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Lecturer in Maternal and Child Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£43,605 to £60,284 per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Established in 1991, Queen's School of Nursing & Midwifery provides a range of innovative programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, which prepare nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals for leadership roles in clinical care, teaching, management and research.

The overall vision of the School is to provide a learning community committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and practice that contributes to local and global efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of society.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a key contributor, providing a high quality, exceptional and transformative educational experience to students in an innovative and high-tech learning environment.

Both the AC2 and AC3 Lecturer will undertake research in line with the School's research strategy, which is specific to midwifery and maternity care. The successful candidate will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, will develop or maintain a portfolio of appropriate scholarly activity and contribute to the School's academic development and quality assurance processes.

The AC3 Lecturer will develop innovations in teaching, learning and quality assurance processes and contribute to School administration and outreach activity.

The decision to appoint at which level will be determined at interview and will be based on merit. In your cover letter please ensure that you indicate which level you are applying for.

The salary scales for the posts are as follows:

AC2: £43,605 - £47,631 per annum

AC3: £49,054 - £60,284 per annum

If you consider that you meet the requirements, we look forward to receiving your application.

About the person:

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Have or about to obtain a Doctoral degree in Midwifery, Nursing or a related Healthcare subject. Applicants must obtain their PhD within 3 months of commencement of the role.
  • Research experience and profile which complements the research priorities related to inequalities in healthcare, midwifery and/or maternity care:
    • A minimum of 3 years research experience in a relevant healthcare field.
    • A publication record (or be about to publish) in peer reviewed journals /conference papers.
    • Experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques (AC3 only).
    • Experience of presentations at national and international meetings and conferences (AC3 only).
  • Relevant teaching experience at University level commensurate with stage of career.

To be successful at shortlisting stage, please ensure you clearly evidence in your application how you meet the essential and, where applicable, desirable criteria listed in the Candidate Information.

What we offer:

Beyond a competitive salary, the University offers an attractive benefits package including a holiday entitlement of up to 8.4 weeks a year, pension schemes and development opportunities. We support staff wellbeing with flexible working options, work-life balance initiatives and support for physical and mental health. You can find more detail on all of this and more at

Queen's University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan and have established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our website.

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