Clinical Teaching Fellow

Requisition ID:  26812
Location: 

Malaysia, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  2 Apr 2024

 

Salary: £33,966 per annum

 

Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

 

Closing Date: 16 April 2024

 

The Role

 

This is an exciting opportunity for eight clinical teaching fellows to join the team in Malaysia delivering education to medical students at NUMed. To be eligible you need to be a medical practitioner who is registered with one or both of the GMC (General Medical Council) or the MMC (Malaysian Medical Council), and have either a minimum of three years post-first degree qualification experience, or have two years’ experience and successful completion of a Master’s degree. In practice this means that by  August 2024 you must have completed the UK Foundation programme (or equivalent) plus have completed at least one additional year of post graduate experience; or have completed the UK Foundation programme (or equivalent) and have successfully completed a Master’s degree; or have completed the UK Foundation programme (or equivalent), have completed at least one additional year of post graduate experience and have successfully completed a Master’s degree.

 

You need to wish to develop expertise in undergraduate medical teaching in an international setting. The post will be hosted by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia on their campus and at associated clinical facilities within Johor, Malaysia as part of the clinical teaching faculty of NUMed.  

 

You will mainly be teaching clinical knowledge and skills on campus and associated clinical teaching facilities, with some opportunity for development of teaching and learning activities and resources. You will be expected to provide learning support, pastoral care and academic mentoring to students, and to use your subject expertise to contribute more widely to the school’s teaching activities. You will not be required to work clinically during your time in Malaysia.

 

You will be supported in your move to Malaysia. NUMed will help support you in your visa application, flight reimbursements, airport transfer and hotel accommodation for 2 weeks. You will undergo a comprehensive health check in Malaysia ahead of receiving health insurance for the duration of your stay. Once in Malaysia, you will be able to travel to Singapore as often as you wish.

 

You can choose whether to take the clinical teaching fellow posts for one or two years. Malaysian visa rules require that at the start of the post (August 2024) you either have a minimum of three years post-first degree qualification experience, or have two years’ experience and successful completion of a Master’s degree.

 

Candidates wishing to discuss the posts may contact:

Dr Joanna Matthan joanna.matthan2@newcastle.edu.my 

Prof Hari Radhakrishna harinarayan.radhakrishna1@newcastle.edu.my

Dr Eleanor Grogan eleanor.grogan@ncl.ac.uk 

 

For more information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences please visit:

https://newcastle.sharepoint.com/hub/medical 

 

For more information about the School of Medical Education please visit: 

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sme/ 

 

The School/Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver 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. 

 

Key Accountabilities

  • To provide the Clinical Teaching Fellow with experience and academic training in developing and delivering clinical teaching,
  • To deliver excellent teaching to undergraduate medical students at NUMed Malaysia within the campus and associated clinical facilities throughout Johor, Malaysia.

 

Teaching     

  • The successful applicants will be part of a team of clinical teaching fellows who make an important contribution to developing, coordinating and delivering the undergraduate teaching programme at NUMed,
  • The posts will provide teaching to undergraduate medical students on campus and within associated clinical facilities throughout Johor, Malaysia for NUMed Malaysia. There are currently around 800 students enrolled in total, with an intake of approximately 140-150 medical students per year,
  • You would predominantly teach small groups in the classroom or clinical skills room, as well as providing pastoral support and academic mentoring to students,
  • You would be expected to develop personal teaching and educational skills.

 

Additional Opportunities

  • You can work towards fellowship / senior fellowship of the AdvanceHE which would be fully funded,
  • You can undertake the Newcastle University Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education during this period. If you already have this qualification (or equivalent), you may be able to undertake another Newcastle University PG certificate subject to NUMed approval,  
  • There is also the potential to carry out small-scale research and audit projects in the field of medical education, public health, healthcare management etc, by local negotiation and subject to ethical approvals once in Malaysia.

 

Remuneration 

 

Salary scale

  • This will be as appropriate to the level of the post-holder on the NUMed salary scale (Year 1) and will be RM 8084.57, or RM 9094.05 per month (the latter for candidates with MRCP, MRCOG, MRCPCH qualifications or equivalent),
  • In addition, the terms and conditions include a return economy class flight from the UK (to be reimbursed by NUMed), a general allowance (RM 1633.33) accommodation allowance (RM878.17), and a supplemental allowance (RM3936.75).

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

 

Essential

  • Computer literate,
  • Good communication skills.

 

Desirable

  • Evidence of educational achievement and progression,
  • Teaching experience,
  • Good team working.

 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students, 
  • Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team, 
  • Sensitivity to the views of others, 
  • Enthusiasm for the task in hand, 
  • Must be willing to work flexibly according to teaching workload. 

 

Qualifications

  • By August 2024, have successfully completion the UK Foundation programme or equivalent,
  • By August 2024 have either:
    • completed a minimum of three years post-first degree qualification experience,
    • or have completed two years post-qualification experience and have a Master’s degree,
  • Medical practitioner who is registered with one or both of the GMC (General Medical Council) or the MMC (Malaysian Medical Council).

 

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

 

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

 

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

 

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26812