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

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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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.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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