Vacancy ID:
2591
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Leicester Medical School
Vacancy terms:
Part-time (0.6 FTE 22.5 hours per week) permanent
Salary details:
Grade 9 £52,560 to £59,135 per annum
Hours per week:
22.5
05 Feb 2021
About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Leicester’s Medical School as an Associate Professor. You will be Lead Tutor for our Academic Support Unit, which supports students on our MB ChB degree.

Leicester Medical School is strongly committed to providing timely, effective and comprehensive support to its students and has dedicated Academic, Pastoral and Professionalism Support Teams.

As Lead Tutor for the Academic Support Unit you will work with a team of experienced medical educators, a number of whom are active NHS clinicians, to provide a range of individual and group academic support interventions for medical students.

The post holder will be responsible for the provision and delivery of academic support to students leading and working with the core team of academic support tutors:

  • To provide appropriate, targeted and effective academic support and remediation to individual medical students experiencing academic failure or repeating a year for academic reasons and monitor/evaluate their success
  • To deliver effective study skills interventions to groups of Phase 1 and Phase 2 students and evaluate their success
  • To provide revision/remediation for groups of students post examination failure.
  • To work with the Academic Support team, Pastoral Support and Phase Leads to develop and implement a strategy for student academic support

You will also contribute to teaching, including delivering lectures, small group teaching and practical classes and to assessment activity, including providing question/station material, standard setting and examining. You will act as a personal tutor to a group of students in the first 2 years of the MBChB and/or as Clinical Academic Tutor in the clinical years

You will draw on your academic excellence to underpin and carry out scholarship, teaching/assessment, enterprise, engagement, leadership & citizenship and administration in the field of Medical Education and within Leicester Medical School.

About you
You will hold a PhD (Basic Medical/Biological Sciences) OR Medical Degree with evidence of postgraduate scholarship alongside substantial postgraduate teaching experience at a higher educational institution OR working within a clinical discipline with evidence of special interest in education and training.
 
You must have knowledge of medically relevant biological sciences, human anatomical sciences and/or general systems physiology and/or pharmacology.
 
Please refer to Job Summary for full role requirements. We very much look forward to receiving your application. 
Additional information
We welcome any enquiries and these should be made to either: 
  • Dr Sophie Parkinson, Director of Support, School of Medicine - sp502@leicester.ac.uk
  • Prof Judith West, Deputy Head of School - jvw4@leicester.ac.uk
  • Prof Richard Holland, Head of School - rch23@leicester.ac.uk

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

We offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 

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