Vacancy Type/Job category
Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences
£53,353 - £65,578 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.
This is an exciting opportunity to initiate and undertake public health
research and education at Warwick Medical School. We are looking for an
excellent candidate to develop public health research, and design and deliver
a range of programmes of study, and contribute to both research and
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, as well as our
Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, 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.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible
working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there
are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Interview Date: 14 October 2022.
To strengthen the position of Warwick Medical School (WMS) in Health
Sciences and to continue its upward trajectory in research and teaching
excellence in public/global health.
To attract external research income and produce international standard
To contribute to undergraduate and post graduate teaching in public health and
health services research and play a key role in the supervision of research
To support the delivery of Warwick Medical School's wider strategy.
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.
• Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department's
research strategy and 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 organisation of research seminars and junior staff
capacity development activities including participating in the mentorship of
junior academic colleagues.
• Contribute to the development of research strategies.
Teaching and Learning Support
• Undertake supervision and teaching within our portfolio of education
(postgraduate, undergraduate and graduate entry medicine), alongside taking
responsibility for the development and delivery of public health education
(i.e. wider determinants of health) in partnership with relevant course
• Be responsible for elements of education programme design and delivery in
relevant subject areas, 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.
• Supervise postgraduate and undergraduate student projects and, where
• 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
• Contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and
Administration and Other Activities
• To take on agreed leadership and administrative roles within the Health
Sciences Division and Warwick Medical School.
• To contribute to collegial activities within the medical school including
developing the public health academic community and creating a supportive
environment for junior researchers.
• To undertake departmental roles/functions which may be required by the Head
of Department, including attendance at WMS meetings and participation in other
committees and groups within WMS, the Faculty, and the University.
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)
Essential Criteria 1
Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant
Essential Criteria 2
In-depth understanding of own specialism within Public Health to enable the
development of new knowledge and understanding within the field. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 3
Nationally recognised in own field of specialism within Public Health. (a,
Essential Criteria 4
Engaged in continuous professional development. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
Evidence of high quality publications in peer reviewed journals. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 6
Proven ability to write research reports and papers in styles accessible to
both academic and other audiences. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
Proven ability to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery
of teaching programmes as evidenced by Fellowship to the Higher Education
Academy (or equivalent). (a, c)
Essential Criteria 8
Evidence of teaching and supervisory excellence in undergraduate and
postgraduate arenas. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 9
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 10
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team to plan work with
others to meet tight deadlines. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 11
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of
teaching. (a, b, d)
Desirable Criteria 1
Proven track record in developing and writing grant applications. (a, d)
Desirable Criteria 2
Familiarity with the policy context of Health Technology Assessment in the UK
and the role of NICE. (a, c)
This role will require an enhanced DBS check with adults barred list.
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environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible
and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised,
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We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities
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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
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EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open,
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