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Clinical Teaching Fellow

Requisition ID:  5260

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


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: £35,845 - £40,322 per annum


Closing Date: 20 October 2020

The Role


Based in the School of Medical Education you will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic doctor who will contribute to the delivery of teaching for MBBS and other undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including clinical skills teaching and clinical reasoning. You will be involved in the delivery of our new MBBS curriculum to Years 1 and 2 undergraduate medical students. You will also be offered the opportunity to become involved in education development projects.   You would be expected to have an MBBS degree with relevant clinical practice experience and to having completed F2 is desirable. 


We are recruiting for 3 positions which are fixed term on a one, or two year fixed term contract.


If you wish to discuss the appointment informally you should contact Senior Lecturer, Cathy Williamson on e-mail Catherine.williamson@ncl.ac.uk or Deputy MBBS Degree Programme Director,  Dr Kenneth McKeegan on e-mail Kenneth.mckeegan@ncl.ac.uk.


For more information about the School of Medical Education please visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sme/


Key Accountabilities

To deliver teaching for MBBS and other undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including clinical skills teaching and clinical reasoning.

Responsible to the Head of School, you will:


  • Make a significant contribution to the School’s delivery of undergraduate clinical skills teaching, learning and assessment
  • Engage in medical education research in their area of expertise
  • Deliver programmes of clinical skills teaching in the MBBS programme and other degree courses so that undergraduate medical and other students can carry out selected clinical procedures professionally and effectively. This includes giving lectures and leading teaching demonstrations in the Clinical Skills Laboratory
  • Contribute to teaching clinical skills on postgraduate courses organised by Continuing Professional Development Course Organisers/NHS consultants
  • Conduct assessment of clinical skills subject to their approval by the appropriate Board of Examiners in the medical course; this includes both written and practical (OSCE) examination
  • Contribute to other areas of teaching as appropriate and requested by the Head of School
  • Undertake other academic and administrative duties as seen necessary by the Head of School including student admissions, recruitment, appraisal, mentoring and assessment


The Person 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Knowledge of clinical skills in current medical practice
  • Experience of teaching to MBBS or other students
  • Experience of teaching in a hospital
  • Interest in the development of pedagogy and improving quality in this area
  • An active interest in current developments in the medical education development arena (Desirable)
  • Attention to detail (Desirable)
  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills (Desirable)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality (Desirable)
  • Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively with others (Desirable)
  • To be open to learning and developing new teaching approaches (Desirable)
  • Willingness to engage in continuing professional development and learn and develop new skills and expertise (Desirable)
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude (Desirable)
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team (Desirable)
  • Ability to manage their time efficiently, including ability to work effectively to tight deadlines (Desirable)
  • Experience of offering effective student support and guidance (Desirable)
  • Experience of teaching or training health professionals (Desirable)


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



  • Medical Degree
  • Having completed F2 training (Desirable)



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 School of Medical Education holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for women working in science, and the University holds an HR Excellence in Research award.


Please be advised that due to new minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post does not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.


Requisition ID: 5260