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Principal Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)

Allied Health Professions

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £51,034 to £64,145 pro rata, per annum
Part Time - 0.5 FTE - Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 13 September 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 02 October 2019
Reference:  1177919CF

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton is at the forefront of world-class teaching and research. We provide a first-class environment for exciting, cutting edge education to prepare tomorrow’s allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and clinical physiologists to shape and advance practice across the world ( We maintained our position as a leading research intensive School of Health Sciences in the UK in our REF 2014 result ranking us joint first for impact, with 94% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We wish to enhance our established Physiotherapy education programmes with the appointment of a Principal Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy. Our BSc Physiotherapy course currently ranks 1st in the UK and 1st for research quality (Complete University Guide 2019). We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated professional to teach and lead education in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and across generic areas, and be involved in research activities in line with the Faculty’s research strategy. 

The School has recently amalgamated into the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences (FELS), which offers further opportunities for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and has involved the redevelopment of new purpose-built clinical teaching and research facilities at the University campus. 

In this role you will:

  • Teach into undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physiotherapy, with responsibility for unit of study coordination and contribute to curriculum development within your area of expertise (musculoskeletal);
  • Provide academic leadership for musculoskeletal Physiotherapy;
  • Perform student support as an academic tutor, and support of students on clinical placements;
  • Supervise and examine postgraduate research students and be involved in pedagogic / physiotherapy practitioner research activities in line with the Faculty’s research strategy.

To succeed in securing this role, you will have:

  • HCPC registration and be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; 
  • Doctoral level qualification in a field relevant to physiotherapy
  • Academic experience in higher education. 
  • Formal teaching qualification(s);
  • Clinical expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy;
  • Experience in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation preferably in musculoskeletal physiotherapy;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop academic teams in teaching;
  • A successful background in independent research (pedagogic or practitioner);
  • Vision for the future of Physiotherapy in a changing health climate, understanding of changes in the health sector and its impact around your discipline;
  • Evidence of effective inter-personal skills;

A Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is also required for this role.

 For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Dr Ruth Turk, Programme Manager (

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application. 

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1177919CF on all correspondence.

If you are shortlisted references will be requested from your given referees (where permission has been granted) prior to interview to assist with the recruitment process.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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