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Lecturer in Speech and Language Sciences

Requisition ID:  4763

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 have a psychology background with a PhD. You will contribute to our teaching in different aspects of psychology, 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 Christos Salis helen.stringer@ncl.ac.uk or christos.salis@ncl.ac.uk


This position a fixed term 12 months maternity leave cover.


Key Accountabilities

  • To contribute to teaching and learning across modules and programmes within Speech and Language Sciences (SLS) and ECLS.
  • Deliver high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities to students in line with ECLS and Faculty teaching objectives. This will be carried out within the requiremements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Curriculum Guidance.
  • Depending on experience, maintain and/or revise teaching and learning material.
  • Depending on experience, take responsibility for a defined administrative role such as Module Leader.
  • 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.
  • Supervise undergraduate students’ research projects.
  • To undertake academic duties as required by the Head of School.


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Specialist subject knowledge in psychology (social, developmental, clinical) (essential)
  • Demonstrates understanding of the professional role of the speech and language therapist in clinical practice (essential) 
  • Experience delivering high quality and effective teaching materials to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students in a Higher Education context (essential)
  • Experience developing high quality and effective teaching materials to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students in a Higher Education context (desirable)
  • Experience working with students of speech and language therapy or speech and language therapists in practice (desirable)


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)



  • PhD in Psychology or related discipline (essential)
  • Appropriate teaching qualification (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: 4763


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.