Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Children's Mental Health, Welfare and Wellbeing

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
35,844 - £51,034
Thursday, 3 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Children's Mental Health, Welfare and Wellbeing
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Lecturer / Senior Lecturer to contribute to either our mental health related provision, with particular current emphasis upon our Children and Young Peoples’ provision. This includes our CYP-MH programmes, within which we offer pathways for professionals to work within psychological therapies, including CBT and systemic approaches to working with children and their families. In addition, we are looking to recruit to our programmes in Occupational Therapy, which will require applicants to be registered, or eligible for registration with the HCPC.

These posts are based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Working in the Department you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multidisciplinary with social justice at the heart of what we do. The department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and you will be expected to contribute to high quality research, knowledge exchange and engagement with a range of stakeholders.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering high quality, research-rich teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and post qualifying level. You will demonstrate subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through experience as a practitioner/clinician and you will have excellent knowledge of the complexities of working with children and their families, and the changing context of practice and service delivery. You will contribute to all aspects of professional studies relating to the academic and practice development of a range of clinicians.

We are seeking to appoint an academic with experience of clinical practice. It is expected that you will be qualified to Doctoral level, with a clear plan for your research.  Evidence of research outputs which are of high quality and are consistent with criteria for inclusion   in future Research Excellence Framework submissions are essential.

Applications from candidates who fit with our 3 major research themes; Health, Wellbeing and Welfare; Learning in Practice and Innovation in Health and Social Care are particularly welcome. 
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Kim Holt, Head of Department (Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing),
To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019