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Excellence in research

  1. 1. Vice Chancellor: Professor R F Boucher, CBE, PhD (Nottingham), HonDHL (StateUniversity of New York), CEng, FIMechE, FASME, MIEEE, HonRNCM, FREng FACULTY OF MEDICINE Dean of the Faculty: Professor a H Brooks, BDS, MDS (London), LDS, FDS RCS (Eng) DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CARE Dean of the School: Professor T F Walsh, DDS (Birmingham) SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY Dean of the School: Professor T F Walsh, DDS (Birmingham), MSc (London), BDS (London), FDSRCS (England) DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CARE Head of Department: Professor R van Noort, BSc, DPhil CLINICAL LECTURER IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY – 2 POSTS (MATERNITY LEAVE COVER) REF. NO: R3354THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD - INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTSThe University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading universities, with aninternational reputation for excellence. Our mission is to maintain the higheststandards of research scholarship and to educate students in a high-quality learningenvironment, nurturing a spirit of enterprise and helping them to fulfil their individualpotential.Excellence in researchIn constantly developing the quality and diversity of research across an unusuallywide range of subjects, the University has appointed many outstanding academics toits multidisciplinary research groups. In the most recent Research AssessmentExercise 35 subject areas achieved the top two grades, 5* and 5 – only five otheruniversities exceeded that number. Our annual income for pure and appliedresearch is more than £70 million. 1
  2. 2. Sheffield University Enterprises Ltd (SUEL), a wholly owned technology transfersubsidiary, has a portfolio of more than 70 projects developed out of University ofSheffield research, and more than 40 companies have already been founded.Excellence in learning and teachingThe University maintains high standards in its undergraduate programmes. Our long-established internal teaching quality assurance mechanisms have contributed toimpressive results in the Quality Assurance Agency’s Subject Reviews. TheUniversity has earned ‘excellent’ ratings in 29 subjects – the third highest of the UKuniversities.Strategic alliancesThe University of Sheffield is a founder member of two major alliances. TheWorldwide Universities Network is a consortium of research-led universities in theUK, mainland Europe, USA and China. It exists to capitalise on growing globalmarkets in research, postgraduate degree programmes and continuing professionaldevelopment. The White Rose Consortium, comprising Leeds, Sheffield and Yorkuniversities, exploits the combined research power of the three and invests in spin-out companies.International and national honoursIn the 1990s two of our graduates won Nobel Prizes; Dr Richard Roberts in 1993 forMedicine/Physiology and Professor Sir Harry Kroto in 1996 for Chemistry. Our otherNobel Laureates are Professor Sir Hans Krebs, 1953 for Medicine/Physiology, andLord Porter, 1967 for Chemistry.Since 1998 three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, academic equivalents to the Queen’sAward to Industry, have recognised the University’s pioneering work – in creatingdefinitive electronic editions of major literary texts, in environmental consultancy forindustry and government, and in research into improving quality of life for olderpeople.Campus, students and staffThe University received its Royal Charter in 1905, although its roots go right back to1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded.The academic buildings – a mixture of Edwardian and modern – are set in pleasantsuburbs in the west of Sheffield, close to the Peak District National Park yet withineasy reach of the city centre. A five-year £100 million building programme isproviding new and refurbished accommodation for many departments, as well asstate-of-the-art sports facilities. We are investing £16.5m in a new learning resourcescentre to provide an integrated learning environment for our students, 24 hours aday.At present the University has 24,300 full-time and part-time students; 18,050undergraduates and 5,050 postgraduates, including more than 3,800 internationalstudents from 116 countries. With 5,500 staff we are Sheffield’s third largestemployer. 2
  3. 3. Working for the UniversityThe University has an ambitious HR strategy and recognises that its successdepends upon recruiting, rewarding and developing high-quality staff in all areas.We employ around 5,500 staff in a wide range of jobs and we are proud to recognisethat our success is due to the personal contribution made by all our staff. Working atthe University will offer you rewarding opportunities within a dynamic and diverseworkplace. Members of University staff enjoy competitive pay and pensionschemes, generous holiday entitlement, great working conditions and access tooutstanding sports and recreational facilities.The City of SheffieldSheffield offers outstanding quality of life, an attractive, green environment – with thePeak District right on its doorstep – affordable living costs, excellent schools, shorttravel-to-work times, leading NHS care and a wide choice of good value housing.According to the latest Home Office statistics, Sheffield is England’s safest city.According to a recent Barclay’s survey, the parliamentary constituency whichincludes much of our campus, Sheffield Hallam, is the second most affluent inEngland in real terms.As you would expect in England’s fourth largest city, there’s a wealth of leisure,entertainment, sports and recreational opportunities to suit all ages, tastes andabilities.What the neutrals sayThe Sunday Times University Guide chose Sheffield as ‘UK University of the Year2001/02’, for its outstanding teaching and research assessments, low drop-out rateand overall student experience.In the 2004 Times Good University Guide nineteen of our departments hold top-tenpositions in subject league tables for teaching and research quality.In the Virgin 2003 Alternative Guide to British Universities, which focuses strongly onthe quality of the student experience, the University of Sheffield ranks third in theleague table, and the Guardian rates our award-winning Union of Students “best ofits kind”. Further information on the above areas is also available at www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs and www.sheffield.ac.uk/aboutTHE FACULTY OF MEDICINEThe Faculty consists of four schools - the School of Medicine and BiomedicalSciences, the School of Clinical Dentistry, the School of Nursing and Midwifery andthe School of Health and Related Research. The Faculty’s Research Dean isresponsible for directing a broad research policy across all schools within theFaculty. Through these mechanisms, as well as links developed at a more individuallevel, staff and students are able to take advantage of the many research facilitieswithin the faculty and beyond. 3
  4. 4. SCHOOL OF CLINICAL DENTISTRYThe School of Clinical Dentistry at Sheffield has an intake of 58 dentalundergraduates each year on the five-year BDS course. In addition, there is asignificant annual intake of postgraduate students reading for higher degrees eitherby research or through course work.The School is housed in a new building, adjacent and connected to the CharlesClifford Dental Hospital. The Medical School, the Health Sciences Library and theRoyal Hallamshire Hospital are nearby and all are on the perimeter of the mainUniversity campus. The University is situated on the western side of the city,adjacent to a pleasant residential area. Sheffield University provides a full range ofsporting and recreational facilities for staff, and the Peak District National Park iswithin easy travelling distance.The Dental School is currently divided into four departments: 1. Oral Health and Development 2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3. Oral Pathology 4. Adult Dental CareThe speciality of Restorative Dentistry is incorporated into the Department of AdultDental Care.Research within the School is concentrated into three main “clusters” covering thefollowing areas of activity, each of which encompasses basic mechanisms andclinical applications, and represents multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinarycollaboration both within the School and with strong external groups: Oralbiomaterials, Oral health and diseases and Oral neuroscience.DEPARTMENT OF ADULT DENTAL CAREAcademic/academic related staff:Professor R van Noort (Head of Department)Professor T F Walsh (Dean of the School)Professor P V HattonMr D J Lamb (Senior Lecturer)Mr A Rawlinson (Senior Lecturer)Mr R B Winstanley (Reader)Dr A L Fairclough (Lecturer)Dr AK Jowett (Lecturer)Miss S Pollington (Lecturer)Mrs S Al-Salehi (Lecturer)Dr J M Ward (Lecturer)Dr G Cannavina (Lecturer)Dr S E Northeast (Lecturer)Mrs D C McDonald (Lecturer – admissions tutor)Dr A Johnson (Instructor)Mr D G Wildgoose (Instructor)Mr D Wood (Instructor – admissions tutor)Consultants in Restorative Dentistry:Mr I R HarrisMr R I Joshi 4
  5. 5. Mr P F WraggMrs S OrrSpecialist Registrars:Mrs P GaitondeMr R MilnerMr S NayarTechnicians:Mrs S AndersonMrs J MundyMr D NuttallDepartmental Secretaries:Miss J A NewsteadMrs J BickerMrs A WilsonThe academic accommodation of the department is on the 2nd floor of the DentalSchool building. This contains staff offices and an undergraduate/postgraduatetechnology laboratory. A separate adjacent building houses accommodation fordental materials science research facilities.Research FacilitiesThe successful appointees will have access to the full range of equipment within theDepartment and will be encouraged, where appropriate, to develop further the linksalready established with other departments both within the University and externallyfor the use of specialised facilities.Clinical FacilitiesThere are some 30 plus dental units on each of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the dentalhospital for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students when carrying outrestorative treatment. In addition there are six units in the Periodontology Clinic anda small number of enclosed surgeries. Clinical skills teaching takes place within adedicated which is scheduled for refurbishment. Dental technology will be taught in anew dental technology laboratory that will be ready by October 2004.The Department serves the needs of a large area. The catchment population isapproximately 538,000, but the speciality serves the needs of a wide area, especiallythe Health Districts in the north of the Trent Region. Specialist services are providedin Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontology and Prosthetic Dentistry(including implants). The Department also facilitates treatment of adult patients withspecial needs.JOB DESCRIPTIONAppointees will be required to teach restorative dentistry to undergraduate andgraduate students, depending on their level of expertise and experience. Priority willbe given to applicants with teaching experience. Where appropriate and relevant tothe role undertaken, honorary titles will be awarded by Sheffield Teaching HospitalsNHS Trust to successful candidates. 5
  6. 6. Duties: 1. To participate in the teaching of undergraduate dental students in subjects related to Restorative Dentistry. 2. To participate where appropriate in postgraduate teaching within the School of Clinical Dentistry and in association with other University departments. 3. To carry out approved clinical work for which appointees will be recommended to Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust for appropriate honorary contracts. 4. To support the research activity in the Department.PERSON SPECIFICATIONIt is essential that each post-holder is a qualified dental practitioner and has:  Full or temporary registration with the GDC.  A minimum of two years post qualification experience.  Appropriate expertise in restorative dentistry with emphasis on conservative dentistry, endodontics and prosthodontics.  A working knowledge of the provision of restorative dental services within the United Kingdom.  An understanding of the general concepts on which health promotion and disease prevention in relation to restorative dentistry are based.  A commitment to the specialty of restorative dentistry.  A commitment to learning and an ability to organise their own learning.  A willingness to contribute to wider administrative activities in the School and University.  An interest in contributing to graduate education.  The potential to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility.  Good oral and written communication skills.  An understanding of the principles of audit and clinical governance.  Effective and efficient time management skills and organisational skills.It would be advantageous if each post-holder had one or more of the following:  A higher degree in a relevant dental discipline.  A teaching qualification (e.g.: FETC).  Experience in teaching dentistry.  Membership of professional organisations relevant to restorative dentistry.  Membership of the Higher Education Academy.  An understanding of the organisation and structure of the UK Schools of Dentistry.  Skills in the use of computers for the collection, collation, manipulation and analysis of data.  Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  An understanding of the principles of management as applied within the NHS.FURTHER INFORMATION: The posts are tenable from 1 September 2004, or assoon as possible thereafter, until 31 August 2005. 6
  7. 7. Please note that due to the duties of this post, the appointees will be required toobtain a satisfactory disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. 7
  8. 8. INFORMAL ENQUIRIES: Potential candidates are invited to contact Professor Rvan Noort, Head of Department, (telephone: 0114 2717911 or e-mail:r.vannoort@Sheffield.ac.uk) or the Departmental Secretary Miss Newstead (email:j.newstead@sheffield.ac.uk) for further information about the post or to arrange tovisit the University.SALARY: Within the scale for Clinical Lecturers, from £27,400 per annum.TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: As for Clinical Lecturers,attached.CLOSING DATE: 9 August 2004.PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE NO: R3354HOW TO APPLY:Please send: a) your full curriculum vitae with a covering letter explaining your interest in, and suitability for, this vacancy (three copies of each) b) a completed Summary Information Form/Equal Opportunities Monitoring Formby post to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services The University of Sheffield Firth Court Western Bank SHEFFIELD S10 2TNor in person to: The Staff Recruitment Service Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services The University of Sheffield 10 - 12 Brunswick Street SHEFFIELD S10 2FN (Reception is open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm).CIRCULATION OF APPLICATIONSAs part of the selection process, applications may be considered by a number ofappropriate staff within the recruiting department, and a cognate department, inaddition to the shortlisting/interview panel(s). Please state within your covering letterif you do not wish your application to be released in this manner, or whether youwould prefer it to be circulated on a restricted basis, e.g. as an anonymous CV.INTERVIEW EXPENSESCandidates attending interview should request the relevant claim form from therecruiting department on the day of the interview. For travel within the UK, the 8
  9. 9. University will defray standard second class return rail fare and reasonablesubsistence expenses. Claims for car mileage will not be accepted without prioragreement. Arrangements for travel from outside the UK must be made with therecruiting department in advance of the interview. For all requests for interviewexpenses, documentary evidence, e.g. original receipts, will be required.The persons whom the University considers may not be limited to those who makeapplications in accordance with the current advertisement. The University is committed to equality through diversity 9
  10. 10. THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELDVice-Chancellor: Professor R F Boucher, CBE, PhD (Nottingham), HonDHL(State University of New York), CEng, FIMechE, FASME, MIEEE, HonRNCM, FREng APPOINTMENT OF A LECTURER (CLINICAL) TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE1. (a) The post is full-time unless stated otherwise in your letter of appointment and may not be held in conjunction with any other engagement. (b) You are required to observe the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances of the University and to carry out all orders and regulations of the Council. (c) You are required to carry out such teaching, examining and administrative duties as may be assigned to you by your Head of Department, to whom you will be responsible, and to conduct research as an essential part of your duties. You are required to work such number of hours as are necessary to carry out your duties.2. (a) The salary scales adopted by the University Council for Clinical Academic Staff are attached. (b) Initial salary will be fixed at a point within the salary scale depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is payable monthly in arrear from the date of your taking up duties. (c) Increments are payable as follows: If your date of appointment is between 1 October and 31 March inclusive : first increment on the following 1 October with increments on each 1 October thereafter. If your date of appointment is between 1 April and 30 September inclusive: first increment on 1 October in the following calendar year with increments on each 1 October thereafter. In this case your initial salary will have taken into account the span of time prior to payment of the first increment.3. You may, subject to the rules of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd., become or continue as a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd., or continue as a member of the National Health Service Pension Scheme. A contracting-out certificate under the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 is in force for appointments subject to the Universities Superannuation Scheme and the National Health Service Pension Scheme. 10
  11. 11. 4. You are allowed annual holidays on full pay totalling six weeks, exclusive of statutory bank holidays, in any one calendar year beginning on 1 October. Holidays shall be taken by agreement with your Head of Department. On termination of your employment, you will be entitled to take paid holiday or payment in lieu of holiday, being the proportion of your entitlement for the period you have worked during the leave year and for which you have not taken holidays. Payment in lieu of holiday will not be made where agreement is made with a new employer to take over responsibility for accrued holiday entitlement. Holiday entitlement is not transferable from one leave year to another.5. You are required to reside within fifteen miles of the centre of the City of Sheffield unless you have obtained the permission of the Council of the University to live at a named place beyond that limit.6. Removal expenses for staff taking up a new appointment with the University and coming to live within that limit will be paid to staff appointed for not less than two years, in accordance with the regulations approved by the Council of the University.7. The National Health Service assumed financial responsibility from 1 January 1990 for negligent acts of their medical and dental staff in the course of their NHS employment. However various aspects of the work of some staff will not be covered by the Crown Indemnity Scheme and University clinical academic staff are therefore required as part of their terms and conditions of service to take out Professional Defence Organisation cover.8. (a) Appointments are probationary and will include three academic sessions with the possibility of extension to four sessions if necessary. Previous relevant experience may be recognised as part of the period of probationary service. The length of probation will be stated in your letter of appointment. (b) Probationary appointments are reviewed at the end of each full academic session during probation. Appointments are confirmed following satisfactory completion of prescribed periods of probationary service. (c) Ability in research is a condition for retention of probationary appointments and for confirmation of lectureships. (d) The salary structure for Non-Clinical Lecturers encompasses two salary scales, Grade A and Grade B. It is the normal expectation that a lecturer reaching the maximum of Grade A will be advanced to Grade B. Advancement from Grade A to Grade B will, however, be made on a positive recommendation based on academic attainment and ability and a satisfactory standard of work.9. You will be a member of the Senior Common Room; membership carries with it the obligation (which is revocable) to payment of an annual subscription to be effected by deduction from salary in a single month of each year.10. You are required to attend training and such courses on matters concerning Health, Safety and Welfare at Work as may be arranged for you. 11
  12. 12. 11. It is the Universitys policy to encourage members of the academic staff to undertake a reasonable amount of consultancy work. In normal circumstances and subject to prior notification to your Head of Department, up to 35 days of paid outside consultancy work may be undertaken in any academic year (taking term-time and vacations together); approval to undertake such consultancy shall not normally be withheld by Heads of Department provided the work involved is in the general interests of the University. Where a member of staff wishes to undertake a total of more than 35 days consultancy in any one year, a recommendation must be made via the Head of Department to the Vice-Chancellor. If approval for more than 35 days is given, the fees received in excess of 35 days shall be the subject of individual negotiation but the share of the consultancy income accruing to the University and Department shall not normally be less than 50% of the fee for the days beyond 35.12 Appointments are terminable at any time by three months notice from either side, the notice taking effect (except in the case of non-teaching staff) at the end of a University Semester. However subject to mutual agreement the requirements for the notice to take effect at the end of a Semester may be waived. For staff who carry out teaching duties, full details of notice periods can be found on the Personnel Department web pages.13. You are required by Statute to retire from your post on 29 September following the date on which you attain the age of 65 years unless the Council by a vote of at least one-half its total members shall request you to continue for a period not exceeding five years after which retirement will be compulsory.14. The University Council has approved a formal procedure which you may follow if you wish to seek redress of any grievance relating to your employment.15. The University Maternity Leave Scheme is available for female members of University staff who have been continuously employed in the University’s service for a minimum period of 12 months before the expected date of confinement. The University Adoption Scheme is available for all eligible members of staff who have been continuously employed in the University’s service for a minimum period of 12 months before the expected date of placement. Copies of the University’s Maternity and Adoption Leave Schemes are available from the Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services. Members of staff not eligible for these Schemes may be eligible for Statutory Maternity or Adoption Entitlements and they should contact the Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services for advice concerning eligibility. Any member of University staff who is the father of a new child or is the partner of an individual who is newly matched with a child for adoption is entitled to Paternity Leave. Copies of the University’s Paternity Leave Policy are available from the Department of Human Resources - Personnel Services. 12
  13. 13. 16. Paid leave of absence on grounds of ill health is granted in accordance with the regulations approved by the Council of the University.17. If you believe that there is patentable property arising out of your University work you must inform the Registrar and Secretary as soon as possible and certainly before any disclosure or publication of the invention. The University will then determine as soon as possible whether it will proceed and file a patent application, agreeing with you that any future benefits of exploitation will be shared between you and your Department and the University, or will notify you that the University has no interest in the invention and that you are free to proceed at your own risk and cost.18. The personal information provided to the University and held on staff personal records must be accurate, complete and up to date and staff should advise the University of any changes to this information. This information will be processed by the University, in accordance with its registration under the Data Protection Act 1998, and in pursuance of its educational and administrative functions. This data will be used by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for statistical purposes and may be passed to the Council Tax Office of the local authority.19. No member of the University apart from the Registrar and Secretary as Secretary to the University Council or the Director of Human Resource Management has authority to make any offer to, or to notify any change in the terms and conditions of appointment of, any new or existing member of staff. If any member of staff purports to make any offer or effect any change in the terms and conditions of appointment as aforesaid, the University will not be bound by any such offer or change.20. The University of Sheffield is an equal opportunity employer and has confirmed its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good employment practice. The University is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective Ms R A Valerio Director of Human Resource Management 13