Cardiff University Lecturer in Medical Education

Lecturer in Medical Education


School of Medicine

Teaching & Scholarship


Lecturer in Medical Education
Centre for Medical Education
School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

The Centre for Medical Education is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Medical Education to join our team of educationalists delivering postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters qualifications in medical education.  The main purpose of the role is to deliver and develop high-quality research-led teaching in medical education. To pursue excellence in teaching and learning and to inspire others to do the same. You will make a significant contribution to our growing e-learning profile and this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to our medical education portfolio.

You will join an experienced and dynamic team of educationalists, providing leadership in teaching, scholarship and CPD in healthcare education. We also provide a wide range of continuing professional development activities designed to meet the needs of a clinical workforce across a range of healthcare settings. Our research profile includes investigations across postgraduate and continuing education.

We are looking for an experienced medical educator with significant teaching experience. You should have demonstrated success in implementing creative and innovative teaching, with a growing national reputation within the academic field of learning and teaching.

Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Mrs Helen Pugsley, Senior Lecturer at [email protected].

Salary: £42,036 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 7)

This post is full time 35 hours per week, open-ended and available from 1 August 2018.

Date advert posted: Friday, 19 October 2018

Closing date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description

Main function

Deliver teaching in Medical Education, including the development, delivery and evaluation of programmes within undergraduate and postgraduate Medical Education provision within the School.  To supervise students and to carry out administrative duties within the work area as required. To pursue excellence in teaching and learning and inspire others to do the same. To make a significant contribution to our medical education portfolio, including the delivery of quality, evidence-based Bachelors, Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Masters qualifications in Medical Education. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Independently contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education module and curriculum development and lead modules, inspiring students
  • Supervise the work of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education students including dissertations and to be able to co-supervise PGR students and act as a PGT progress review panel member as required
  • Manage projects relating to own area of work
  • Supply pastoral care through both acting as a Personal Tutor and providing support and guidance to postgraduate medical education students, building and establishing trust
  • To contribute to scholarship through interdisciplinary working with individuals and teams within, and external to, the wider university community


  • Contribute to scholarship in the area of work through participation in conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums to disseminate the results of individual scholarship
  • Engage in scholarly activity through journal articles and/or outputs which advance knowledge within the area of work
  • Contribute to scholarship through interdisciplinary working with individuals and teams within, and external to, the wider university community
  • Carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting and marking papers and providing constructive feedback to students) , administration and participation in committee work


  • Engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile
  • Participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

  1. Postgraduate degree at PhD or Masters level in Education or related social science subject or relevant industrial expertise
  2. Postgraduate Teaching and Learning qualification or equivalent qualification or experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. Significant teaching experience at a high level of quality at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the field of learning and teaching and evidence of successful supervision of Masters students within a cognate discipline
  2. Growing national reputation within academic field of learning and teaching and evidence of research within higher education in the field of learning and teaching
  3. Ability to design, deliver and continuously develop modules across the Schools Medical Education teaching provision

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

  1. Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex and conceptual ideas clearly and confidently to others using high level skills and a range of media, in particular e-learning
  2. The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor
  3. Ability to act as module leader and coordinate with others to ensure student needs and expectations are met
  4. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and teamworking within work

Desirable Criteria

  1. Knowledge of healthcare education within the NHS
  2. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community
  3. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School

Additional Information

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

It is School of Medicine's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.

Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance for this post, 7305BR.

If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed. The School of Medicine welcome the submission of CVs to accompany evidence of the job-based criteria.

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University Of Aberdeen Clinical Lecturer

University Of Aberdeen

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The Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship) (up to 0.5FTE) will be based in the busy Clinical Skills Centre which is part of the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, on the Foresterhill site. The post is part of an expanding team of clinical staff who support the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate clinical education in both the simulated environment, in the Clinical Skills Centre and other teaching facilities, as well as in the clinical environments.

Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates with experience in the teaching of clinical skills and clinical method and in particular clinical communication. The post holder will work closely with the Lead for Clinical Communication in the design and delivery of this area of the curriculum, although they will also be involved in a wide range of clinical skills teaching. The post may be of particular interest to someone who would like to work part time whilst continuing their clinical practice.

You will be part of a team based in the Clinical Skills Centre required to undertake the development, delivery and assessment of clinical method teaching in the MBChB and other healthcare programmes. Part of the responsibilities of this post will be to support the Lead for Clinical Communication in the design and delivery of that area of the curriculum. The post holder will be the Deputy Lead for Clinical Communication.

Working days for this post are negotiable but the requirements of the service as such that the post holder will be required to work either a Monday or a Friday. Applications from candidates who wish to work less than 0.5FTE will also be considered to undertake part of the role. We anticipate a minimum of 0.2 FTE will be required.

A significant component of the teaching and assessment will take place in the Clinical Skills Centre itself working with the excellent volunteer patient partner programme and simulation facilities. You will be expected to support and contribute to the wider responsibilities of the Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences including admissions, outreach activities, faculty development. There may also be opportunities to undertake teaching in clinical areas and to undertake educational research.

Candidates will have recent experience of clinical work typically in an NHS setting and will have excellent clinical method skills. Ideally the candidate will have significant experience of teaching and assessment either in a formal classroom and/or clinical environments, in particular clinical communication. You should have current GMC or equivalent healthcare registration although a current license to practise is not essential. Candidates will be able to provide evidence of excellent communication and team working skills, including the ability to take a lead when required.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical Staff Salary Scale for Staff holding Honorary Consultant contracts salary scale (£33,550 to £58,092 per annum pro rata) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit 

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 05 November 2018

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Angus Cooper, Director of the Clinical Skills Centre ([email protected]),        

Dr Fiona Parker, Communications Skills Lead  ([email protected]),  

Professor Alan Denison, MBChB Programme Lead ([email protected])                 


Professor Rona Patey, Director of the Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences (E-mail: [email protected] or Tel: 01224 437960)   

Please do NOT send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooper, Dr Parker, Professor Denison or Professor Patey.

Please quote reference number MED060A  on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

Senior Clinical Lecturer – HCP-MBChB Programme Lead 

Edinburgh Medical School is launching an innovative and unique new route to a medical degree for existing healthcare practitioners. The first 3 of 5 years are largely part-time and remote, with a substantial online element to learning. First students will enter in September 2020.

To oversee the establishment of the programme, we are seeking a Clinical Senior Lecturer with imagination, flexibility, talent and appropriate experience. The post holder may also undertake clinical sessions relevant to their experience.

The post will be based at Little France, the main location of Edinburgh Medical School, and of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Neurosciences. 

The position is full time, but may also be suitable for candidates seeking to work part time. It is available from January 1st 2019, or as soon as possible. 

Initial information about the new programme is published under ‘Study With Us’ at

For further details about the post, and to apply, please enter 045731 into the search box at  

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