Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Social Work

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£35,844 - £51,034
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic senior lecturer/lecturer to join our social work team based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. You will be responsible for developing and delivering high quality, research-rich social work teaching across undergraduate, post graduate and post qualifying programmes. You will demonstrate subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through experience and you will have excellent knowledge of the complexities of decision-making in social work practice and the changing context of practice and service delivery. You will contribute to all aspects of professional studies relating to the academic and practice development of social work students.

Working in the Department you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multidisciplinary with social justice at the heart of what we do. Social work at Northumbria is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals and you will be expected to contribute to high quality research and enterprise and engagement.

You must have a professional qualification in social work and be registered, or be eligible for registration with SWE, and you should also have (or be prepared to obtain in the first 2 years of employment) membership of the HEA. You will be qualified to Doctoral level or near to completion of academic study.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Joanne Atkinson Head of Department (Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing),

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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 which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 17/06/2020