Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Diagnostic Imaging


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£41,526 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Monday 25 October 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Please note, this is a part time 0.4fte role.

On appointment, the job title for this position will be Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging - Osteopathy 

This role is being advertised to support a collaborative partnership within the Diagnostic Imaging discipline area at the University of Derby. This is a partnership with the College of Osteopaths to deliver Osteopathy education.  

The overall purpose/objective of this role is to work with the College of Osteopaths to deliver an evidence based curriculum within the broad field of osteopathy practice. The experience for all students at the University of Derby is grounded in learning and teaching that is of the highest quality, delivered by appropriately qualified and experienced academic staff, whom are deeply engaged with their discipline. This commitment to learning and teaching is focused on the student experience ensuring that they are treated as individuals in the learning journey. Implicit in this, is the requirement that we encourage independence of thought, the desire to understand and to advance within the discipline, and the ability to reflect on what has been achieved. 

The College of Health, Psychology & Social Care upholds the overall mission of the University by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities which equip students with the skills and qualities for employment and to build successful and fulfilling careers, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge, using a variety of methods of delivery. We are committed to widening participation and have an excellent record of meeting the needs of local stakeholders. Service user and carer involvement in programme development and delivery is an increasingly important aspect of our work. 

The post holder will be innovative and creative in their role whilst possessing a high standard of skill. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the pre-registration osteopathy programme. 

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. To contribute to the leadership of the BOst Osteopathy programme
  2. Teach and facilitate learning on core and optional modules relating to osteopathy
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University
  4. Contribute to the development of learning and teaching strategies
  5. Undertake relevant module leadership responsibilities and take on other programme-related work that may include marketing, recruitment, placements and learning and teaching development
  6. Supervise student projects at undergraduate level
  7. Develop innovative approaches to learning and teaching, such as blended or online, to encourage student centred learning
  8. Ensure effective monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to staff and students as appropriate

Research / Scholarship

  1. Acquire, analyse, interpret and evaluate research findings / data using approaches, techniques, models and methods selected or developed for the purpose
  2. Manage the application of a range of methodologies, approaches and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued. Where appropriate investigate and devise research methods and approaches
  3. Disseminate and explain research findings through leading peer-reviewed national publications (and international where appropriate), conferences and other appropriate media
  4. Ensure adherence to ethical standards in the projects for which the role holder are responsible
  5. Identify own professional needs and undertake appropriate training and staff development


  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support
  3. Develop external links in order to support student placements
  4. Liaise with our collaborative partners as required
  5. Contribute to new initiatives at appropriate levels
  6. Actively seek out and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary research both across the University and externally
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria


Learning / Teaching


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at


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