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Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Job Description

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy – Full Time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000018584

Date posted: 01/11/2022

Application closing date: 27/11/2022

Salary: £42,155 – £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description
Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, to join our team teaching our MSc in Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration). If you are passionate about the development of the occupational therapy profession and preparing future occupational therapists, this is the job for you! As a member of the Allied Health & Social Work Subject Group, you will be joining a vibrant academic team who work with other colleagues across the school as part of a supportive, collaborative interprofessional community for both education and research.

Our large facility is versatile and covers everything from online learning, classroom tutorials, a critical care unit and clinical ward to a home environment. Our simulation and clinical skills centre and is also utilised to facilitate learning and simulation to a number of external organisations and private companies. For a virtual tour of the simulation centre, click here.

The Role

You will be working with an expert enthusiastic team committed to providing an outstanding student experience on our Allied Health and Social Work programmes, at all academic levels. We are particularly looking for people who are enthusiastic about education leadership.

You will be supported in the role to further develop your own academic career in your identified academic pathway (Professional Practice, Learning & Teaching, Research or Business & Enterprise) through access to a range of resources available to all University staff and through a coaching approach to personal development. We work in an inclusive way and can support flexible and remote working. We will also consider applications for part-time time working, job sharing and secondments.

If you are excited at the prospect of joining our fantastic interprofessional team as Programme Leader for occupational therapy, then we’d love to receive an application from you!

Who we’re looking for

Essential requirements

  • Current registration with the relevant Professional Statutory Regulatory Body for the role
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching, assessing, and supporting learners in a higher education and/or clinical practice setting
  • A growing research profile including peer reviewed publications and professional dissemination activity
  • Commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development
  • Experience of working clinically

Desirable requirements

  • Doctoral level qualification
  • Post-graduate certificate in higher education or equivalent
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • Evidence of applying for external funding

For more information on the position, please click here for a comprehensive list of responsibilities and requirements.

How will we reward you?

Salary: £42,155 – £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)

Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of up to 23% and a minimum of 46 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information

Application closing date: Sunday 27 November

Interview date: December 2022

For general inquiries. please contact our Recruitment Team at

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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