Professor / Associate Professor Midwifery

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
May 14, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 07, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences strives to be excellent in teaching, research and innovation in Midwifery. We are seeking an outstanding and inspiring individual to join our successful and highly committed team of academic staff who can contribute to the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. We are seeking candidates with a breadth of experience in Midwifery. You will be expected to help drive research, innovation and teaching excellence in the Department within the subject discipline of Midwifery. The role will also incorporate a portfolio of significant leadership responsibility within the Departmental Management Group.  

You must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have leading subject expertise in Midwifery with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching within Midwifery and a publication profile commensurate with the post of Professor/ Associate Professor are essential. Registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council is highly desirable.   You will provide expertise to further enhance research and entrepreneurial activities.  This will include undertaking individual and joint research to produce quality academic outputs and inform teaching and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject.

You must possess excellent knowledge of the development and contemporary aspects of midwifery practice. Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) Part 1 is highly desirable. You must hold a Master’s degree or be either qualified to Doctoral level or be willing to study for a Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline. You need to have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. An ability to deliver high quality, research rich teaching within nursing and a growing publication profile are desirable.

Part-time and Secondment arrangements may be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Debbie Porteous (Head of Department) or Dr Wendy Pollock Head of Subject  

This 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, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  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.

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

Please note this vacancy will close on 07/06/2021