Professor of Mental Health Nursing

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary
02 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Mental Health Nursing

King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings) and the fourth oldest university in England.  A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has over 30,000 students from nearly 150 countries, and more than 8,000 employees.

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (FNFNMPC), the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN,) and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have a shared vision to build world-leading mental health nursing through outstanding research, education and clinical expertise. Both faculties and the NHS Trust are world-renowned, globally connected and have outstanding leaders in their fields. To achieve future clinical academic ambitions we are now recruiting for a Professor of Mental Health Nursing.

This is an exciting opportunity for an internationally recognised clinical academic to develop and lead a sustained programme of externally funded world-leading research, directly relevant to transforming mental health care through mental health nursing. The successful candidate will also develop and deliver educational programmes in topics related to mental health nursing and contribute to teaching within the Health Service & Population Research Department (HSPR) and the FNFNMPC including supervision of PhD students. This person will play a leading role in developing clinical academic careers for mental health nurses based in South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with FNFNMPC and HSPR.

We are looking for a registered mental health nurse with a proven research track record, plus leadership and management experience in mental health nursing. A track record in conducting and publishing peer-reviewed world-leading research in high quality journals is essential. Responsibilities also include promoting active engagement in research and collaborations across the King’s faculties and NHS partners, and acting as a role-model and mentor to colleagues.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download the information pack and submit the specified documentation. Informal and confidential enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team; please contact Sarah Fraser or James Ralphs at or call +44(0)20 7848 3923.

The deadline for applications is 13th September 2018. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 17th October 2018.