Associate Professor / Professor in the Institute for Lifecourse Development

Greenwich, United Kingdom
Competitive salary commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments
23 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Wednesday 22 March 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3488-E

The Institute for Lifecourse Development (ILD) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Greenwich. The ILD comprises seven research centres, bringing together research and practitioner staff from across disciplines to foreground, consolidate and grow cross-professional and cross-disciplinary work and develop lifecourse focused research and knowledge exchange activities that directly resonate with our stakeholders, communities and partners, and that address societal challenges and have significant impact. Our current centres focus on these key interrelated areas:

  • Inequalities
  • Workforce Development
  • Chronic Illness and Aging
  • Thinking and learning
  • Mental health
  • Vulnerable Children and Families
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation

The Role

We are specifically looking for researchers whose interests and expertise lie in areas relevant to Centres within the Institute and are looking to appoint a leading international figure with the ability to enhance world-class research in the Institute and its Centres who can work with and across one or more of our key areas. Applicants should have an already outstanding track record of substantial external funding and world leading publications, evidence of significant academic and ‘real-world’ impact, and experience of managing large-scale interdisciplinary projects involving academics and practitioners. In addition, applicants should be committed to working with colleagues to develop genuinely innovative approaches to research, knowledge exchange and practice.

The ILD’s key shared objectives are to:

  • Focus on vulnerable populations across the lifecourse
  • Deliver theoretical and methodological innovation in research
  • Create collaborative interdisciplinary teams and a vibrant and inclusive research environment
  • Communicate with users of research to create impact
  • Create new professional solutions that improve people's lives
  • Develop high‐level academic training and continuing professional development
  • Connect globally, building deeper relationships with partners, funders, and sponsors.

The role is available immediately on a full-time, permanent basis.

How to apply

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role. The application process requires the candidate to complete a formal online application.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange and Director of the Institute, Professor Rosana Pacella (

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team at

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

Academic Career Pathways

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose their experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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