Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Global Health

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time





This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join the Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS), School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition which is currently highly rated in all national league tables. 

We are looking for a high quality individual who wants a career in Global Health and who brings expertise in teaching and research in Global Health.

They should be enthusiastic and have innovative ideas on how we might position Aberdeen as an International Centre of Excellence in Global Health.
You will lead and innovate new teaching developments in the area of Global Health and participate across a range of teaching activities, including BSc and MSc programmes, as well as supervise postgraduate and undergraduate research students. Experience in online development and delivery would be advantageous or a disposition to learn and exploit the opportunities of this mode of learning.  

You would be expected to develop your portfolio of research within Global Health and to lead on applications for research-funding e.g. new Global Challenges Research Fund grant applications. 

You will be responsible for strengthening and securing sustainable research and teaching partnerships with key strategic national and international Institutions e.g. NHS Grampian through the development of global health linkages with NHS colleagues and clinical academic partnerships within IAHS. These would be in the area of Global Health and international public health. 

You will have a PhD in an appropriate health services research discipline.
You will be committed to an academic career, focussed on global health.  You will have experience of teaching at UG and PG levels and will have supervised PhD students and research assistants/fellows.

You should have extensive research experience and be developing an independent research portfolio. A strong publication record and track record as a co-investigator on external grants is essential. 

You will have your own area of methodological research and will have grants and publications in this field.   

You will have excellent communication skills, good team-working, organisational and interpersonal skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 for Lecturer, or the grade 8 salary scale for Senior Lecturers, and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact:
Professor Amanda Lee, Director of IAHS
01224 437111 
Dr Sara MacLennan, Deputy Director of IAHS
01224 438125  
Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Lee or Dr MacLennan.

Please quote reference number IHS052A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.