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  • Post Date : June 4, 2021
  • Salary: £41526 - £49553
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Lecturer – Teaching and Research – School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences – 97435 – Grade 8

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Position Details

Lecturer in Innovation in Placement Education
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553, with potential progression once in post to £55,750
Grade 8
Full Time/Permanent
Closing date – 9th June 2021

The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is world-leading school that performs cutting-edge and translational research in all aspects of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. This allows us to address societal challenges from multidisciplinary perspectives through impactful research that also enriches our degree programmes.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Innovation in Placement Education who will make a significant contribution to education and research in physiotherapy. The appointed individual will also be expected to make a substantial contribution to the management and administration within the School and to undertake research in an area aligned with physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, having been awarded Athena SWAN Silver status, is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity, and therefore welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our global community.

The University of Birmingham holds Advance HE Race Equality Charter and Athena Swan Charter bronze awards and is a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion. Further information about working at the University of Birmingham, including information about employee benefits and childcare provision is at https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/index.aspx

Role Summary

The appointed candidate will significantly contribute to research, teaching and administration within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, helping to deliver the School’s vision of aspirational researchers leading inspirational learning.

The appointee will develop, conduct and disseminate research of the highest quality and through collaboration across disciplinary areas will carry out research that delivers impactful outcomes within the field of Physiotherapy. With a national reputation, they will generate research income through external and/or commercial funding and attract and supervise high-quality doctoral students.

As part of the placement education team the post holder will be responsible for innovation in the provision of healthcare placement education. In partnership with key stakeholders, they will develop world leading placement opportunities for the School’s physiotherapy students.

Working in close collaboration with others, the post holder will be expected to contribute to activities across the School and will be provided with opportunities to develop their leadership across the wider School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

We encourage applications from individuals with research and teaching experience in all areas of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation but have particular interest in applications from individuals with experience in healthcare placement education.

Main duties


  • To plan and carry out high quality research, using appropriate methodology and techniques.
  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, execute and publish high quality research outputs.
  • Manage personal research activities.
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally.
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding.
  • Make contributions to knowledge transfer into healthcare settings.
Learning and Teaching
To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching. Where appropriate, this may include:

  • Teaching and examining courses at a range of levels in area of expertise.
  • Planning and reviewing own teaching approaches.
  • Development of module proposals and making contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the School.
  • Use of appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field.
  • Devising and supervising projects, student dissertations and practical work.
  • Develop and contribute to innovative approaches to healthcare placement education that enhance students’ experience and employability.
  • Evaluate innovative approaches to placement education and disseminate good practice internally and externally to the university
To lead activities in the School and where appropriate to sit on University committees or working groups. This may include:

  • Contribution to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the School particularly in the area of placement education.
  • Contribution to devising and implementing new and/or revised teaching and research processes relevant to placement education.
  • Contribution to the development of external relationships with key stake holders in healthcare placement education.
  • Actively managing equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour.
  • Promoting equality and value diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification


  • Higher degree in a related area.
  • Qualified physiotherapist holding current HCPC registration
  • Appropriate level of experience in supporting placement education in health care settings
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation in a research area related to physiotherapy or rehabilitation.
  • Evidence of having contributed to externally funded projects
  • Ability to conduct and manage own original research
  • Experience of post-graduate supervision at masters level
  • Experience of leading and delivering undergraduate and/or postgraduate learning and teaching
  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching modules.
  • Evidence of the development of new key external stakeholder relationships in healthcare e.g. clinical partners, service users
  • A commitment to quality enhancement in practice
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent academic writing skills for publication of research articles in high impact journals
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills

  • Doctoral qualification in a related area
  • Evidence of contributing to the development of successfully funded research bids
  • Established research partnerships with healthcare organisations.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Experience of post-graduate supervision at doctoral level
  • Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through their work
  • Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working

Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham
Job Academic Non-clinical
Organization Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Schedule Regular
Job Posting 19.05.2021, 6:24:37 AM
Grade (for job description) Grade 8
Salary (Pay Basis) 41,526.00
Maximum Salary 55,750.00
Advert Close Date 09.06.2021, 5:59:00 PM

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