University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow Occupational Therapy

Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow Occupational Therapy Allied Health Professions

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £56,021 Pro rata per annum Part Time 14 hpw Fixed Term to 28/02/2025 Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2672024CF

We are looking for an experienced occupational therapist to support the delivery of our highly valued pre-registration BSc and MSc occupational therapy programmes. This role is for 0.4 FTE to cover maternity leave until February 2025. We are looking for someone with higher institute experience (level 5) or someone who is considering a move into academia to build on their clinical and practice education experience (level 4).

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for high-quality occupational therapy education. You will have an appreciation of issues facing contemporary clinical practice, higher education, and health services nationally.

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

The University of Southampton is proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter and holds a Silver award. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, Health Sciences at the University was ranked number one institution in the UK for the overall quality of our research, and is one of the world's top 100 institutions for excellence in research and education (QS World University Rankings 2021).

The job

You will be expected to work with the occupational therapy programme team and across the wider Academic Unit to support a wide range of teaching and learning activities.

Tasks may include;

  • contributing to the design and delivery of programmes including, session delivery, marking, examining and moderating across the programmes
  • supporting students on placement and presenting a positive image to all stakeholders
  • providing pastoral student support and academic counselling as required
  • supporting selection interviews and open days
  • active involvement in student research projects
  • quality monitoring and enhancement activities across Faculty and University teams
  • You will be joining a vibrant and driven academic team, who are passionate about extending understanding in research, education, and practice to create integrated educational programmes unique to the Faculty and that make a positive difference to local and global health. You will receive support and line management from the Programme Manager.

    The skills/experience needed

  • HCPC registration and be a member of RCOT
  • Be an experienced practice educator
  • Have some teaching / educational experience
  • Educated to Masters Level (level 5)
  • Application process

    For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Rachel Dadswell, Programme Manager ([email protected])

    Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

    You should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly by your referees to: Dr Rachel Dadswell ([email protected]), Programme Manager, Division of Allied Health Professions, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Building 67, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus. SO17 1BJ

    An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details


    Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow Occupational Therapy


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 17, 2024

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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