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Oxford Brookes University offers 'exciting opportunities' to become a professor of rehabilitation

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Oxford Brookes University is seeking to appoint two professors of rehabilitation (clinical academic pathway) – and physiotherapists armed with PhDs are being invited to apply. The successful applicants can expect to earn salaries approaching £70,00 a year, rising annually to £75,000, and the deadline for applications is 22 June.

The first post is funded jointly by the faculty of health and life sciences at the university and Oxford Health NHS Trust. While the post-holder will be employed by Oxford Brookes University, they will also report to the trust’s chief nurse, providing leadership in the development of allied health professional (AHP) research in both clinical and academic environments.

According to the advertisement, the post offers an ‘exciting opportunity to take a key role in developing and leading research in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or related fields’.

Second vacancy

In the second vacancy, which has a focus on older adults in acute care, the university and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust seek to appoint a clinical academic professor of rehabilitation who will provide leadership in the development of AHP research in both clinical and academic environments. The post-holder will be employed by Oxford Brookes University, within the department of sport, health sciences and social work, and will have a link role reporting to the head of therapies at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The advertisement adds: ‘The professor of rehabilitation role is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of research in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or related fields, within this dynamic and exciting partnership.’ The successful candidate will work … closely with the head of therapies to lead the development of the research culture within the AHP workforce’.

Candidates for the posts should have the following (a summary):
  • qualifications including a relevant undergraduate degree, PhD, a relevant professional qualification, registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance
  • significant experience as an independent researcher and in providing leadership for research activities in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or a related field
  • experience of disseminating research findings through high-quality publications
  • success in applying for major sources of external funding and in collaborating with a broad range of clinical-based health professional researchers
  • experience of teaching in higher education, clinical practice and in the supervision of research  students

To see the job advertisements, visit: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies

Candidates seeking an informal discussion are being invited to contact Dr Carolyn Mason, head of department of sport, health sciences and social work at Oxford Brookes University. Email: carolyn.mason@brookes.ac.uk

The university welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates, especially from Black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in the workforce. To find out more about working at Oxford Brookes, visit: www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies/working-at-brookes

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