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Clinical Fellow

Requisition ID:  8941

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  02-Jun-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £31,003.00 - £52,090.00 per annum

Closing Date: 23 June 2021



The Role


The School of Dental Sciences is looking for a suitably qualified dentist for the role of Clinical  Fellow. This post is intended as a first step in a clinical academic career. You will be expected to contribute to teaching within the school, will also be required to become actively involved in the research programme of the school and to register for a PhD under staff regulations which will be based on educational research.

It is essential that you have a BDS (or equivalent), detailed knowledge of general dentistry applicable to undergraduate curriculum and significant experience of UK General Dental Practice beyond Foundation Training Level.  You will have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and have a strong commitment to develop your teaching and research skills. 


Further information about the School of Dental Science can be found at www.ncl.ac.uk/dental/

The appointment is full time and tenable for 6 years in the first instance.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Simon Stone at simon.stone@ncl.ac.uk


 Key Accountabilities


  • Contribute to the delivery of an exceptional educational experience in both undergraduate programmes within the School (BDS and BSc in Oral and Dental Health Sciences), but may be required to deliver teaching elsewhere in the curriculum or within one of our postgraduate programmes
  • Take an active and significant role in the development and delivery of clinical teaching. Teaching duties may be within a range of clinical disciplines, dependant on the needs of the programmes and skill set of the successful applicant but predominantly in the discipline of Dental Emergency with some sessions supporting anatomy teaching within the dissecting room
  • Make a contribution to the pastoral support of students
  • Fully engage with quality assurance and enhancement processes within the School and carry out administrative tasks and other duties to support the educational programme
  • Register for a PhD based on educational research

The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Evidence of relevant formal post-graduate training (for example completion of Dental Foundation Training or equivalent)
  • Completion of DCT 1 or equivalent
  • Demonstrable clinical skills and experience in dentistry
  • Experience of teaching in a dental clinical setting
  • Knowledge of general dentistry applicable to the undergraduate programmes and curriculum within the School
  • Some experience of research or audit


  • Additional skills or training in clinical techniques beyond Dental Foundation training.
  • Completion of DCT2.
  • Experience of more than one area of practice within dental services e.g secondary care/specialist practice/salaried dental service.


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of the ability to meet deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities
  • Understanding and commitment to the University’s education strategy, mission and engagement strategy
  • Commitment to own personal development, including a strong desire to develop educational skills




  • BDS
  • Current and full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council
  • A teaching qualification (Higher Education Academy Fellowship or equivalent) or the expectation of completing a teaching qualification while in post



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 8941