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Lecturer for Dental Sciences

Requisition ID:  24801

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  10-Jan-2023


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.



Lecturer Grade F: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum


Closing Date: 08 February 2023


The Role


We are looking for a suitably qualified Lecturer to deliver teaching, assessment and support for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching, assessment, curriculum development, student mentoring and supervision and to also provide input into the wider academic, scholarly, administrative and professional requirements of the school.


Further information about the Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences can be found at


This is a full-time, 5 year fixed term post.


Informal enquires may be made to  Professor Janice Ellis at, Dr Heidi Bateman at or Pamela White at


Key Accountabilities

  • To deliver teaching for the School of Dental Sciences and other undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, particularly in gross anatomy practical sessions using cadaveric material
  • Applicants must be able to provide evidence of the ability and expertise to teach up to Honours level in relevant subjects. Applicants must possess either MBBS or a degree in a relevant Bio-medical Science. Applicants should also have experience of undergraduate teaching and/or demonstrating, and have undertaken some training in connection with this

Responsible to the Head of the School of Dental Sciences, you will:

  • Make a significant contribution to the School’s, and Faculty’s, delivery of undergraduate anatomy and other teaching, learning and assessment
  • Deliver programmes of anatomy and other teaching in the School of Dental Sciences and subject to the Head of School’s agreement on other degree courses offered by the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This may include giving lectures and leading/teaching demonstrations in the Anatomy practical classes
  • Contribute to the marking of examinations and assignments within the programmes taught by the School
  • Undertake other academic and administrative duties as seen necessary by the Head of School, including education quality assurance, student admissions, recruitment, appraisal and tutoring
  • Engage in clinical education research in their area of expertise.

​​​​​​​Develop and deliver teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates to meet School and Faculty teaching objectives, specifically:

  • Develop and deliver lectures, seminars and practicals for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School, including application of innovative research-led teaching
  • Undertake supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate project work
  • Contribute to curriculum development by designing and developing new courses and/or modes of delivery
  • Set and mark assessments including both formative and summative
  • Prepare course materials, including course study guides and resources for teaching and learning

Undertake activities in order to support students, specifically:

  • Advise students and provide feedback in relation to their academic progress
  • Act as a personal tutor for individual students in line with University Regulations
  • Contribute to administration in order to ensure the effective organisation of degree programmes within the School and Faculty
  • Contribute to scholarship and research in order to enhance the reputation of the School, Faculty and University
  • Undertake other duties as seen as necessary by the Head of School; this may include contributions to other undergraduate courses in the School and postgraduate programmes


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of teaching to dental, medical or other undergraduate students
  • Experience of teaching in a further or Higher Educational Institution or teaching hospital
  • Experience of offering effective student support and guidance
  • Experience of teaching or training health professionals
  • An active interest in current developments in the clinical education development arena
  • Interest in developing knowledge and skills in anatomy teaching.
  • Interest in the development of pedagogy and improving quality in this area
  • Ability to deliver lectures, seminars and practical sessions to both small and large groups of students
  • Ability to develop innovative and effective teaching materials, including technology enhanced learning modalities
  • A developing research profile in Clinical education research
  • Must be prepared to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively with others
  • To be open to learning and developing new teaching approaches
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Is able to manage their time efficiently, including ability to work effectively to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to engage in continuing professional development and learn and develop new skills and expertise
  • Evidence of the ability to meet deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities



  • MBBS or first degree in a relevant subject i.e. Biomedical Sciences
  • Postgraduate qualification in clinical education and/or recognition with Advance HE



The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24801