Professor of Social Care & Social Work/Head of Department

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Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
24 Nov 2017
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24 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Social Care & Social Work/Head of Department (0090)
Salary: Competitive + Benefits (plus an additional allowance for the Head of tenure)
Location: Manchester
Who we are

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Where you’ll work:

Our Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care (HPSC) is the largest provider of nursing and allied health professionals in the North West, and is widely recognised, accredited and respected. Based within the award-winning £139 million Brooks Building, the Faculty enjoys exceptional facilities and maintains two active and innovative Research Centres. At the heart of HPSC, the Department of Social Care and Social Work is well known for its commitment to social justice and human rights and actively involves service users, carers and the wider community in its research and in its curriculum. The department has a commitment to research informed teaching, and practice, and a growing body of research active staff committed to being submitted to the REF. 

About the role:

You will be joining the department at an exciting time and will be expected to make a sustained, significant and original contribution to knowledge within the Social Care field. You will champion the highest standards in teaching, research and knowledge exchange. We will look to you to build on your, and our, high international profile as you speak at conferences, undertake learned society and committee work, judge awards and prizes and act as a research council peer reviewer or PhD examiner. You will also be expected to contribute to the professional development of social work and social care. At the same time, you will maintain a steady record of quality publications in peer reviewed journals or books and generate significant contract income, and you will have a central part to play in attracting postgraduate research students of the highest calibre. With tenure as Head of Department for your first four years, you will take the department to the next level. This is a rotational role; after four years, we will review your progress and you will either continue leading the department forward or revert to a professorial role.

About You:

Qualified to doctorate level in Social Work and very experienced in your field, you will bring exceptional organisational, negotiating and leadership skills, plus a clear and original vision for our syllabus. Naturally, you will require proven ability to lead and direct research, attract funding and develop colleagues, and you will be a genuinely original and creative thinker with exceptional passion for making a difference. This is a full time permanent role (35 hours).

How to Apply:

Selection for the post will involve a two-stage interview process, with interviews due to take place in mid-February.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is 5th January 2018.

To apply, please click on the apply button provided or call Taz Jalota on 0161 247 6571.