Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£37,473 - £53,353
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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 Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (SWECW) is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community engaging in cutting-edge practice and research that works closely with organisations from the private, statutory and third sectors. We are seeking knowledgeable and skilled individuals to support delivery of our Health and Social Care provision.

Our excellent teaching reputation is based on challenging inequalities across education, social care and health and developing new generations of research informed professionals. Our diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programmes focus on high quality professional education, research and innovation across disciplines including education, social work, health and social care, occupational therapy, and childhood and early years. Our education programmes are in the top 20 nationally (Complete University Guide 2023). SWECW is also a sector leader in increasing access to evidence based psychological therapies for children and young people (CYP-IAPT) and is playing a significant role in aiding societal recovery and repair beyond the pandemic.

Northumbria is in the UK top 25 for research power (Research Excellence Framework, 2021) and SWECW contributed significantly to two units of assessment. Social Work and Social Policy was ranked 3rd in Britain with 78% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent and Allied Health Professions was ranked 8th for research power with 88% of our research outputs rated similarly.

This vacancy is to primarily support our health and social care provision, which includes the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care and the Foundation Year in Health, Education and Social Care. As such, you must have excellent and specialist knowledge of the contemporary health and social care landscape, developed through research activity, professional practice, or consultancy.

Please ensure you consider the job description and meet all the essential criteria.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Lynette Shotton:

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 09/10/2022