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  • Ref no: RGU02817
  • Published: 17/1/2020
  • Closes: 1/3/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Summary

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at RGU is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy Practice to support the delivery of pharmacy courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This is an exciting time to be involved with pharmacy initiatives within the school. We already have highly successful MPharm and MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice courses and we are involved in developing plans for a new 5 year integrated MPharm course and an MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice course. We have also initiated a number of overseas teaching and research collaborations with potential opportunities for foreign travel.

The School has established three research themes that align directly with the principal areas of delivery across the taught provision. These three areas are: Research in Chemical Sciences (including analytical chemistry, drug design, formulation science and sterile manufacture of medicines); Research in Biological Sciences (incorporating biomedical sciences, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition), and Practice Research (including all patient-facing activities, professional experience and educational research). Each of these themes is led by an experienced Professor with a proven international research reputation and track record in generating external funding. It would be desirable for the appointee to have experience in aspects of research or service evaluation / audit in pharmacy practice.

This role is designed as a full time, permanent post but, depending on suitable applicants, there may be the possibility of part-time, job share and secondments considered. This post may be particularly attractive for applicants keen to retain a practice clinical base while gaining experience of teaching and research within an academic setting.

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the GPhC . Annotation as an Independent Prescriber and active prescriber experience would also be desirable.

This post insubject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For moreinformation, visit:

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Scott Cunningham , email: telephone: 01224 262533

Closing date:  01 March 2020

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Prof. Scott Cunningham


PURPOSE OF POST: Support the delivery of pharmacy courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and participation in research / service evaluation.


The duties and responsibilities of a Lecturer including contribution to the design, development and delivery of teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research / service evaluation.

Duties include an appropriate balance of the following:

Teaching and related activity including:
Direct contact teaching
Online, open and distance Learning support
Examining and assessment
Course and curriculum development
Scholarly activity and personal development

The successful applicant will be expected to develop research skills and contribute to the research portfolio in an area of pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy.

Related duties may include educational management and administration; participation in relevant internal and external committees, working groups and project teams; mentoring, counselling and other forms of student support; participation in quality assurance procedures; participation in staff appraisal scheme; representing the university or profession on external bodies.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic . Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships
MPharm (or equivalent) pharmacy degree
GPhC registrant or eligible

Understanding of educational methods and learning styles relevant to healthcare professionals
Knowledge of a broad range of clinical pharmacy practice

Experience of supporting healthcare professional staff in education and training
Experience of development, delivery and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services


Qualifications and Professional Memberships
PhD and / or relevant research experience
MSc in Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist Independent Prescriber (GPhC annotation to register)
Membership of RPS Faculty

Active prescriber

Teaching experience


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 5: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

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