Associate Professor and Consultant in Oral Surgery

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Health, Peninsula Dental School
Plymouth, Devon
£84,559 to £114,003 per annum (pro rata if part-time) - Clinical Consultant Grade
Closing date
10 Jul 2022
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Faculty of Health

Peninsula Dental School

Ref: A8746

Associate Professor and Consultant in Oral Surgery

Salary/Grade: £84,559 to £114,003 per annum (pro rata if part-time) - Clinical Consultant Grade

The Peninsula Dental School has a unique and exciting opportunity for an individual to work in a modern and innovative dental school. You will have a broad and exciting portfolio of responsibilities and be part of an enthusiastic team.

You will play a pivotal role in delivering the development of first class dental practitioners whose priority is their patients and their community.  You will be responsible for the overseeing treatment of all Oral Surgery patients in the Dental Education Facilities ensuring that the highest quality of teaching and patient care is provided. You will be expected to ensure that a consultant led minor oral surgery service is developed and delivered.

You will have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree, full registration with the UK General Dental Council (GDC) and be on the GDC Specialist List in Oral Surgery. You will be expected to have completed the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exit Examination in Oral Surgery, or equivalent, before commencing the Consultant Post. You will have successfully completed a training programme or equivalent in Oral Surgery or be within 6 months of completion.

The salary will be on the Consultant Clinical Academic salary scale, the exact pay threshold will be dependent on experience and seniority. The award of Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor with the consultant post will depend on qualifications and experience. The post is available on a part or full time basis.

The University of Plymouth is a thriving, dynamic institution, recently named in top 10 UK Young University in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. A three times winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education and the University was the first in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.  The University of Plymouth is a top 50 research university with clusters of world-class research across a wide range of disciplines.

The University of Plymouth has a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities and having its own medical and dental schools enhances this exceptional portfolio. Indeed, Plymouth is the first modern university in the country to establish its own medical and dental school.

The University celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012 and enjoys outstanding links with employers and plays a key role in civic, community and regional leadership. The Peninsula Dental School plays a critically important role in the community by providing free dental care in outreach areas.

The Dental School’s educational philosophy centres on an enquiry-based approach with student driven learning, clinically intensive with purpose built facilities and state of the art technology in the localities of Plymouth (Derriford and Devonport), Exeter and Truro. Peninsula Dental School received the joint highest National Student Survey scores for teaching and learning in 2018 in the UK. The school achieved an exceptionally high position in the Guardian League Tables in 2019. Following the General Dental Council’s recent inspections the Dental School also achieved an excellent report.

Based in the Faculty of Health, the Peninsula Dental School is committed to three core aims: outstanding clinical education, strong social engagement, and world class research which all feature strongly in the student learning experience. A key strength is a close relationship with NHS partners, with early clinical contact for all students. The School offer students ultramodern facilities and are committed to producing dental practitioners with clinical skills of the highest order and a strong sense of social awareness. The state-of-the-art Dental Education Facilities provide a substantial service to over 10,000 NHS patients per year. Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our activities, the School is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver award recognising a commitment to champion and support a culture of participation and inclusivity and to communicate and raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion. The School is the first dental school in the UK to achieve Surgical Education Centre accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons*. The Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research is the core of research activity, providing a thriving community that conducts adventurous world-leading research with the explicit purpose of improving the health and care of the populations we serve. 


The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes: the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of School, by email

This vacancy will involve working with children and/or vulnerable adults and any appointment will be subject a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week (10 PA’s) on a permanent basis.  Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

A willingness to travel is essential as you will be required to travel and work at different University and business locations.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 10th July 2022

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 8th September 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.


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