Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy in Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
De Montfort University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
United Kingdom

De Montfort University (DMU) was awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. This achievement recognises a range of strengths for which DMU has become well-known: teaching excellence, an outstanding student experience, high student employability, a wide range of volunteering opportunities, a determination to widen participation in higher education, and an unwavering commitment to improving student achievement.


Home to four specialist schools - Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, and Leicester School of Pharmacy - the faculty educates and develops professionals who make a significant difference to lives, health, wellbeing, communities and society. Teaching reflects the latest developments in the sector and many courses have professional accreditations. A range of work experience and volunteering opportunities enables students to develop the skills sought by graduate employers. Recent graduates have secured roles with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Ministry of Defence and the NHS.

The dedicated facilities are designed to replicate current practice and feature industry-standard equipment, enabling staff and students to undertake life changing projects to improve health and social care.


Please note: this role is 0.6 FTE and the salary shown will be pro-rata'd accordingly.

You will be primarily engaged with teaching on undergraduate modules related to speech and language therapy. You will undertake a full teaching and assessment load and develop your own teaching materials and methods. You will be expected to utilise innovative approaches to teaching to enhance the student learning experience. You will contribute to the planning and development of modules and the programme and will be supported to take on aspects of programme management such as module leadership.

Ideal Candidate

If you are seeking a new challenge in your speech and language therapy career, interested in education and research this is an excellent opportunity. You will be aspirational about developing as an academic in clinical education. You will value clinical practice and have a desire to inform the speech and language therapy curriculum. You will have worked with speech and language therapy students and be keen now to develop your skills in an academic context.

You will be a team player and enjoy working with a range of colleagues. This includes some work with the Clinical Placement Lead on placement activity; helping foster and develop relationships with existing and new Partners. You will be a qualified speech and language therapist ideally with a broad portfolio of clinical knowledge and skills and with specific knowledge and experience of working with people with learning disability/complex learning needs. A key aspect of the role is to help inform our curriculum and teach learning disabilities across the lifespan. You will be able to teach a range of clinical and professional areas relevant to the learning disabilities topic and be willing to teach a range of speech and language therapy topics. This developmental role will suit somebody interested in further scholarly activity to enhance teaching and research expertise within our team.

For more about the role and the School, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact: Alison Tempest (Associate Head of School Allied Health Sciences)

Tel: 0116 2557824

Email: atempest@dmu.ac.uk

Planned interview date: 27 September 2019

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