Professor(s) - Nursing, Midwifery, and Palliative Care

London (Central), London (Greater)
30 Aug 2023
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27 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time



Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care


King’s College London


Applications are invited for two new Professors in our Faculty with the skills and commitment to drive an ambitious vision in applied health research and education relevant to our fields for the 21st century.

The roles provide an excellent opportunity and platform that enables those appointed to develop their own research and impactfully contribute to their field. Given King’s breadth of disciplines, there will be significant opportunities to collaborate with other health faculties (and beyond). The appointed professors will look to embrace the opportunities of tomorrow through a commitment to research excellence, grant capture, collaboration and education.


Why choose us?


King’s College London is a leading University with one of the largest groups of applied and allied health and social care researchers in the world, across nine Faculties. For the last three years, our Faculty has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). It is among the top in the world for midwifery and palliative care research and education, and has strong research in technologies applied to clinical care, care in long term conditions and in methodologies, including co-design and our Nightingale-Saunders Complex Clinical Trials Unit. Our faculty includes the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, the world’s only purpose-built Institute for Palliative Care, uniting research, education and clinical care.


This investment forms part of our strategy to broaden and deepen our strengths, signaling the commitment to academic leadership and world class impactful applied health and care research. Research and education at King’s benefits from our multiple national and global partnerships and the Academic Health Sciences Centre of King’s Health Partners, that brings together world-class research, education and clinical practice for the benefit of patients, those important to them, care and policy impact.


What will you be doing?


You will lead sustainable, high quality, applied health research that benefits our local and global communities. You will be expected to be ambitious in capturing grant income and publishing high quality outputs, leading to a step change contribution to the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care and your academic field. You will foster interdisciplinary partnerships that increase the quality of your research and education and deliver impacts to benefit society. You will contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate education, including PhD supervision and delivering lectures and seminars, contribute to development and capacity building in the Faculty, across King’s and your field.


Applicants must have a PhD, an excellent publication record, and strong track record of attracting research funding as PI.  It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the further development of the research standing of the faculty, and to contribute to teaching and administrative activities.

For further information about the role please visit and to apply for this role, please go to the King’s Career pages to submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team; please contact


The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 27th September. First round interviews will be held on Friday 10th November and second interviews in early December.


The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care is one of nine academic faculties at King’s College London, a multi-disciplinary, research-led university with over 43,000 students and 8,500 employees based in the heart of London. We are located across four central London campuses, which reflect our close alignment to our NHS partners: Guy’s Campus at London Bridge, St Thomas’ Campus and the Franklin Wilkins Building at Waterloo; and King’s Denmark Hill Campus.