Job Details

Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine

Reference Number
Dental Hospital
College / Service
Job Family
Position Type
Full Time
Salary Range

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this post will be to provide academic leadership in delivery of learning, teaching and research activities in Medical and Biomedical Sciences in the context of oral health and disease. The clinical specialty focus is in Oral Medicine and applicants will be expected to perform the duties of an Honorary Consultant in the specialty of Oral Medicine. The focus of the post may be on Research or Learning & Teaching, depending upon the applicants’ strengths.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To provide academic leadership in the development and coordination of learning and teaching in the area of Biological and Medical Sciences, with a major focus on Oral Medicine and Human Disease in relation to the practice of dentistry.

2. To promote and contribute to the development of research that supports the research strategy of Glasgow Dental School, including the supervision of postgraduate research students.

3. To publish data generated by research and scholarly activities in peer-reviewed journals and present at relevant national and international meetings.

4. To identify and secure income to support research and scholarly activities.

5. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects.

6. To provide academic leadership in the design and delivery of a range of teaching, assessment and feedback activities in the relevant medical subject areas, in an environment that promotes scholarly learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, in accordance with the teaching objectives of the Dental School.

7. To encourage and participate in the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, ensuring that the quality of educational opportunities available to undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students is continually enhanced.

8. To participate in the ongoing development and review of both the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.

9. To work closely with the Head of Section in managing the academic and administrative activities associated with Learning & Teaching in the section.

10. To undertake the clinical duties as an Honorary Consultant, as agreed in annual joint University / NHS job planning.

The job description will be subject to review on an annual basis as a result of joint appraisal. It is envisaged that commitments will be annualised throughout the year to reflect academic and clinical commitments.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Registrable qualifications with the General Dental Council 
A2 Fellowship in Dental Surgery or MFDS from one of the Royal Surgical Colleges
A3 Eligible for inclusion on the GDC Specialist List in Oral Medicine
A4 Master’s degree or Higher Research Degree

B1 Registrable qualification with the General Medical Council
B2 Certificate in Academic Practice or equivalent learning and teaching qualification. 



C1 Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
C2 Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to enthuse students
C3 Ability to motivate staff and students and provide strong academic leadership
C4 Willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
C5 Excellent administrative and organisational skills
C6 Excellent IT skills
C7 Commitment to teaching quality

D1 Previous experience of mentoring students and/or staff



E1 Teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level
E2 Experience in administration of dental teaching programmes
E3 Experience of management processes in an academic environment
E4 Experience in academic assessment of dental students
E5 Evidence of continuing scholarship
E6 Established quality research record [R&T]
E7 Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals [R&T]
E8 Track record of securing grant funding [R&T]

F1 Experience of successfully supervising postgraduate research students.
F2 Experience of mentoring students and / or staff

Job Features

Further Information
• For further information regarding Glasgow and the University:

• For further information regarding the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences:

• For further information regarding the Dental School:

Clinical Facilities
Oral Medicine forms part of the Biological and Medical Sciences Section of the Dental School (Head of Section: Dr Gordon Ramage). The Oral Medicine clinical facilities are on Level 4 of the Dental Hospital & School. There are 6 chairs in total.

NHS Consultants
Dr Alex Crighton, Dr Kevin Ryan, Dr Jennifer Taylor

Dr Alison Brown

Clinical Lecturer
Dr Maria Tumelty

Other relevant staff
University Secretary (1 wte), NHS Secretary (1 wte)

Staffing levels will change to meet future service and business priorities.
• Decisions on choice of publications of research and conference attendance.
• Research direction and design.

Academic staff members are responsible to: Professor J Bagg, Head of the Dental School for academic matters, and Mr Lee Savarrio, Clinical Director, for clinical matters.

• Involvement in the development of research plans and grant applications.
• Principal Investigator and/or co-investigator for research grants as appropriate.
• Responsible for the supervision of postgraduate research students.
• Production of publications within appropriate agreed timescales.
• Involvement in development and delivery of taught courses as appropriate at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
• Mentoring staff as appropriate.

Planning and Organising

• Advance planning for research proposals and reactive to funding opportunities.
• Self-generation of work through research and scholarly pursuits plus innovation in teaching and administration.
• Advance planning of teaching and preparation of lecture, tutorial and other teaching materials in line with the University’s quality assurance procedures and satisfying appropriate deadlines/timescales.
• Organisational skills to ensure effective time management and prioritization as appropriate of research, teaching, administrative and any other managerial/leadership type duties.

Decision Making
• Prioritise own work.
• Supervision of research staff and their progress/direction
• Teaching course content and assessment.
• Responsible for organisation of resources as appropriate.

Internal/External Relationships

• Head of School, Section Head and Directors of Dental Education, Postgraduate Dental Education and Dental Research, for exchanging information, learning and teaching strategy, research and KT strategy.
• Academic colleagues with regard to all aspects of the post, including establishing academic collaborations.
• Research students, for advice and motivation.
• Undergraduate/postgraduate students for teaching and learning support purposes.
• Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
• Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.
• NHS colleagues

• Key research players, nationally and internationally, in order to develop subject specialism through appropriate academic channels.
• Academics in other HEIs to foster research collaboration and share good teaching practice.
• Grant funding bodies
• Academic journals

Problem Solving

• To interpret research data/information and prepare/present accordingly.
• To give advice/problem solve on research issues to staff and students as appropriate.
• To resolve issues of an academic nature arising in research and scholarship.
• To resolve student related issues eg missed deadlines
• To propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming crises.


In the first instance please contact:

Professor Jeremy Bagg
Head of School
Phone: 0141 211 9701 or 9741

Standard Terms & Conditions

An honorary contract at consultant will be applied for from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with an associated salary from £80,653 - £107,170 per annum on the New Consultant Contract (NCC) Scotland.

Further payments may be made by the NHS for clinical activity e.g. a clinical EPA, Discretionary Points, Merit Award and/or Availability Supplement, if eligible.

An honorary consultant contract (NCC) will be required from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Acute Division, Oral Health Directorate.

The successful candidate will be free to undertake consultancy work subject to the conditions laid down by the University Court.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial) in accordance with the University Court's policies.

The post for which you are applying is considered ‘registered work’ in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfils its legal duties under the Act.

If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Further information is available at: 

Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.

The University is committed to undertaking Performance & Development Review (P&DR) for all of its employees with the goal of maximising individual and organisational performance while supporting personal development. Senior Clinical academic staff who hold honorary consultant contracts with the NHS have been opted out of the standard University P&DR framework, on the understanding that the NHS scheme that consultants are required to participate in is broadly comparable and will cover academic responsibilities. Details of these arrangements, which are in line with the new consultant contract, can be accessed from:
Vacancy ref: 024039; Closing date: 18 February 2019.

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