Associate Professor – Reader (31298-0922) . Job Reference: 1887648

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

September 25, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category



Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences


£53,353 - £65,578 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

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 educational strategies.

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.

Job Description


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 research outputs.

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 degree students.

To support the delivery of Warwick Medical School's wider strategy.


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 leads.

• 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 appropriate, placements.

• 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.

• Contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and learning strategies.

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.

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

Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. (a)

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, c)

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)

Further Particulars

This role will require an enhanced DBS check with adults barred list.

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.

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 (

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.

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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

25 Sep 2022

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