Professor/Associate Professor in Mental Health/Learning Disabilities Nursing

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mar 26, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 03, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a high calibre individual to this flagship appointment between Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

In this exciting new role you will establish and lead the development and implementation of a collaborative research agenda which will enhance and improve the University’s and Trust’s national and international reputation for nursing education, research and practice. CNTW is one of the largest mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the UK and we are looking to enhance and advance clinical academic credibility in these fields of nursing.

This will include leading the ongoing development of the NMAHP research strategy for CNTW, maintaining the Trust’s excellent reputation for delivering outstanding patient care.

Demonstrating continuing academic attainment and achievement, you will provide nursing academic leadership, through active contribution to the life and work of the Trust and the University. This may involve undertaking a specific leadership and management portfolio within both the Trust and University and contributing to significant change within nursing education and practice, the discipline and profession, at regional, national and international level.

You must be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have leading subject expertise in Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nursing with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching within Nursing and a publication profile commensurate with the post of Professor are essential, as is registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This is a joint appointment between the University and the Trust. The successful applicant will have a substantive contract with the University or Trust and an honorary contract with the other respective organisation.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Debbie Porteous, Head of Nursing,Midwifery & Health at Northumbria University or Gary O’Hare, Executive Director of Nursing and Chief Operating Officer via

This is post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

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.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world.Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for International Colleagues.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/05/2021