Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing

Avery Hill, United Kingdom
£50,132 to £58,089 plus £3640 London weighting
19 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Family Care & Mental Health

Location:      Avery Hill campus
Salary:      £50,132 to £58,089 plus £3640 London weighting
Contract Type:      Permanent
Closing Date:      Thursday 21 March 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

The Department of Family Care and Mental Health, is part of a highly successful and vibrant faculty that is currently looking to invest in its research and enterprise portfolio. Frequently commended for our partnership working, we have a wide portfolio of both research and programmes of study for health & social care professionals. You will be joining a Department and Faculty that is building a strong interdisciplinary and cross-professional approach to solving the grand challenges facing society. We are looking for colleagues who will have a commitment to maintaining and building the University’s excellence in teaching and learning, and who are doing research that has the potential for significant long-term academic and societal impact. The Department has an active and growing research base and the University is currently rated TEF silver, reflecting our excellent teaching and learning, and we have realistic aspirations to achieve TEF ratings of ‘gold’ in the forthcoming subject TEF. An exciting part of the Faculty’s current investment is the planned creation from Sept 2019 of a new School of Nursing & Allied Health, and of a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary Institute for Lifecourse Development. The Institute will work with our extensive network of external partners to focus our interdisciplinary expertise around the health, education and wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalised people in the community, be they children at risk, people with chronic illness, the aged, or people who are victimised or stigmatised. The Institute will be a key anchor resource where professionals, researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations can work together to develop effective and lifecourse solutions and tackle the grand challenges society faces though effective research, training and practice.

As part of the plan to build research capacity and develop the Institute and the Faculty, we are looking to make a number of strategic appointments over the coming year. A key appointment is the new post of Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing who will provide leadership in Mental Health working with the new School and Institute. The post holder will lead mental health nursing research, and work alongside a range of colleagues from across the faculty, contributing to ongoing and new interdisciplinary studies.

We are looking to appoint someone with an already established record of attracting funding, with a corresponding record of high quality publications and evidence of impact. We want someone with a commitment to the agenda and mission that the new Institute will have in creating interdisciplinary research that can have a direct impact on practice and policy, and on the creation of effective interventions and preventative measures that address the health, education and wellbeing challenges that society faces.

To discuss this opportunity and the role before applying, please contact Professor Karen Cleaver (Head of Department); email: and telephone: 020 8331 9231.

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.