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Associate Director of Pre-clinical Studies (Welfare and Curriculum Development)

Applications are invited for the office of Associate Director of Pre-clinical Studies (Welfare and Curriculum Development) within the Medical School of the University of Oxford. This is an exciting and interesting opportunity to play an important role as part of the senior management team for the Pre-clinical Medicine programme.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin work in October 2021.

The time commitment associated with the role will be on average one day per week. The funding available for the Directorship will be used to “buy out” the successful applicant from existing duties subject to the agreement of the relevant University department and to cover the cost of a small responsibility allowance.

The duties of the post will be to assist the Director of Pre-clinical Studies in the overall delivery of the course. The specific areas of responsibility for the Associate Director will include:

  • Supporting the well-being of Pre-clinical medicine students, both individually and as a cohort;
  • Designing, delivering and implementing curriculum developments, specifically linking student well-being and resilience to contemporary refinements of curriculum content and delivery;
  • Implementing measures to promote the well-being and resilience of all Pre-clinical medicine students;
  • Liaising with the Director of Pre-clinical Studies in the cases of Pre-clinical students who are causing concern on grounds of ill health and/or misconduct.

Applicants will be University academic postholders who have experience of teaching and providing support to medical students. Applicants who are clinically qualified may be at an advantage. The appointment will be offered for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of re-appointment following review for one further period, of three years’ duration. There will be a probationary period of six months.

Interested individuals are welcome to contact Dr Robert Wilkins, Director of Pre-clinical Studies ( to discuss the role further.

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Applications in the form of a curriculum vitae with a covering statement detailing the applicant’s suitability and including the names of two referees should be submitted to Mrs Kirstie Vreede ( by no later than 5pm on Friday 20 August 2021.