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Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£46,974 - £54,395 per year
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Part Time
21 hours per week


Glasgow Caledonian – the largest and leading modern university in Scotland - is a vibrant, values-led university with campuses in the heart of Glasgow and London. With a strong commitment to high quality education and research which supports the communities we serve, we have strong partnerships with employers to ensure our students get the careers they dream of and deserve.

In 2023 we rocketed into the top 40 universities in the UK in the highly regarded Guardian University Guide, were ranked the UK’s 2nd top performing modern university in the inaugural Daily Mail guide, and entered the top highly coveted 50 UK universities in the 2024 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the first time. We are the top performing modern University in Scotland in all three guides. We are the only Scottish university with EcoCampus Platinum accreditation and were ranked second in Scotland for sustainability in the most recent People and Planet league table.

With a wide range of professionally accredited courses and links with over 300 industry partners, we have the highest proportion of undergraduate level graduates in highly skilled occupations (83%) compared to other Scottish modern universities - with 91% of our students in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA 2023). We are Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. We are committed to widening participation, helping more people from diverse backgrounds into university. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students from nearly 120 countries.

Guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

To support our continuing growth, we are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Physiotherapy, within the Department of Paramedicine & Physiotherapy.

Our Department of Paramedicine and Physiotherapy is a dynamic and values-based work environment that aspires to contribute towards the common good of the local, national and international communities. The Complete Universities Guide (2021) has ranked our department as 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK and 1st for Scotland in the National Student Survey. This is an exciting time of expansion for us as we seek to recruit person-centred individuals to join us in this endeavour. We are a committed and passionate family of physiotherapists and paramedics. Our teaching and learning approaches are evidence informed. We are united by our dedication to nurture health care professionals that live out values and behaviours which positively impact on our communities. Our academics, researchers and professors are experts in their focused research areas, e.g. Older persons, Neurorehabilitation, Physical Activity and Rehabilitation, Health Behaviour Dynamics, Learning and Teaching Practice. We aspire to become a workplace that develops and grows together. A place for individuals to thrive. An environment where values and behaviours of humility, compassion, kindness, creativity and integrity are encouraged.


As a Lecturer in Physiotherapy you will have a focus on providing high-quality learning and teaching that is underpinned by scholarly activity. We are keen to receive applications from people who will enhance our delivery of and reputation in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy although expertise in other related areas is welcomed. Applicants should hold or be working towards a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject.

Lecturers are expected to contribute to the delivery and assessment of existing modules, supervision, and the enhancement of the student experience across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These include BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) and DPT Physio(pre-pre-registration), MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Practice and MSc Advanced Practice. Prior experience of supporting student learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and practice based learning is desirable. The Department of Paramedicine & Physiotherapy promotes innovation in learning and teaching and, therefore, we are keen to appoint an individual with experience of e-learning and online environments as well as individuals who have taught in a professional capacity. A higher education teaching qualification and/or Fellow status with AdvanceHE is desirable. The post holders will also be expected to contribute to ensuring curricula are current and compliant with internal and external regulatory frameworks.

If you wish to know more about these opportunities, or for an informal discussion, please feel free to contact Dr Chee-Wee Tan (

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointments will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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  • Scottish Living Wage
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