Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

£40,322 - £49,553
Town/City Portsmouth PO1 2DT
Payment type Per annum
Region South East Coast
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference ZZ006592
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer University of Portsmouth

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Vacancy details

Faculty of Science and Health
School of Sport, Health & Exercise Science
Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Interview date: 17 May 2021 
The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.
To support the development and delivery of a new pre-registration MSc Physiotherapy, the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed individuals to a full time Senior Lectureship position in Physiotherapy, but we will also consider fractional posts between 0.5fte and 1fte. The School is within the Faculty of Science and Health and is hopeful of continued success in the forthcoming REF2021, ranks amongst the leading Sport and Exercise Science providers in the UK, and has consistently boasted excellent student satisfaction.

As a Senior Lecturer, the successful candidate(s) will make a significant contribution to teaching and research activities, and support our school-wide themes: Extreme Environments; Individual, Occupational and Organisational Performance; and, Physical Activity, Health, and Rehabilitation. In addition to holding a PhD (or equivalent professional research experience) candidates will be a registered Practitioner Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who can evidence broad experience across clinical practice settings, generate and support placement activities, deliver and develop our curriculum pathways, lead and publish high quality research, and where appropriate, engage in
income generation activities.

Current ongoing research projects include biomechanical measures of rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery, exercise testing and clinical physiology relating to chronic diseases, and socio-ecological approaches to health promotion, wellness and the prevention of chronic diseases. The practical skills and techniques that you bring should complement our existing strengths through your own specialist knowledge and previous teaching experience is essential along with a strong team-focused ethos.

School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science
The school comprises ~35 academic staff, ~950 Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught/research students. Recent investments have supported our student learning experiences, research environment, and estate developments to extend beyond the current accommodation within the Spinnaker Building; as per the estate space for Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation activities. The school features excellent human analysis facilities including motion capture, force, EMG and isokinetic dynamometry, and has access to clinical teaching and simulation facilities through the Faculty of Science and Health. The school is fully committed to ensuring a supportive working and learning environment that embraces equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI).

How to apply

For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Richard Thelwell (Head of School; or Dr Tim Exell (Course convenor:

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level
in this area.   
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