Academics specialising in rehabilitation and sports therapy use their expertise in medical technology to help treat injuries.
Lecturers in this area would come from a biomechanics or sports therapy background (such as physiotherapy) and would teach undergraduate and postgraduate students of biomechanical engineering and sports and exercise therapy.
- Delivery of multi-disciplinary teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Development of high-quality research projects and publication of outcomes
- Supervision of students on placement and doctoral students
- Studying and testing new technology in state-of-the-art laboratories
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A PhD in Biomechanics or Sport and Exercise therapy with expertise in technology related to rehabilitating patients would be essential.
An established record of contributing to and publishing high-quality research projects would also be essential.
Depending on the role, you may also need experience as a clinical scientist and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
What’s the pay?
Lecturers in Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy can expect a starting salary in the range of £36,382 to £42,149 p.a., depending on teaching and research experience.
What can it lead to?
On gaining experience in both teaching and research, you could move up the ranks to a senior lecturer role. Promotion depends on quality of research and teaching practice.
- Lecturer in Physiotherapy
- Lecturer in Biomedical Science
- Lecturer in Public Health
Where can I find jobs?
You will find lecturer in rehabilitation jobs in health sciences and sports/exercise sciences schools and faculties. This role requires a niche skillset, so there is a smaller pool of jobs available.
- Academic jobs in medical technology
- Research jobs in medical technology
- Senior-level academic jobs in medical technology