Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Social Work

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£36,382 - £51,800
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing is one of five departments within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Through our teaching and research the Department aims to challenge educational, social and health inequalities and focus on championing social justice. Our work is subsequently structured into three layers; firstly, people and communities, secondly practice and practitioners and thirdly overarching systems. In doing so, the Department plays a significant role in aiding societal recovery and repair beyond the pandemic. We are seeking a knowledgeable and skilled individual to join our successful and highly committed team. We are looking to appoint committed and highly motivated people for several posts.

All posts are based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University. The Department provides high quality, research-rich education using a variety of innovative teaching and learning methods delivered at all academic levels from undergraduate to doctoral study. Working in the Department you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multidisciplinary and committed to making a difference to the health and social care of individuals and communities. The Department offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with a particular focus on high quality professional education, research and innovation across multiple disciplines. These include social work, social care, public health, occupational therapy, childhood and early years and the many facets of education. In addition, the Department is a sector leader in increasing access to evidence based psychological therapies for children and young people (CYP-IAPT). You will work flexibly as part of a team to contribute to teaching, you will provide expertise to further enhance research and entrepreneurial activities. This will include undertaking individual and collaborative research that demonstrates impact.

You must possess excellent knowledge of the subject area you are considering applying for and be a registered member of a relevant professional body, if applicable. You must hold a Master’s degree or be either qualified to Doctoral level or be willing to study for a Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline. You need to have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice, or consultancy. Please ensure you consider the job description you are applying for and meet all the essential criteria.

Part-time and Secondment arrangements may be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post and to discuss further the essential criteria, please contact Dr Joanne Atkinson (Head of Department) or David Littlefair  and Pam Graham (Deputy Head of Department)

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

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 network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022

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