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University of Limerick, Ireland

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

TITLE OF POST: Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Head of Department

CONTRACT TYPE: Multiannual

SALARY SCALE: €67,986 - €88,509 p.a.

CLOSING DATE: 20th January 2017




  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) physiotherapy or cognate discipline
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • Applicants must be eligible for membership of ISCP and CORU


An exceptional opportunity exists for a suitable qualified and experienced candidate to join a well established interprofessional team at the University of Limerick as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. The BSc Physiotherapy programme, established in 2002 and the MSc Physiotherapy (PQ), established in 2015, have excellent reputations as innovative, student-centered programmes incorporating interprofessional education with students on the MSc Occupational therapy and MSc Speech and Language Therapy (PQ).  Enquiry based learning is the overarching teaching philosophy within the department and interprofessional learning is a defining feature of the programmes. The department has an excellent research profile with international collaborations, high ISI outputs and a large number of PhD registrations and graduations.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic physiotherapists who have relevant experience at a senior academic level.

The successful candidate will be expected to further the research profile of the department both in a supervisory and an interdisciplinary capacity in an area related to the departments’ research themes (Health & Well-being, Social Inclusion, Professional Practice & Education). Generation of research income through competitive grant applications and publication of high quality peer-reviewed publications will also be expected.

The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in leading the continued development of the curricula within Clinical Therapies, especially in the area of Physiotherapy and Interprofessional education as well as contributing to the teaching of modules within the department at a pre-registration and post registration level.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide academic leadership within the Department of Clinical Therapies and to represent the department at a national and international level.


Essential Criteria

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) physiotherapy or cognate discipline
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • Applicants must be eligible for membership of ISCP and CORU
  • Minimum of 5 years’ post PhD academic experience
  • Experience of university teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Experience of university programme leadership (directorship) and new curriculum development
  • A track record of published research demonstrating excellence, as evidenced by a number of top quartile ISI publications
  • Evidence of awarding of international/national research grants as Principal and/or Co-Investigator
  • Evidence of successful PhD student supervision
  • Evidence of significant academic leadership within a third level institution


Desirable Criteria

  • Well-developed organisational and administrative skills including verbal and written communication and IT skills
  • Postgraduate higher education teaching and learning qualification
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Evidence of representing the profession/department at national and international level committees.
  • Track record in area relevant to Clinical Therapies research themes

For further information or discussion, please contact:

Dr Norelee Kennedy,


Dept of Clinical Therapies


Tel: +353 (0)61 213371



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