Here we take a look at lecturing and teaching roles related to medical technology (known as ‘MedTech’), what qualifications and experience you’ll need and opportunities to move up the academic career ladder.
MedTech brings together academics from a broad spectrum of disciplines to research and develop new and current health technologies.
In terms of undergraduate study, there is no dedicated ‘medical technology’ degree programme. However, students aiming for a career in medical technology would instead follow programmes in engineering, health, life and medical sciences, physics and computer science.
The diversity of careers and courses related to the development of medical technologies means that lecturers from a wide variety of academic backgrounds are needed to teach and train the next generation.
If you have qualifications and clinical and/or research expertise in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, medicine and dentistry, radiography or any other field dedicated to the development of health technology, a job as a university lecturer might be your next career move.
As it is such a broad field, there is a wide variety of MedTech-related lecturing positions available. Here we take a look at some you may come across during your search.
- Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging
- Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
- Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Where can I find jobs?
You will find lecturing posts in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography in schools or faculties of health and life sciences.
- Academic jobs in medical technology
- Research jobs in medical technology
- Senior-level academic jobs in medical technology