Job opportunity in Audiology or Hearing & Balance Science University of Leeds UK (Nick Thyer )


Subject: Job opportunity in Audiology or Hearing & Balance Science University of Leeds UK
From:    Nick Thyer  <N.J.Thyer@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:03:16 -0000
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Dear List can I bring to your attention this this exciting new job opportunity at the University of Leeds UK Nick UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK Faculty of Medicine and Health School of Healthcare Institute of Applied Health Sciences Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Audiology The School of Healthcare and the University of Leeds is committed to a major long term development of national and international research and education in Audiology and Hearing Science within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Consequently, we would like to invite applications for the post of Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Audiology. You will be joining a dynamic team of staff committed to working in partnership with University and NHS colleagues in Leeds and elsewhere. Applications are invited from Hearing Scientists, Audiologists or Scientists working in related fields. You will have experience in higher education and a strong record of research and publication or evidence of an emerging one. You will contribute towards research within the Audiology group in the School of Healthcare. Applications from candidates working in any research area within the hearing and balance sciences are welcome, especially from those with an interest in auditory-vestibular physiology related to function, or in the interaction between human auditory, vestibular and visual processing and the environment. Learning and Teaching duties will involve teaching and supervision of taught undergraduate and post graduate students, supervision of postgraduate research students and curriculum development. The School is expanding its taught and research postgraduate provision and you will be expected to play a leading role in this. University Grade 8/9 (36,532 - 52,086) p.a. Informal enquiries to Dr Nick Thyer, School of Healthcare tel. (+44) (0) 113 343 1238, e-mail n.j.thyer@xxxxxxxx <file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/hcs-staff/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/OLK1E/n.j.thyer@xxxxxxxx> . Applications are available online, please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/> and click on 'jobs'. We encourage all applicants to e-mail their completed application forms to us and to complete the equal opportunities monitoring form on-line as this is the most efficient and environmentally friendly option available. Completed applications should be returned to Sara Williams, s.williams@xxxxxxxx All queries relating to any problems you may have submitting your application please contact Sara Williams, School of Healthcare, tel. (+44) (0) 113 343 1192, e-mail: s.williams@xxxxxxxx The University will be closed for the Christmas period from 24th December 2008 (inclusive) and will re-open on 5th January 2009. Job ref 324030 Closing date 16 January 2009 Introduction The University of Leeds is one of the UK's leading academic institutions and looks to compete amongst the world's premier higher education providers. The University is simultaneously committed to international levels of excellence in research and learning and teaching. Over the last ten years, the University has confirmed its place as a world-class institution, and has experienced a period of immense growth and successful change. In September 2004, Professor Michael Arthur succeeded Professor Sir Alan Wilson as Vice-Chancellor and has set in motion one of the largest investment programmes of any leading UK institution. The Faculty of Medicine and Health is one of nine Faculties of the University, the others being Arts; Biological Sciences; Business, Education, Social Sciences and Law; Engineering; Environment; Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Performance, Visual Arts and Communications. The strategy and values of the Faculty are set out in its mission statement, which states that, "The Faculty of Medicine and Health is committed to academic excellence, world class teaching and research, which supports the needs of the local health community and creates an environment for students and staff to achieve their true potential". The University has a clear strategy to become one of the top 50 universities in the world. The Faculty is actively engaged with the development and implementation of this strategy. The School of Healthcare The School of Healthcare is a large multidisciplinary School within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The School has approximately 3,000 students and an annual turnover of almost 18M. There are approximately 200 academic staff, with a further 80 support staff, contributing to education, research, practice and knowledge transfer. The activity of the school involves pre-registration programmes in nursing, midwifery, audiology, clinical physiology, midwifery, radiography and social work. It includes a large portfolio of Continuing Professional Development courses and postgraduate provision for the above disciplines as well counselling and pharmacy. A new head of school, Professor Dawn Freshwater, was appointed in September 2007. Research The School has a rapidly developing research portfolio and incorporates researchers from a range of backgrounds, including practitioners, Healthcare Scientists, Clinical Scientists, Nurses, Midwives Pharmacistsand social scientists. Audiology research was established in the School in 2004 and as a relatively young team of researchers at the University of Leeds the audiology & clinical physiology team come with a broad and multi-professional background in audiology, biology, physiology and psychology. A collaborative attitude is strongly encouraged within the team and this has lead to a natural generation of ideas for research that link basic science and clinical practice and foster partnerships within and outside of the University, nationally and internationally. Our current research focuses upon two main areas. The first involves studying the physiological mechanisms important for audio-vestibular function that will inform development of clinical tests of hearing and balance. The second involves studying interactions between auditory, vestibular and visual inputs and the environment in the contexts of road safety, hearing impairment, healthy ageing and speech development. The development of further areas of research in hearing and balance is encouraged.


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