The University of Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016832

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/06/2021

Salary: £36,914 to £51,034 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Human Communication, Development & Hearing

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: From 1 August 2021

The School of Health Sciences seeks to appoint 1.0 FTE permanent post, one to start in August 2021.  We are looking for an exceptional, innovative individual who will be central to our position as UK leader in the provision of our Audiology education and training programmes. The University of Manchester and our extensive Clinical Educator partners are central to education and training of audiology personnel within the UK. This is demonstrated by:

  1. Our provision of the pre-registration Practioner Training Programme (BSc),
  2. Our status as DoH preferred provider for the pre-registration Scientist Training programme (MSc), and
  3. National lead for the post-registration Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme (D Clin Sc).

Those with a passion for research will also be provided the opportunity to contribute to the Manchester Centre for Audiology & Deafness (ManCAD) research portfolio. In 2017, ManCAD were awarded £4.5m BRC Hearing Health funding for NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for 5 years. We also receive research funding from the Department of Health, UK research councils, industrial partners and charities. In 2008, Deafness Research UK designated our group as a Centre of Excellence for research that leads to benefit for people with a hearing impairment.

We have a multidisciplinary research team which includes expertise in psychophysics, electrophysiology, neuro-imaging, signal processing, medicine, cognitive psychology and genetics. The group also has collaborative links across the university with Schools of Engineering, Social Sciences, and Medicine.

Our research underpins, and is informed by, our leading role in audiology education and audiological service delivery in the UK. Examples of this include development and implementation of universal newborn hearing screening and the modernisation of hearing aid services in the NHS. This is a unique and valuable aspect of our work, as the resultant connections and access to services position us for effective clinical and translational research.

You will join a highly respected team, which values creativity, collegiality and strives for excellence in teaching, research and social responsibility. Excellent leadership abilities, outstanding communication skills and a proven record of being a team player are central to this post.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Kai Uus, Audiology and Deafness Teaching Lead

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please click here for the Further Particulars document for the person specification criteria.