Associate Professor in Public Health (professionally registered) (74893-0922) . Job Reference: 1887829

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 10, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences

Salary

Competitive Salary

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent, Full Time Role.

This is an exciting opportunity to initiate and undertake public health research and teaching at Warwick Medical School, working with colleagues in public health, across the Medical School and University.

We are looking for an excellent candidate to develop public health research, and design and deliver a range of programmes of study, as well as contributing to both research and educational strategies. The successful candidate must be registered as a Public Health consultant and may have a medical or non-medical background.

Warwick Medical School (WMS) aims to train the best talent, develop research capacity, and foster national and international collaborations, to seek to solve some of the world's most pressing health problems. We continue to develop our large Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB) course, and Postgraduate courses as well as new Undergraduate BSc programmes, for example in Health Sciences, alongside a broad research portfolio.

The post holder will have a subject-relevant higher degree which could include a PhD, or other relevant professional recognition. Experience of working within the arena of public and/or global health is essential, and a clear track record of education delivery is required.

This role will require an enhanced DBS check with children's and adults barred list.

For more information on this role please contact Professor Paramjit Gill (P.Gill.1@warwick.ac.uk).

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Interview date: w/c 24 November 2022.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

To develop public health research, and design and deliver a range of programmes of study, as well as contributing to both research and educational strategies.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Research and Scholarship:

• Carry out independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader, developing and maintaining an expert reputation in own subject area at least at national, and usually international level, and providing guidance to staff and students on own specialist area.

• Apply for, and manage research funds to facilitate research activity and the research standing of the University as measured by, for example, the REF. In managing the research projects, manage and develop research staff and students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.

• Publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international standing and publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets.

• Support impact of this work in conjunction with others to apply subject knowledge to practice.

• Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department's research strategy, which enhance the school's national/international research profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities, and journal editorships.

• Contribute to the development of research strategies.

Teaching and Learning Support:

• Be responsible for elements of education programme design and delivery in relevant areas of public health, undertaking academic duties (i.e. module leadership, setting assignment questions, marking, moderation, and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

• Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required.

• Within the area of education delivery take responsibility for strategic development, ensuring developments feed into overall curriculum design and programme improvements for defined programmes or education areas relating to public health teaching.

• Contributions to public health teaching in other programmes (MBChB, Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses) will be required.

• Contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and learning strategies, as well as pedagogical research.

• Supervise postgraduate and undergraduate student projects and, where appropriate, placements.

Administration and Other Activities:

• Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the Department, by performing administrative duties as allocated by the Chair and by taking on appropriate Departmental responsibilities. Such duties may include, for example, committee representation and personal tutoring, recruitment, and admissions activities.

• Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, by for example, coordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or identifying suitable supervisors for Dissertations and Professional Projects.

• Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal system and providing advice on personal development.

• Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.

Clinical/Public Health Duties:

• Public Health/Clinical duties as agreed with the employer providing an honorary consultant contract in areas that will support and complement the research role of the post. This may include offering your capacity to apply the scientific body of knowledge on public health to the polices and services necessary to improve health and to formulate clear practical evidence-based recommendations.

• Research will include responsibility for work across organisational and professional boundaries acting as a change agent including managing complexity and overseeing interventions aimed to deliver improvements in population health and wellbeing and evaluating these.

• Engage according to expertise with NHS, local authority, regional and national partners to provide appropriate input for their service and policy development. Professional obligations.

• Undertaking annual professional appraisal including completion of a programme of CPD, in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements, or other recognised body, and undertake revalidation, audit or other measures required to remain on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health (Specialist) Register or other specialist register as appropriate.

• Contributing appropriately to foundation programme medical and public health specialty training, with a particular focus on research supervision.

• Practise in accordance with all relevant sections of the General Medical Council's Good Medical Practice (if medically qualified) and the Faculty of Public Health's Good Public Health Practice and UKPHR requirements.

• Contribute to appropriate professional leadership within the health system, whether medical or other clinical or non-clinical expertise.

• Foster scientific integrity, freedom of scientific publications, and freedom of debate on health matters, and promote good governance and open government.

• Contribute to medical professional leadership within the health system.

• Maintain effective, courageous, and responsible public health advocacy.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Masters in Public Health or equivalent. (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Strong commitment to public health principles. (a)

Essential Criteria 4

Demonstrated Public Health leadership and decision making. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Demonstrated experience of knowledge mobilisation and evidence into practice. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience of working at the interface of academia and public health practice and a high level of understanding of academic and research environments. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 7

Experience or knowledge of working within a health care environment or in a public health setting. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Experience of working in, or an in-depth understanding of, a national public health body. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 9

PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. (a)

Essential Criteria 10

Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex concepts and to collaborate with a range of people and key stakeholders. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 11

Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team to plan work with others to meet tight deadlines. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 12

Proven ability to write research reports and papers in styles accessible to both academic and other audiences. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 13

Evidence of high-quality publications in peer reviewed journals. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 14

Proven ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes and evidence of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 15

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a,c,d)

Desirable Criteria 1

Additional essential criteria can be found in the further particulars.

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Essential criteria continued:

• Proven track record in developing and writing grant applications. (a,c)

• Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist List (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview – see point 3 below) or Inclusion in the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview – see point 3 below). (a)

• If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health practice. (a)

• Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview. All other applicants (ie UKPHR applicants for registration via the retrospective portfolio route) must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence confirming that the already submitted portfolio of evidence will be accepted as sufficient for registration within the next six months. (a)

• If an applicant is UK trained in Public Health, they must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview. If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT. (a)

• Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body. (a,c)

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

10 Oct 2022

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