Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pain Sciences

Job Purpose

To create and disseminate knowledge at a level relevant to the appointed position through initiating and conducting significant original research with a focus on pain evaluation and management and through developing and delivering undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area.

Person Specification

The Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint faculty members at Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level. The appointed candidate will be expected to have ambition to participate in one of the UK’s strongest research Schools, maintaining our strengths as a leading research-led teaching department, capturing external research funding, and publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact. The appointee will be expected to show the ability to contribute to and shape the strategic direction of the Centre and the School, to maintain its reputation at a national and international level, and to contribute to outstanding postgraduate supervision and undergraduate teaching.

The appointee will have a background and research focus on pain sciences which may include evaluation and/or management. The candidate is expected to have a growing scientific reputation, and a significant track record of pain-related research (evidenced for example by a number of high impact journal publications) relative to the level of the appointment. The appointee will also have a reasonable track record in attracting external research funding and emerging leadership and management skills and will be an inspiring teacher, able to communicate with researchers, undergraduates and the general public.

The applicant will also possess a PhD within a related subject area (e.g., physiotherapy, psychology, neuroscience). The applicant will be able to demonstrate appropriate project management and organisational skills, the ability to work to deadlines and previous experience in working with teams of people from academic and non-academic backgrounds.