Lecturer in dental education at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

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In order to maintain and deliver excellence in educational innovation and research, undergraduate and postgraduate education has been enhanced; and to meet critical business needs for blended/hybrid and distance/online learning, FoDOCS CDE is recruiting a new Education Lecturer position. The nomination is for the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), which focuses on the development and delivery of education, including educational leadership. As an indication, 80% of a staff member’s activities will be represented by a combination of academic leadership and innovation, teaching, supervision, student support and administration and the remaining 20% ​​will be devoted to research and scholarship.

This new position will play a key role in collaborative visioning, planning and organizing by helping to develop, bring together, teach and assess a range of intellectually dynamic faculties and cross-faculty undergraduate modules on topics related to cultural competence, King’s-wide new program and service, initiatives under One King’s, King’s First Year. In addition, the new incumbent will also be expected to bring expertise in mixed methods to conduct studies and research in education. This new position should:

  • Be part of the team of the teaching module of dentistry in the module of society and clinical humanities.
  • Oversee educational research projects at UG, PG and PhD levels
  • Contribute to the FODOCS faculty development program to develop staff capacity and skills for curriculum development and innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Undertake internationally renowned scholarship and research complementary to the Faculty’s overall research strategy
  • Support nationally and internationally funded education projects, curriculum development and online assessments
  • Assess rich education datasets from school curricula (e.g. skills assessments, e-portfolio, simulation).
  • Apply the breadth of educational research designs, both in conducting mixed methods, quantitative and qualitative research (working knowledge in statistical analysis applied to educational research)
  • Support and assist other FoDOCS CDE members who have less experience in educational research to publish an educational research initiative
  • Support the university’s 2029 vision and initiatives

The post holder will be developed to draw on the latest research and pedagogies, articulating the meaningful interface between inclusive education, culture(s), language(s) and identity/ identities, exploring both the theorizing of cultural competence across disciplines and its application. in a variety of social, community and professional settings, as well as expertise in educational methods for assessing clinical competence.

This position will report to the Dean of Education and Head of the FoDOCS Center for Dental Education and Academic Lead for Digital Education.

This position is permanent at 100% full-time equivalent.

This position will be offered on a permanent contract.

Main responsibilities

  • Contribute to the teaching of the UG Dentistry and Society and Clinical Humanities modules, as well as the PG where applicable, undertaking curriculum design and development with program teams.
  • Contribute to teaching in modules and study programs relevant to the role;
  • Supervise educational research projects at the UG, PG and PhD levels and collaborate with the three other members of the FoDOCS Center who are interested in co-research projects in education
  • Undertake high quality educational research (which could be mixed methods; quantitative; qualitative; or applied statistical analysis) related to FoDOCS CDE themes (Clinical Humanities; Clinical Simulation; Curriculum and Educational Evaluation; Cariology and Teaching science) educational research (mixed methods design, quantitative and qualitative research, statistical analysis applied to educational research).
  • Writing research grant proposals, leading publications in area of ​​expertise.
  • Provide support in the development of digital and online learning resources.
  • Engage in the development of learning and teaching methodologies, including contributing to new initiatives and upcoming TEL development projects, e-learning requirements for curriculum changes, review and updating blended and distance learning programs.
  • Support internationally funded education projects, curriculum development and online assessments.
  • Curriculum assessment using rich education (e.g. skills assessments, e-portfolio, simulation).
  • Contribute to the FODOCS faculty development program to develop staff capacity and skills in curriculum development and innovative teaching approaches.
  • Support and assist other FoDOCS CDE members who have less experience in educational research to publish educational research initiatives.
  • Support the university’s 2029 vision and initiatives and faculty strategy.

Essential criteria

  1. An advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Education, Educational Technology, Clinical Education)
  2. Teaching experience (with HEA grant or equivalent;)
  3. Experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed educational research
  4. Evidence of scholarship and publications in educational research
  5. Experience of participating in the submission of funded projects
  6. Proficiency in information technology sufficient to be able to use/update e-learning platforms and deliver online instruction (
  7. Experience using education datasets for quality assurance and program evaluation
  8. Experience in writing reports
  9. Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and with people from diverse backgrounds
  10. Evidence of commitment to personal learning, academic and professional development.

Desirable criteria

  1. Co-teaching experience in healthcare practice
  2. Expertise in designing and researching instructional assessments
  3. Ability to contribute to academic policy formulation and strategic planning at faculty and institute level.

More information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. During the interview, the candidate will also make a presentation. The details of the presentation will be specified in the interview invitation.

There will also be a test assessing understanding and interpretation of education datasets.

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