Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences (3 posts)

Ulster University – School of Nursing and Paramedic Science

Reports to: Head of School / Associate Head of School / Academic Leads
Responsible to: Head of School / Associate Head of School
Closing date: Tuesday 09 August 2022
Reference: 013942

The purpose of this post is to contribute to and support the development and delivery of teaching, research and other scholarly activities in paramedic and nursing courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels and contribute to the University’s key goals and associated Faculty and School Plans. The post holder will also be involved in the preparation of pre-registration paramedics and nurses in adult and mental health nursing and will be advisor of studies for allocated students. They will also have input into other undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School. The post holder will provide paramedic and pre hospital emergency services subject expertise input into teaching and research activities within the School and Research Institute activities. They will work with other members of the School of Nursing and Paramedic Science, practice-based learning partners, local community groups and students to develop opportunities to develop the scholarship of teaching and learning, research and civic activities. 

Staff appointed are responsible to the Head of School for the satisfactory performance of their duties, but report on a day-to-day basis to the relevant Academic Leads. All staff are expected to contribute to the range of activities within the School.

We may consider secondments and part time roles.

Main Duties
1. Contribute to the design, management, teaching and assessment of core and optional modules in undergraduate and postgraduate paramedic, nursing and related interdisciplinary courses related to the post holder’s area of qualification and subject specific expertise. 

2. Provide learning support and advice to allocated students in the university. 

3. Be actively involved in contributing to the enhancement of the scholarly and research profile of the School of Nursing and Paramedic Science and the Institute of Nursing and Health Research and related Research Institutes.

4. Actively participate in the School governance processes to ensure the highest quality performance.

5. Undertake supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student research / service development projects.

6. Undertake administrative duties as specified.

7. Carry out the role of Course Director (after appropriate induction) for identified programmes 

8. Participate in the corporate activities of the staff group within and out with Ulster University.

9. Ensure his/her own professional updating and continued HCPC registration.
10. Contribute to leadership within the School, demonstrating commitment to strategic activities related to the University Strategic Plan. 

11. Any other duties appropriate to the grade and nature of the post.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to make a ten minute presentation at interview.  The topic will be:

Outline your five-year plan to develop your role as an academic and how  you will contribute to the achievement of academic excellence in paramedic education at Ulster University.”

The University is committed to developing all employees and operates a Developmental Appraisal Review (DAR) which is mandatory. You will be required to meet with your manager at least once every two years as part of the DAR process. If you have line management responsibility for other staff you will be required to conduct a DAR meeting with your staff at least once every two years. 

All staff in the University have a responsibility to comply with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Health and Safety Policy. Line Managers have particular responsibility for ensuring compliance with these Policies within their own area. 


The University will conduct a shortlisting exercise based on the written information you have provided.  The initial shortlisting exercise will be based on the identified criteria from the personnel specification.  The University reserves the right to supplement these shortlisting criteria using additional essential and/or desirable criteria from the personnel specification at subsequent stages of the shortlisting process.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

The University is legally required to confirm that all new appointees are eligible to work in the UK.  
You must also attend a ‘New Start’ session and produce relevant original documents in order to confirm your identity and entitlement to work in the UK prior to taking up an offered post.
It is our policy not to accept CVs as an alternative to completing the University’s application form.

The application form can be completed on-line at www.ulster.ac.uk or alternatively you can apply in hard copy.