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AC4 Senior Lecturer or Reader (Midwifery and Maternal Care)

G72 0AB, Glasgow
£56,021 - £64,914 per annum
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

School of Health and Life Sciences 

Campus: Based on Lanarkshire campus however the post holder will be required to work across UWS Campuses as required

Full time: 35 hours per week


Salary: £56,021 - £64,914 per annum

THE POST  - AC4* Senior Lecturer or Reader (Midwifery and Maternal Care)

The School of Health & Life Sciences are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative individual with a PhD (nearing completion for a Senior Lecturer is acceptable but is mandatory for a Reader post) who has experience of midwifery and/or maternal care, academia, supervision of students and team leadership.

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.

As a Senior Lecturer or Reader, you will share academic leadership and management for the Division, including line management. You will take a lead role in either the design, development, and delivery of a range of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes within the division, engaging in academic quality assurance and enhancement activity such as to ensure high standards and regulatory/ professional body compliance (if appointed as a Senior Lecturer), or a lead role in the design development and delivery of research and commercial activity aligned the school and university’s agenda and associated REF Unit of Assessments (if appointed as a Reader).

Thus, experience of learning and teaching in higher education with a desire to develop, innovative methods to enhance the student experience across our programmes, or evidence of a sustained track record of research publications and income generation are essential. The post will also undertake the Lead Midwife for Education role within the School of Health & Life Sciences.

  • A Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) registration is essential for this post.


University of the West of Scotland 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. 

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).

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 Division of Mental Health, Midwifery & Health is one of three providers in Scotland of pre-registration midwifery and has a broad portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes exploring midwifery and maternal care, older people and dementia, child protection, psychological therapies, mental health nursing, forensic and mental health practice, and person-centred integrated care.

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 days leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 23.3%), including death in service benefits upon joining the scheme.
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • 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

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 2nd May 2024

*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.

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