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Lecturer in Speech and Language Sciences (T&S)

Requisition ID:  5207

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Part 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: £30,942 - £44,045 pro rata  

Closing Date: 21 October 2020




The role


In the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) you will be part of a diverse and collegiate team of academics, clinicians, researchers and professional support staff delivering high quality academic and clinical teaching in Speech and Language Sciences. You will be a speech and language therapist specialising in adult acquired speech, language and communication disorders.


You will contribute to our academic and clinical teaching across both undergraduate and post graduate programmes, predominantly in pre-registration speech and language therapy Health and Care Professions Council approved Programmes. As a member of our team you will also benefit from opportunity to support the personal and professional development of our engaged students.


Any informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Helen Stringer, Head of Speech and Language Sciences and/or Dr Julie Morris, Head of School (helen.stringer@ncl.ac.uk; julie.morris@ncl.ac.uk).


This vacancy is part time, 0.5FTE, for a fixed term 3 year period, with earliest possible start date



Key Accountabilities


The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • To contribute to teaching and learning across modules and programmes within Speech and Language Sciences (SLS), specifically in adult acquired speech, language and communication disorders
  • Contribute to provision of in-house clinical placements in the Tavistock Aphasia Centre, including supervision and assessment of students, oversight and support for therapy planning and delivery
  • Maintain and/or develop teaching and learning material
  • Provide a range of timely student support to enhance student experience and achievements, including personal tutoring
  • Set, mark and assess coursework and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students
  • Depending on experience, take responsibility for a defined administrative role such as Module Leader
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research projects if appropriate
  • To undertake academic duties as required by the Head of School



The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Specialist subject knowledge related to acquired disorders in speech, language and communication (essential)
  • Experience of teaching at UG, and/or PG levels. This can include support to seminars, demonstration, etc. (essential)
  • Practice Educator experience supervising students on SLT clinical placements (desirable)
  • Experience with problem based learning approaches (desirable)
  • Experience with online/remote delivery of teaching or training (desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Commitment to personal development and updating of knowledge and skills (essential)
  • Ability to engage with and respond enthusiastically and positively to students (essential)
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing (essential)
  • Ability to work collaboratively, constructively and flexibly with academic and clinical colleagues, students and support staff (essential)
  • Willingness to contribute to engagement activities with professional partners at local and national levels (essential)
  • High level of planning, organisational and administrative skills (essential)





  • Qualified speech and language therapist, registered or demonstrably eligible to register with the HCPC and existing or demonstrably eligible to be member of the RCSLT (appointment of overseas qualified therapists would be subject to successful HCPC registration and RCSLT membership) (essential)
  • PhD in speech sciences or related subject (desirable)
  • Teaching qualification or related training, for example, in Clinical Education (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.


Requisition ID: 5207


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.