BSHNI / RCR Visiting Professor
The BSHNI / RCR Visiting Professorship was founded in 2018 by both organisations. It is open to application from any member of the BSHNI in good standing as per the constitution of the society (in addition to being an RCR member). The purpose of this award is to facilitate distinguished Consultant Head & Neck Radiologists from the UK to visit UK radiology training schemes and share their knowledge and passion for the speciality with others. There is no salary or financial award attached to the post. The award covers travel, accommodation and subsistence costs to facilitate 4 – 5 half day visits per 18 – 24 months up to a maximum of £5,000. This can be claimed in line with the RCR travel and expenses policy: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/college/councilgovernance/policies/travel-and-expenses-policy
Expectations of the Visiting Professor
The purpose of the award is threefold: • To highlight the role of head and neck radiology on a background of traditional and advanced imaging techniques • To promote head and neck radiology as a career option either as a primary interest or as subspecialty interest in any NHS consultant appointment • To provide head and neck radiology teaching at both trainee and consultant level at centres that might not have access to this sub-speciality or the successful candidate’s specific sub-speciality focus
Conditions of award
The Visiting Professorship will be awarded to a single individual for an 18 – 24 month tenure. Award holders are given the title ‘BSHNI Visiting Professor’ and should be referred to as such in all publicity. The BSHNI would be grateful for its logo (downloadable from the website) to be included in all publicity where possible. All awards are made on the basis of single person visits, with no provision for partners or children, or additional travel. All insurance requirements are the responsibility of the visiting professor. The Department / School to be visited would be expected to provide space for the visiting lectures- the RCR will be liaising with the appropriate training schemes.
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