AC3 Lecturer in Mental Health

PA1 2BE, Paisley
AC3: £47,047 to £52,841 per annum
28 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health & Life Sciences

1 post Paisley Campus, 1 post Lanarkshire Campus

AC3 Lecturer in Mental Health – REQ002099

An opportunity has arisen for two lecturers within the School of Health and Life Sciences, where teaching and research are at the heart of all the school’s activities. We are seeking to appoint one AC3 lecturer in mental health to be based on Paisley Campus and one AC3 lecturer in mental health to be based on Lanarkshire Campus.

Ideally, the successful candidates will be registered mental health nurses and qualified to, at least, Masters level. Other professional accredited body registrations, such as HCPC, with the appropriate mental health experience may be considered, but preference will be given to applicants registered with the NMC. A Doctoral qualification, or currently engaging in doctoral level study, is desirable but not essential.

Each post requires a skilled and motivated person with clinical and/or teaching experience to contribute to the currency and clinical relevance of our mental health and social care undergraduate programmes. Specialist knowledge in a particular field of mental health, for example CAMHS, CBT, Older People, forensic mental health, would be desirable to deliver and develop our post graduate portfolio. The ability to engage in all aspects of programme and module leadership and development is integral to this post, along with engagement in wider academic activities such as consultancy, CPD, and scholarship to enhance teaching or academic knowledge.  

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Professional Registration – preferably NMC
  • Relevant Masters degree
  • Possess and maintain sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge and experience in the discipline of mental health to work within established teaching/ research programmes.
  • Knowledge of a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Understand equality and diversity issues as they may impact on research/academic content and issues relating to student need. 
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.


University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across Scotland, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional day of annual leave to celebrate your birthday.
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Free gym membership
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Closing Date: Sunday 4th June 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday 20th June 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

The current academic structure and nomenclature at UWS is as follows:

AC2 – Lecturer (first time academic post)

AC3 – Lecturer

AC4 – Senior Lecturer (alternate titles used in different Universities include Principal Lecturer or Associate Professor)

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