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Teaching Assistant in the Health Professions

Are you a health professional enthusiastic about education? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your teaching skills in Higher Education? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team to enhance the health professions through innovative education. Do you have the skills to engage, enthuse and motivate students?

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is considering a career in health professions education. The post will allow you to contribute to our undergraduate programmes in Diagnostic Radiography and Healthcare Sciences (Audiology & Cardiac Physiology). Opportunities will be provided for you to access postgraduate training and development to enhance your career. You will be based within the Institute’s Department of Specialist Science Education; a vibrant community of around 30 academic staff focussed on excellence in student education.

The role will require you to develop and deliver occasional lectures and support team taught sessions across a variety of modules on our undergraduate programmes. This includes modules such as those introducing the role of the healthcare professional, preparation for practice, anatomy and physiology and others dependant on your interests and skills. You will also be involved in the design and marking of examinations and coursework. You will contribute to recruitment activities such as Open Days and outreach activities. You will have a relevant undergraduate degree and appropriate professional registration with an enthusiastic, creative approach to transferring knowledge and skills to students. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Paul Baxter, Head of Specialist Science Education Department

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 9078, email: 

Or Rhona Riley, LICAMM Lead for Student Education 

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 9593, email: 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Specialist Science Education Department (SSED)
Category:  Teaching
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  60% of full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 07 February 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 06 March 2020
Interview Date:  Tuesday 24 March 2020
Reference:  MHLCM1217
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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