Senior Lecturer in Practice Learning Job description

May 23, 2021
Social Sciences, Education
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
£40,322 - £49,553 per annum

Full Time (37 hours per week)

This is an exciting opportunity for an academic to join the existing team of Senior Lecturers in Practice Learning in advancing learning in practice and assessment on an interprofessional basis. This team have a pivotal post in raising the profile of the Faculty and practice learning and in enhancing relationships within the identified placement provider organisations. The Practice Learning Unit (PLU) sits within Health Learning and Teaching, a subset of the Faculty Office and is made up of a team of Senior Lecturers in Practice Learning and PLU Administrators.


The post holder will work collaboratively with the Faculty Director of Practice Learning (FDPL), other Senior Lecturers in Practice Learning (SLPLs) and key staff in the Trusts to instigate a consistent approach to practice learning that meets programme, regulatory and university requirements across programmes and professions. The post holder will also work with the placement providers to enhance the practice and workplace learning experience, support the integration of theory with practice and make an academic contribution to the development of practice and workplace learning and assessment, through practice-based research, practice development and/or scholarship.

The Person

As an experienced academic the post holder(s) will have relevant professional and teaching qualifications, an understanding of the regulatory requirements for practice learning and an ability to establish and maintain productive professional relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders. The post holder(s) will also be required to promote the work of the Faculty, implement systems and policies that manage risk and quality assure the practice learning and assessment experience.

Additional Information

This post comes with excellent benefits including a 17.5% Employer contribution pension scheme, as well as discounts for private health care (BUPA) and many stores, restaurants and health clubs in the area. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department.

Start date for applications: 20th April 2021
Closing date for applications: 23rd May 2021
Interviews are to be held: TBC
For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number REQ01956. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

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