Lecturer/Senior Teaching Fellow R&T/ AEP

London (Greater)
£38,826 – £55,299 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
14 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

This is an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance education and research relevant to midwifery to join our faculty. Owing to the agility of our Faculty and King’s we are able to consider applicants who are interested in a Research & Teaching lectureship or an education only route, depending on best match of proficiency and interests. The post is one of ten new posts as a commitment to our Faculty’s future research and education. 

The post holder will join the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care (NMPC), a world-leading centre for research, education, and training. Its applied clinical and health research transforms health, quality of life and care across maternity, palliative and end of life care, rehabilitation, nursing and related clinical, health and social sciences. Teams address complex, multi- and interdisciplinary health and social challenges. Our research is carried out locally, nationally and internationally, and globally, supported by NIHR, UKRI, EU and others. Our Faculty has around 3,000 undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students, with a growing international intake. Our vision is to develop a blueprint for the integration of education and research to improve student experience, transform clinical care and build capability including in midwifery. This role is a core part of this ambition. The postholder will deliver and lead education in the Faculty, especially relevant to midwifery, and, if on a research and teaching contract, will collaborate on and deliver high quality sustainable research. 

The postholder will join an established team of midwifery educationalists in the Department of Midwifery led by Dr Sam Bassett, and the team of researchers in the Division of Methodologies led by Professor Glenn Robert. In addition, the Faculty also has active collaborations with the Institute of Women and Children’s Health in the School of Life Course Sciences (SoLCS) of King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, making King’s one of the largest centres of research and education in maternal care in Europe. A new Clinical Academic Training Office is being developed at King’s to help foster clinical academics in their careers.

The Faculty delivers innovative and creative evidence-based education as part of continuing personal and professional development to a large number of trusts and independent health care organisations across London.  Clinical experience for undergraduate and post-graduate pre-registration midwifery students is provided in partnership with leading NHS Trusts in London.   

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract      

This is a full-time  post – 1.0% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Play an active role in the Faculty and King’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, focussed on the programmes, especially educational content outlined above and below. This will include module and programme leadership, developing and delivering high quality innovative education and education and relevant materials, including incorporating King’s and Faculty research, and generating excellent student feedback.
  • Have a clear forward plan for sustaining and enhancing Faculty education, PhD supervision, and research consistent with the Faculty strategy, including to increase research / evidence informed education, multi- and interdisciplinary endeavours and improved student experience
  • If on R&T contract] Contribute to and develop a transformative and sustainable applied health care research programme in areas core to one or more of the Faculty’s research Divisions or Institute and relevant to the educational focus of this post. You will work with relevant health care, charity and industry/ commercial research partners.
  • Actively participate in and deliver, and where appropriate lead elements of, the teaching programmes at King’s, and in particular the teaching of the midwifery programmes.
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders, institutions, and organisations
  • Contribute to the planning and development of the Faculty’s education programmes and modules, including lecture planning, preparation and scholarship, assessment, and feedback of students’ work.
  • Act as a Personal tutor, Link Lecturer and Academic Assessor.
  • Supervise MSc and BSc Dissertation/Projects and where applicable PhD (can be second or third supervisor).
  • Contribute to Curriculum Development and actively participate in team building, peer review and quality improvement initiatives of the Faculty and King’s, and in own development and embracing changes in the field.
  • Contribute to the academic research of the Faculty, working with colleagues and clinical teams, to win research funding and conduct research at international and world-leading standards, and published in major academic journals.
  • Supervise, co-supervise and nurture clinical and non-clinical researchers including MSc/MRes and PhD students (can be second or third supervisor) to build the field for the future.
  • Publish research findings in high quality peer view journals, with at least 2 publications that are internationally excellent or world leading by the end of the probation period (3yrs); these can be as co-author.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. A Lecturer (R&T) will typically devote 60% of their time to research and 40% of their time to education. If appointed as lecturer (AEP) or senior tutor, the appointee will devote 80% of their time to education, delivering and leading undergraduate, postgraduate and post qualification courses

Essential criteria

  1. Educated to PhD for R&T role , or Masters Level for Senior teaching Fellow/AEP Role,
  2. Relevant high quality publications and research experience (appropriate to role, whether R&T or AEP)
  3. Current professional registration as midwife with the UK NMC
  4. Excellent written, verbal and digital communication skills, able to communicate with a wide range of audiences, with diverse levels of knowledge and expertise, and of differing professional backgrounds
  5. Track record of delivering and developing high quality, relevant teaching and education, including in curriculum development, simulation and digital, remote, or blended learning,
  6. Sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods to be able to supervise BSc and where appropriate MSc/MRes student projects, including standard analysis
  7. Knowledge and clinical credibility in midwifery, including experience of working as a midwife in a clinical leadership role
  8. Vision and appropriate plans for deliverable future education and if needed research programme relevant for this post
  9. A flexible, energetic and well-organized self-starter able to engage actively with students, team members, the wider College and other potential collaborators in developing a programme of teaching and/or research
  10. Commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the Faculty.

Desirable criteria

  1. Knowledge and experience of implementing UNICEF BFI standards
  2. Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) qualification
  3. Able to lead and manage change, and motivate others, colleagues and students
  4. Teaching qualification (essential if AEP)
  5. Experience of delivering improving education and research in an academic environment, and using appropriate systems

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance

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