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Requisition ID:  8942

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  11-Jun-2021


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: £41,526.00 - £55,750.00 per annum

Closing Date: 02 July 2021


The Role


We are looking for you to work as 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 hygienists and 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. You will have a strong or developing publication record, and clearly defined research plans that will lead to internationally excellent and world-leading publications, grant applications and societal impact. There will be opportunity to make a significant contribution to research as appropriate to you through contribution in the existing areas of research in the School.


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


Informal enquires may be made to Dr Richard Holmes (Degree Programme Director) via email Richard.Holmes@newcastle.ac.uk


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.
  • Contribute to clinical teaching and supervision of undergraduate students.
  • Make a contribution to the pastoral support of students.
  • Contribute to research as appropriate in existing areas of research in the School.
  • Undertake research that will lead to internationally excellent publications with clear plans to engage appropriate independent/external research funding opportunities.
  • Contribute to research supervision following consultation with the School’s Director of Research.
  • 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 hygiene and therapy at a level applicable to the undergraduate BSc Oral & Dental Health Sciences curriculum.
  • Experience of teaching dental care professionals.
  • Broad understanding of the UG programmes within the School.
  • Experience of undertaking and enhancing research.
  • Evidence of publication within peer reviewed journals.



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 or Dental Hygiene and Therapy/BSc in Oral and Dental Health Sciences (or equivalent) with significant post qualification experience.
  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • Full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council.
  • A teaching qualification (Higher Education Academy Fellowship) or the expectation of completing a teaching qualification while in post.


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.


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.


Requisition ID: 8942