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Clinical Teaching Fellow

Requisition ID:  21442

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  21-Jul-2022


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.


What’s in it for you? 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. Newcastle is an inclusive global University community 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.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global 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 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.


Salary: £31,623 - £38,746 per annum


Closing Date: 31 August 2022


The Role


The School of Dental Sciences is looking for a suitably qualified dentist for the role of Clinical Teaching Fellow. You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the clinical teaching within the School and teaching duties may be within a range of clinical disciplines, dependant on the needs of the programmes.


It is essential that you have a BDS (or equivalent), an academic teaching qualification 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 management skills. 


Further information about the School of Dental Science can be found here. The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform, found here.


This is a full-time, 24 month fixed-term post.


Informal enquires may be made to Dr Simon Stone (

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 on occasion be required to deliver teaching 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 it is envisaged that for this post, you will be predominantly within Restorative dentistry involving clinical training and supervision of undergraduate students
  • 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
  • Identify and undertake a programme of professional development


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Evidence of relevant formal post-graduate training (for example completion of Dental Foundation Training or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable technical/clinical skills and experience in dentistry
  • Experience of teaching in a dental clinical setting
  • Broad understanding of the UG programmes within the School


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 of 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
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters in Clinical Education or registration with the HEA (or equivalent)


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: 21442