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Lecturer for Dental Sciences

Requisition ID:  24857

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part 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.


Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum


Closing Date: 01 February 2023


The Role


We are looking for a suitably qualified Lecturer to deliver teaching, assessment and support for the undergraduate programmes in the School, specifically but not exclusively, for the BSc Oral and Dental Health Sciences which trains dental therapists. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, teaching and clinical undergraduate supervision and the wider academic, scholarly, administrative and professional requirements of the School. There will be an opportunity to undertake a Masters level qualification.


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


This is a part time (80%wte) post.


Informal enquires may be made to Dr Richard Holmes, Degree Programme Director: BSc in Oral & Dental Health Sciences by e-mailing


Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the delivery of an exceptional educational experience to undergraduate students of the school (specifically but not exclusively those undertaking the BSc in Oral & Dental Health Sciences (ODHS)
  • Work under the direction of and support senior leadership team of the BSc programme.
  • Take an active and significant role in the development and delivery  of teaching and assessment within the BSc ODHS programme.
  • Make a contribution to the pastoral support of students
  • Identify and undertake a programme of professional development
  • Undertake all required administrative duties related to programme delivery as appropriate to role.
  • Any other tasks appropriate to the post and in line with School’s business needs, such as development of new educational programmes and/or CPD


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • In depth knowledge of the field of dental therapy at a level applicable to the undergraduate BSc Oral & Dental Health Sciences curriculum
  • Experience of teaching dental/dental therapy undergraduates
  • Broad understanding of the UG programmes within the School (Desirable)


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, research and engagement strategy
  • Commitment to own personal development, including a strong desire to develop educational and research skills
  • Compliance with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust and Dental Directorate values. (An Honorary NHS Trust role will be sought for the successful candidate)



  • Higher Education Diploma in Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy or BSc in Oral and Dental Health Sciences (or equivalent) with significant post qualification experience
  • Full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters in Clinical Education or Fellowship with the HEA (Desirable)



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: 24857