About the project
There are currently limited opportunities for clinical academic roles with key aspects such as ‘research’ missing from job descriptions. There is a need for greater clarity in job descriptions to support SLTs to be involved in research, deliver evidence-based practice, and provide the best interventions possible.
As part of a Health Education England (HEE) funded programme to support allied health professions (AHP) workforce reform priorities, the RCSLT has compiled examples of clinical academic job descriptions and developed 4 template job descriptions in line with the CAHPR Research Practitioner Framework.
Read more about the overall workforce reform programme.
The purpose of this project was to compile examples of existing clinical academic job descriptions and develop 4 job description templates to enable SLTs and prospective SLTs to create expectations and be able to develop their own job descriptions if necessary.
RCSLT employed a Lead Author, Dr Gemma Clunie, to develop 4 clinical academic job description templates. These have been developed in line with the CAHPR Research Practitioner Framework and reflect the 4 different levels, awareness, core, intermediate and advanced, as seen in the Framework.
These job descriptions are accessible to all so please do feel free to share them with your contacts.
Find out more about clinical academic roles on our research careers pages.