Senior Clinical Lecturer /Reader/Chair in Restorative Dentistry

Cardiff, Wales
74,393 - 96,583
Jan 12, 2019
Feb 11, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Clinical Lecturer / Reader / Chair / Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics)
Teaching & Research or Teaching & Scholarship
School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences
Cardiff University

Cardiff University, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, School of Dentistry invites applications for the post of full-time Senior Clinical Lecturer / Reader/ Chair / Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics).

Depending upon the profile of the successful candidate options are available for the role holder to specialise / lead in teaching and scholarship activities, or alternatively focus on teaching and research activities.

We are seeking an individual with full GDC registration as well as to be in the specialist list in Prosthodontics or Restorative Dentistry with considerable experience in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics).  The applicant will be committed to developing and delivering high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with specific responsibility for our MClinDent programme in Prosthodontics, which will include supervision of research activity.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University.

The successful candidate will be awarded an appropriate honorary contract by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
For confidential, informal enquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Alastair Sloan, Head of School (

This post is full time, available from September 2019 and is open-ended.

Salary: £74,393 - £96,583 per annum (D6 scale) - an appointment will be made on the appropriate point of the Clinical Academic Consultant scale

Date post advertised: Monday, 14 January 2019

Closing date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description
Depending upon the profile of the successful candidate options are available for the role holder to specialise / lead in teaching and scholarship activities, or alternatively focus on teaching and research activities.
The job description below reflects key points in both teaching and research elements, however we anticipate that a more tailored version of the job description will be issued to the successful candidate.  

Main function
To develop the teaching provision of the School and University, delivering high-quality research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with specific responsibility for our MClinDent programme (Prosthodontics). To pursue excellence in teaching and pedagogy and to inspire others to do the same.

You will also be expected to provide academic leadership for subject topics and assessments within the Dental School programmes. This post will also carry management duties of teaching areas and line management of relevant staff.

Provisional Job Plan (for consultant level appointments only)
Job plans will set out a Consultant's duties, responsibilities, time commitments and accountability arrangements, including all direct clinical care, supporting professional activities and other NHS responsibilities (including managerial)

Annual job plan reviews will also be supported by a joint academic: NHS appraisal process which reviews the clinical academic's work and performance and identifies development needs, as subsequently reflected in a personal development plan.

The post holder will be professionally accountable to the Medical Director and managerially accountable to the Director of the Clinical Board.

A job plan will be agreed at appointment, example below:MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYAMClinical Teaching
(Academic session)Clinical Teaching
(DCC)SPANew Patient Clinic
(DCC)Clinical Teaching
(Academic Session)PMSPAAcademic sessionPersonal patient Treatment
(DCC)Academic SessionClinical Teaching

Job Description:
Main Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities (at all levels)

•To carry out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required, and for contributing to and participating in postgraduate/undergraduate teaching roles within the School of Dentistry
•To deliver prosthodontic didactic teaching to junior staff, postgraduate and undergraduate levels. The modalities of teaching are lectures, tutorials, seminars, and clinical supervision
•To undertake managerial and organisational duties associated with the teaching of the School's Master's in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) programme
•To become involved in the pedagogic developments related to junior staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students through educational development projects research and audits
•To take a role in the organisation of professional examinations
•To contribute to scholarship in the area of work through participation in conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums
•To engage in scholarly activity through journal articles and / or outputs which advance knowledge within the area of work
•To contribute to scholarship through interdisciplinary working with individuals and teams within, and external to, the wider university community
•To carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting questions, coordinating standard settings, marking papers and providing constructive feedback to students), administration, and participation in committee work
Additional Teaching responsibilities (at all levels)

•To ensure linkage between the didactic components of the MClinDent programme and clinical activity to ensure students become knowledgeable, proficient and ethical practitioners
•To lead seminars and tutorials with postgraduate students with an emphasis on the critical appraisal of literature
•To create and update reading lists according to aims and objectives of the teaching sessions
•To supervise and train students in preclinical skills laboratories to ensure students are safe to undertake clinical procedures.
•To undertake assessment duties associated with the teaching of postgraduate students on Masters programmes, including the development of simulated case reports, written questions, standard settings, mock exams and involvement in oral examinations
•To develop innovative methods of teaching and learning, Including the use of videos, and take a lead in technology enhanced education within Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
•To take an active role in the development of distance learning initiatives in Prosthodontics within the School of Dentistry
•To act as a Tutor
•To assist in the supervision of research/library-based projects undertaken by students and the development of their research and critical appraisal skills
•To pursue pedagogical research related to the education and training of postgraduate students or that is linked to the main research themes within the School of Dentistry and College of Biomedical & Life Sciences
•To present papers/posters on pedagogical and scholarly subjects at national and international meetings
•To ensure recruitment of patients and adequate allocation to students to match skills development at various levels of training.
•To ensure trainees comply with the required GDC standards
•To contribute to curriculum update as per specialty training curriculum
•To contribute to Journal clubs to enhance trainees critical appraisal skills

Scholarship Profile / summary

•To undertake and lead educational research, pedagogical evaluation and scholarly activity, leading to publications in high quality professional and scholarly journals
•To participate in national and international conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums to disseminate the results of one's own scholarship

Job Description continued below

Additional Information:
Research (all levels)

•To develop and sustain an innovative, ground breaking, independent, collaborative health services research programme of international excellence
•To demonstrate international research recognition through, for example, visiting fellowships/chairs, plenary papers, membership of international research or professional bodies, advising or giving expert opinion
•To play a leading role in obtaining external funding with sustained levels of external funding to support the research programme. To publish results arising from it in highly ranked, international peer-reviewed journals
•To develop new research and research-funding initiatives, including through interaction with NHS-based projects
•To contribute strongly to the School of Dentistry's Research Excellence Framework strategy, with sustained high impact publication at 3* and 4* outputs, and to contribute to Impact Case(s)
•To provide sustained PhD supervision and actively support completed submission within 4 year period and acting as a PGR progress review panel member as required. (Senior level)
•To act as a REF mentor for junior academic staff
•To actively mentor and support postdoctoral research staff

Administrative Duties

•    To undertake any administrative duties associated with the MClinDent programme
•    To participate in the administration of the School, including committee work, and the pastoral care of postgraduate students of Cardiff University

Clinical Duties (at all levels)

•To hold an appropriate level honorary contract with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
•To provide dental advice and liaise with providers of Restorative Dentistry with emphasis on Prosthodontics
•To carry out patient screening and other clinical tasks as required
•To participate in the management/medical audit requirements of the speciality of Restorative Dentistry in liaison with colleagues and in line with the University Health Board policy on the implementation of clinical governance
•To undertake administrative duties associated with NHS clinical activities
•To comply with all NHS policies and procedures
•To participate in continuing medical/dental education, as designated by the Chief Executive of the University Health Board or their nominated representative
•To participate in the University's annual Personal Development Review process
•To take an active role in the development of Prosthodontic services as appropriate, ensuring national and regional directives and guidance are incorporated into local practice and planning
•To disseminate information about Prosthodontic issues through educational programmes (postgraduate/undergraduate), both locally and in other University Schools where an awareness of Prosthodontics is required

Clinical Duties (at Consultant level)

•To provide clinical leadership and a consultant-led service in Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Prosthodontics
•To provide direct clinical care and support professional activities in line with the provisions of the amended Consultant Contract for Wales
•To participate in the Joint Appraisal Process and Personal Development Reviews (PDR)
•To undertake the professional supervision and management of junior staff in the field of Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Prosthodontics. If appropriate the post holder will be named in the contracts of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training
•To enable junior staff to develop a specialist interest in specific aspects of Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Prosthodontics, where appropriate
•To ensure that arrangements are in place for adequate staff to be available in relation to the treatment and care of patients. Appropriate arrangements for continuity of patient care (e.g. cover for leave and/or academic sessions) will be via mutual agreement with Colleagues

Person Specification:
Essential Criteria

(For Teaching and Scholarship AND Teaching and Research)

1.Possess a BDS (or equivalent) degree, full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council (GDC) (all levels) and be on the Restorative Dentistry and/or Prosthodontics Specialist list of the GDC (for a consultant level appointment)

2.Possession of a postgraduate qualification in Restorative Dentistry and/or Prosthodontics. MRD or equivalent; postgraduate degree at PhD level in the related area. Possession of a Certificate of Accreditation or eligibility for a CCST in Restorative Dentistry and successful completion of an SAC-approved 5 year minimum training programme in Restorative Dentistry are required. (all levels)

3.Ability to demonstrate, perform and supervise clinical procedures in Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis in Prosthodontics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (all levels)

4.Established national (all levels) and growing international reputation within academic field (Senior positions)

5.Demonstrable knowledge of clinical governance (all levels)

6.Evidence of significant post qualification experience of working within Restorative Dentistry with a specialist  prosthodontic practice environment and or hospital environment (all levels)

7.Evidence of ability to manage, lead and develop a specialist clinical service and the ability to demonstrate clinical procedures at a specialist level (for a consultant level appointment)

(For Teaching and Scholarship only)

1.Significant teaching experience at a high level of quality at undergraduate/postgraduate level (all levels)

2.Demonstrable leadership skills with the ability to inspire and contribute to School strategy and experience in motivating and engaging both academic and clinical staff and students at all levels (SL/Reader to have demonstrable potential for the above)

3.Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the activities of the School (all levels)

4.Demonstrate evidence of professional practice in higher education with personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education

(For Teaching and Research only)

1.Well-established expertise and significant proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience in the field of health services research

2.Proven track record of high-impact (REF suitable) publications and proven record of contributing, developing and leading successful research bid

3.Demonstrable ability to mobilise knowledge from research, through engagement with NHS, public, policy and other stakeholders to establish a "Pathway to Impact"

Desirable Criteria

1.Evidence of collaborations with industry.
2.Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.
3.Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exit Examination in Restorative Dentistry, or equivalent.
4.Fellowship in Dental Surgery or Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, or equivalent

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

It is School of Dentistry's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement

Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance for this post, 8033BR

If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed. The School of Dentistry welcome the submission of CVs to accompany evidence of the job-based criteria