Lecturer in Oral/Maxillofacial Pathology

Requisition ID:  26224

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  18 Sep 2023

Salary: £35,254 to £61,042 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: 20 October 2023


The Role


We are looking for a suitably qualified individual for the post of Clinical Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. You will be required to become actively involved in the teaching and research within  the School. In research, you will be expected to contribute to existing research activity in the area of Applied Oral Health, developing towards independence as a researcher. In teaching, you will be expected to contribute to academic and clinical teaching on our undergraduate clinical BDS and BSc courses and contribute to the administration of the programmes where required. Appropriately qualified candidates will be expected to complete an approved specialty training programme in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology leading to CCST in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. The post has been approved for specialist training by the Postgraduate Dean. The successful candidate will be expected to benchmark via NHS Specialty Training National Recruitment at the appropriate time.


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Informal enquires may be made to Dr Chris Vernazza, Head of School of Dental Sciences or Dr Anne Chambers, Consultant Histopathologist by e-mailing christopher.vernazza@ncl.ac.uk or anne.chambers@nhs.net


Further information about the School of Dental Sciences can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/dental/   


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at a level applicable to teaching on the undergraduate BDS/BSc curriculum
  • Experience of teaching in a Higher Education setting
  • Evidence of leadership in an academic setting
  • Experience of undertaking research
  • Experience of preparing research proposals for submission to competitive funding organisations (e.g. NIHR or Industry)
  • Evidence of publication within peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about dental topics with patients and colleagues


  • An awareness of significant developments in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology globally and in the UK.
  • Supervision of postgraduate students in research
  • An interest in research in Applied Oral Health
  • Satisfied benchmarking or demonstrated eligibility for Specialty Training from benchmarking in UK National Recruitment



Attributes and Behaviour

  • Commitment to the University's research-strategy and mission
  • Commitment to the University and School's engagement strategy
  • Commitment to own personal development and understand its importance
  • Ability to work in teams and across disciplines
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • At the time of appointment will have satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) or Disclosure Scotland/ Access NI checks (or equivalent)



  • BDS Degree
  • Full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council (GDC)
  • PhD or equivalent, in a topic related to dentistry or oral health that aligns to the school’s research themes
  • Eligible for honorary clinical status with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NTN (A)
  • Fellowship of HEA or equivalent and/or an academic teaching qualification.
  • Demonstrates the competencies required at the end of a UK Dental Core Training Programme Year 2 by either:             
  • Evidence of completion of DCT 2/3 or
  • National Certificate of Dental Core Equivalence at the time of application


  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS)/Membership of the Joint Faculties (MJDF) or equivalent

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.

 In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 
Requisition ID: 26224