AC2 Lecturer in Mental Health

Lanarkshire Campus
AC2: £40,522 – 48,349 per annum
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Health & Life Sciences - Division of Mental Health, Nursing and Integrated Practice

Lanarkshire Campus



AC2 Lecturer in Mental Health

Opportunities have arisen for AC2 lecturer to join the Community and Health & Mental Health teams within the School of Health and Life Sciences, where teaching and research are at the heart of all the school’s activities. Ideally, the successful candidates will be a registered adult nurse or mental health nurse and qualified, or soon to be qualified, to Masters level. Other professional accredited body registrations, such as HCPC, with the appropriate professional experience may be considered, but preference will be given to applicants registered with the NMC.


You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.


The posts require skilled and motivated people with clinical credibility to contribute to the currency and clinical relevance of our adult nursing, mental health and social care programmes, and to deliver and develop our post graduate portfolio. The ability to contribute to module and programme 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:

    Degree and relevant postgraduate qualification (near completion of Master's degree)    
    Professional Body qualification A sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge and experience in the discipline of mental health to work within established teaching programmes. Awareness of strategies to promote and assess learning. Understand equality and diversity issues as they may impact on 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 (UWS) is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, 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. The School is involved in the British Council Gender Advancement through Transforming Institutions in India project and the British Council and SEAMAO RIHED Gender Equality and Diversity (GEDI), and take pride in 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 extra 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.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting:

Dr James Taylor, Head of Division (Mental Health, Midwifery and Health),


Closing date:  Monday 9th October 2023

Interview date: TBC


To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to


*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)

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.