Early Career Academic Fellow - Lifelong Wellbeing 

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Early Career Academic Fellow - Lifelong Wellbeing 
Reference: H-60468229-02
Salary Info: Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Contract Type: Fixed Term , Full-time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019.

DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 - the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations' 17 SDGs, or Global Goals.

Faculty / Directorate 
The Faculty of Health & Life Sciences is a dynamic and diverse faculty which provides high quality teaching across many programme areas including clinical sciences, laboratory sciences, therapeutic science, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, psychology education and the social sciences. 

Our life-changing research involves the application of advanced knowledge and skills to improve health, society and social care, within selected areas of the health and life sciences sector.

The Faculty's research is inevitably diverse and takes a variety of forms (e.g. laboratory based, health and social care practice evaluation, industrially collaborative), which provides a wide range of collaborative opportunities based on a mix of enterprise and knowledge transfer.
Much of our research is multi-disciplinary and we promote cross-group collaboration within the University, as well as vibrant links with external organisations and dynamic international partnerships. Older People's Health is a specific research focus within the Faculty and the post holder will be based in the Institute of Health & Social Care as part of Leicester Academy for the Study of Ageing (LASA) and work alongside other lecturers in the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

We are looking for talented new Early Career Academic Fellows (ECAF). The scheme is for outstanding individuals who would like to develop an academic career. These are 'tenure track' positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, each ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship.

We are looking to attract an outstanding individual with a research interest in Older People's Health/Wellbeing in Later Life who would like to develop their career as an Early Career Academic Fellow. The ECAF will contribute to teaching and research within the relevant school in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences while developing interdisciplinary networks with the faculty and university to promote work aligned with the UN 17 Strategic Development Goals that foster social value and sustainability.

Ideal Candidate 
Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future academic leader. Appointees will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing their research profile or practice. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to professional development opportunities.

The closing date is 3 December 2018 and applications will be reviewed regularly to give every opportunity for all applications to be thoroughly considered.

Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application, which includes their research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application to outline how your area of research aligns with Older People's Health/Wellbeing in later life.

For further discussion in the first instance please contact the PVC/Dean of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Dr Simon Oldroyd (  

Closing Date: 3 December 2018