Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Midwifery
Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Salary: £37,473 - £53,353
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Grade: 7 or 6
Closing date: 23/10/2022
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Type: Full Time
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Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.
At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.
The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is one of five departments within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We are a thriving community of academics and professional support staff who are committed to empowering each other and students to be the best they can be, and ultimately improve the lives of people within our local, national, and international reach. The Department is proud to educate health and social care students from all corners of the globe in Foundation, Undergraduate and Post Graduate studies. Following the REF21 Northumbria University rank 8th in the UK in terms of research power for Unit of Assessment 3, a rise of 13 places, a testament to the significant research strength of our department. We have five active research groupings:
- Health Economics and Applied Statistics
- Implementation and Innovation research
- Living Better in Later Life
- Veterans and military families’ hub
- Workforce Education and Practice Development
We provide high quality, research-rich education using a variety of innovative teaching and learning methods including a state-of-the-art clinical skills centre. The post holder will work flexibly as part of the Mental Health Nursing team to contribute to teaching, learning, assessment, and research. They will participate in the planning, designing and development of undergraduate and postgraduate health programmes, as well as pastoral tutoring. They will provide expertise to further enhance research and entrepreneurial activities. This will include undertaking individual and collaborative research that demonstrates impact and involvement in external activities which may include academic enterprise.
You must possess excellent knowledge of the subject area and have active midwifery registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), you must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a related area or be qualified to Doctoral level.
For an informal discussion about the post and to discuss further the essential criteria, please contact Dr Catherine Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org or Viv Perry email@example.com.
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 documents into a single file.
Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university. Discover more about us.
Northumbria University is a great place to work. We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.
We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.
Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.
We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance.
This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role. The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.
Please note this vacancy will close on 23/10/2022