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Lecturer in Speech and Language Sciences

Requisition ID:  4761

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
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 - £55,750 Pro Rata

Closing Date: 26 June 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 teaching and research in Speech and Language Sciences. You will be a speech and language therapist specialising in adult acquired speech, language and communication disorders, specifically aphasia. As a Practice Educator you will supervise clinical placements for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PGT) students in the Tavistock Aphasia Centre (one of our campus clinics). As a member of our team you will benefit from opportunity to support the personal and professional development of our engaged students across both undergraduate and post graduate programmes in pre-registration speech and language therapy Health and Care Professions Council approved Programmes. 


Any informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Helen Stringer, Head of Speech and Language Sciences and/or Helen Nazlie, Director of Clinical Education helen.stringer@ncl.ac.uk or helen.nazlie@ncl.ac.uk


This position is a part time 12 month fixed term maternity leave cover 0.5 FTE.


Key Accountabilities

  • 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.
  • Contribute to clinical education across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Provide a range of timely student support to enhance student experience and achievements.
  • Lead on the client screening process for the Tavistock Aphasia Centre. 
  • 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)
  • Practice Educator experience supervising students on SLT clinical placements (essential)
  • Experience of teaching at UG, and/or PG levels. This can include support to seminars, demonstration, etc. (desirable)
  • Ability to plan and oversee assessment and therapy for people with aphasia (essential)


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Ability to engage with and respond enthusiastically and positively to students (essential)
  • Ability to work collaboratively, constructively and flexibly with academic and clinical colleagues, students and support staff (essential)
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing (essential)
  • Willingness to contribute to engagement activities with professional partners at local and national levels (essential)



  • Qualified speech and language therapist, registered or eligible to register with the HCPC and existing or eligible to be member of the RCSLT (appointment of overseas qualified therapists would be subject to successful HCPC registration and RCSLT membership) (essential)
  • 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: 4761


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.