Senior Lecturer

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South Lanarkshire (GB)
Grade AC4: £51,034 - £59,135
04 May 2021
End of advertisement period
18 May 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health & Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer

Lanarkshire Campus


Grade AC4:  £51,034 - £59,135

Full-time: 35 Hours per week

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been named the top young higher education institution in Scotland in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (June 2020). Within the School of Health & Life Sciences an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer to join the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing. The successful candidate will have a leadership role in the dynamic and progressive Division to develop our growing portfolio of education programmes, and further engage in related research activity, CPD and enterprise for income generation.

Our Division offers a wide range of professional programmes aligned to the Scottish Government Initiatives for practice and advancing roles and, where appropriate, to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and monitoring processes. Although the list of programmes is not exhaustive these include Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting, School Nursing, Occupational Health), in addition to District Nursing, Child Protection, MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner, MSc Health Studies, Midwifery, Neonatal Nursing and Maternity Care Assistants. The successful candidate will require to be on the NMC register and demonstrate knowledge of the future direction of NMC current proposals with implications of change for professional programmes within the Division.

Experience of effective academic leadership is integral to the role along with a track record in the development and delivery of postgraduate education programmes. Evidence of experience is required in the integration of contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods in everyday teaching practices and embedding research in education.  In this leadership role, undertaking research, development and/ or scholarship to enhance teaching will be expected along with engagement in wider academic activities including research, consultancy and CPD. The post will include line management responsibilities with a keen focus on team development and succession planning. The post-holder will report into the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing.

The successful candidate will be based in the new ‘state of the art’ Lanarkshire campus which creates a truly innovative, dynamic and collaborative environment for our programmes. The campus hosts inspiring, and flexible learning and teaching spaces packed with rich technology to offer staff and students access to some of the modern university facilities in the UK. The team has well established links with a range of clinical areas providing practice placement experiences for our students.

The School of Health and Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary School where teaching and research are at the heart of all activities. A diverse range of programmes are delivered at our Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, London and Paisley campuses to a combined total of around 6400 students from over 60 countries.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to providing an inclusive working environment. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a two-ticks employer and welcomes other under-represented groups, as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jean Rankin, Head of Division, ( until Thursday 29th April 2021.  Dr Clair Graham, Senior Lecturer, ( between 30th April 2021 and 14th May 2021.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:          Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 12.00pm

Interview Date:       Friday, 4 June 2021

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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