Lecturer in Social Work

Dumfries and Galloway (GB)
£36,914 - £44,045 per annum
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Education and Social Sciences
Dumfries Campus, though deployment in other campuses may be required
Lecturer in Social Work
£36,914 - £44,045 per annum
Full-time: 35 Hours per week 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Social Work to join our team in the School of Education and Social Sciences. You will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to contribute to the social work subject group, contributing both to our popular Scottish Social Services Council accredited BA (Hons) Social Work and MSc Social Work programmes.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the role should hold a PhD, or be near the completion stage of a PhD (applicants who have a plan to register for a PhD may also be considered).  In addition, applicants must be registered as a social worker with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), or other equivalent UK regulatory authority, or be able to demonstrate eligibility for registration with the SSSC. If appointed to the post, any applicant who is not currently registered as a social worker with the SSSC will be expected to complete this process in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an excellent practice and research-based student experience. Teaching is primarily focussed on the delivery of established modules and the successful candidate will be supported in developing their proficiency in HE learning and learning environments, managing teaching activity and reflecting on best practice. You will establish or develop existing expertise into a personal research portfolio with assistance and in line with the School’s research strategy, contributing to collaborative decision making with colleagues on teaching and research matters within your area and providing some input to school administration and committees.

The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. You will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement. 

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this. 

Informal enquiries may be made to:  Professor Jim McKechnie, email:; telephone: 0141 848 3784

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Tuesday, 8th October 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday, 29th October 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.