Assistant Professor in Health and Social Care Research

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£44,413 - £54,421
23 May 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will assist the Head of Department to maintain, enhance and improve the Department and Faculty’s national and international reputation in healthcare research and inform teaching and learning activity. Demonstrating your continued academic attainment and achievement, you will contribute to the field of healthcare research and the life and work of the faculty. 

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


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. Successful candidates will be joining an incredible, innovative team.

The Department is proud to educate health and social care students from all over the world in Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Postgraduate Research studies.  We currently 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 with the wider team to contribute to research, teaching, learning, supervision and assessment activity. They will participate in the development, planning, designing and supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research health programmes, with a particular emphasis on supporting dissertation modules. 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 will include academic enterprise. 

You must possess excellent knowledge of the subject area. The post holder must have a doctoral qualification or equivalent or you should be very close to completing your doctoral studies, with a clear plan for your research. It is anticipated that your research will align to at least one of our research groups. Evidence of high-quality research outputs, which are consistent with the requisite criteria for inclusion in subsequent Research Excellence Framework submissions would be particularly advantageous. 

For an informal discussion about the post and to discuss further the essential criteria, please contact Deputy Heads of Department, Professor Paul Gill ( or Sasha Ban (


To support you in preparing your application below is the standard Person Specification for Academic roles at Northumbria.  Appointments will be based on grade the selection panel believe are commensurate with individuals Academic experience and profile. 

Further information is available on the role description Assistant Professor

Applicants should have demonstrable specialist expert knowledge and subject expertise.    
To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'.  Your application should include a covering letter and a CV.  Please ensure your CV includes research / education statements, and grants and publications list highlighting your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of four.  For your most recent grants please include the grant title, funder reference, funder, amount, and your role.  In addition, you are asked to provide copies of the top two research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio).

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


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. 
Awarded the title of University of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. 
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 ranked top 25 for this measure. 
One of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries, filled with world-leading research, award-winning partnerships, and students at the heart of an outstanding experience, 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 also hold the HR Excellence in Research award for implementing the concordat supporting the career Development of Researchers and are members of the Euraxess initiative to deliver 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.