Lecturer (Education Focused) in Medical Sociology and Communications Skills – AO2222NB
School of Medicine
Vacancy Description
School of Medicine Salary: £43,414 - £53,353 per annum Start Date: As soon as possible

The School of Medicine wishes to appoint a Lecturer (Education Focused) in Medical Sociology and Communication Skills to deliver and develop clinically relevant teaching. This post is non-clinical; applications are welcome and encouraged from candidates with a PhD in medical sociology or a related discipline and experience in delivery of communication skills teaching as part of the understanding of the doctor-patient relationship.  


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver teaching and assessment relating to the sociology Outcomes for Graduates as described by the General Medical Council as well as synergising their expertise across the integrated teaching within our medical curricula (e.g. public health, ethics, interprofessional practice). They will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and deliver high quality teaching and be flexible in the mode of delivery (e.g. lectures, case-based, practical skills-based sessions, self-guided, as well as both synchronous and asynchronous teaching across digital platforms).  


The successful applicant will be able to effectively apply their sociology expertise and understanding of the doctor-patient interaction to teach clinically related communication skills and contribute to the development and integration of these skills predominately within an undergraduate medical curriculum. They will be able to develop assessments, written and practical, to assess student attainment of communication skills. They will supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate dissertation students related to their areas of expertise. Experience in administrative management and/or academic development of modules, courses or programmes is also desirable, as are applications from candidates with a strong interest in developing education-related research.  


This post is part of the Education Division within the School of Medicine and candidates will be encouraged to use a proportion of time (up to 15%) to pursue education research or related activity. Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of Division, Dr Alun Hughes (ah200@st-andrews.ac.uk).  


Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.  


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/  


Closing Date: 5 January 2023     


Please quote ref: AO2222NB


Further Particulars: AO2222NB FPs.doc



School of Medicine

Salary: £43,414 - £53,353 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible