KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
Friday, 29 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine

Job ID: 014467

Salary: Grade 6, £38,304 to £45,026 or at Grade 7, £46,292 to £54,534 per annum depending on skill and experience, including London Weighting Allowance

Posted: 27-Jan-2021

Closing date: 23-Mar-2021

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy

Department: Global Health & Social Medicine

Contact details: Dr. Ann Kelly or Professor Anne Pollock , ann.kelly@kcl.ac.uk / anne.pollock@kcl.ac.uk 

Strand Campus   Academic and teaching        


Job description  
Global Health & Social Medicine is a unique interdisciplinary department at King’s College London founded in 2012. Its mission is to address the changing landscape of health and medicine from social science perspectives.    

The Department invites applications for a Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine.  You should hold a PhD in any relevant social science (e.g., sociology, anthropology, philosophy) or interdisciplinary field. We particularly welcome applicants with an interest in empirical research relevant to health equity and social justice.  Your areas of research might include but are not limited to health equity and social justice, global public health policy and principles, antiracist and feminist public health, ethics and politics of transnational clinical research, biotechnologies in global health, global health threats and climate change, and humanitarian biomedicine.  You will be expected to be well-positioned to collaborate with one or more of the Department’s Research Groups: Bioscience & Society; Culture, Medicine & Power; Mental Health & Society; and Ageing & Society.  You should have a track-record of research, publications, and external funding relative to career stage.  
 
You will be expected to make a major contribution to teaching on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.  You will have relevant teaching experience and excellent communication skills. Experience or familiarity with the academic environment in the UK is an advantage.  You will be expected to carry out administrative duties within the Department.  A commitment to collegiality is essential, as is the ability and willingness to engage in constructive dialogue with medical and biomedical researchers and practitioners, and with policy makers.  This post is responsible to the Head of Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. 
 
At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. 
 
Those appointed at Grade 7 will be expected to have a growing reputation within the academic field with a proven record of publications in international journals and will also have experience of teaching one or more modules at postgraduate or undergraduate level. 
 
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the Department in accordance with established practice.  
  • To participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. 
  • To assist with difficulties encountered by students, e.g. learning support/problems. 
  • To undertake the supervision of postgraduate research, at Master’s and PhD levels. 
  • To undertake and publish high-quality research consistent with the Department’s research strategy. 
  • To take an active role in seeking funding for research activities and projects, for example from the Wellcome Trust, ESRC or ERC. 
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate to update skills, and to support teaching excellence. 
  • To contribute to Departmental events and activities, including attendance at Departmental meetings 
  • To accept academic responsibility within the Department, involving departmental administrative responsibilities where appropriate. 
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department. 
  • Design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study (including new courses) within the department in accordance with established departmental practice (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in subject related areas and contribute to the development of research strategies (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Lead and develop internal networks (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Lead and develop external networks (e.g. student recruitment, placements, income generation). (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Develop links with external contacts to foster collaboration (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Conduct individual or collaborative research projects and act as principal investigator and project leader (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Act as a referee and contribute peer assessment (for appointment at Grade 7) 
  • Lead teams and develop productive working relationship with others (for appointment at Grade 7) 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Grade 6  Essential criteria 
  • PhD in a relevant social science (e.g., sociology, anthropology, philosophy) or interdisciplinary field 
  • Demonstrable expertise in empirical research in a social science as applied to global health and/or social medicine  
  • Evidence through publications of an ability to produce work in their specialist field at an international standard  
  • Demonstrable ability to design and deliver teaching effectively at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level 
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively 
  • Demonstrable commitment to and/or experience of working in multi-disciplinary research and teaching 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • Ability to use own initiative 
  • Collegiality and willingness to work as part of a team 

 
Grade 6 Desirable criteria 

  • Teaching qualification relevant to Higher Education 
  • Evidence of acquiring research grants or evidence of potential to attract funding from external organizations 
  • Proven experience of collaborating with and influencing research users  
  • Knowledge of the UK Higher Education environment, especially related to student experience and teaching excellence 
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities 

 
Grade 7 Essential criteria 

  • PhD in a relevant social science (e.g., sociology, anthropology, philosophy) or interdisciplinary field 
  • Demonstrable expertise in empirical research in a social science as applied to global health and/or social medicine  
  • Evidence through publications of an ability to produce work in their specialist field at an international standard. PhD published or in press as a monograph AND at least 2 papers published/ in press in peer-reviewed journals; OR at least 5 research papers published/in press in peer reviewed journals  
  • A record of publications in leading international journals 
  • Demonstrable ability to teach at a high level of quality at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including experience of teaching one or more modules. 
  • Proven evidence collaborating with and influencing research users 
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively 
  • Demonstrable commitment to and/or experience of working in multi-disciplinary research and teaching 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • Ability to use own initiative 
  • Collegiality and willingness to work as part of a team 

Grade 7 Desirable criteria  

  • Higher Education Academy accreditation or equivalent teaching qualification 
  • Evidence of acquiring research grants or evidence of potential to attract funding from external organizations 
  • Knowledge of the UK Higher Education environment, especially related to student experience and teaching excellence 
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities 

Further information 
The selection process will include an online presentation and panel interview using Microsoft Teams. Interviews are scheduled for 27 April.   

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