a diverse and dynamic role in which candidates will have the opportunity to develop and extend their academic career.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 3rd January 2023 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are likely to be held on 25 January 2023.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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