Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This is a fixed term (up to 6 years or up until six months after obtaining
CCT, whichever is soonest) Clinical Lectureship tenable in the Institute of
Health and Wellbeing. Suitable applicants will hold MRCPsych (UK)/or
equivalent and will have completed general professional training in
Psychiatry. The successful candidate will be appointed at the level of
Specialist/Specialty Registrar and will enter the West of Scotland Higher
Specialty Training Programme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Applicants must already have a national training number at the time of taking
up the post. While applicants may already hold a higher research degree
(MD/PhD), talented candidates may be appointed without this qualification,
although progression would be dependent upon them successfully completing this
qualification in the first years of the post. If the appointee does not
possess a higher degree, they will be supported in developing an appropriate
project, pursuing any necessary funding and executing research suitable for
submission of a post-graduate degree.
The post will be based within Mental Health and Wellbeing soon to be at the
new Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW) building. For training and
research purposes rotation to other clinical units or departments may be
Clinical training in psychiatry will be a major focus of the Lectureship in
order to ensure the appointee can successfully complete their CCT. The
academic aim of the Lectureship would be to allow research development to
support intermediate fellowship applications by the end of the lectureship and
eventual growth to an independent academic career.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. The appointee will have an established interest in research, with a record
of achievement in an area related to the existing interests within Mental
Health and Wellbeing (such as maltreatment/trauma-associated disorders,
complex interventions, and epidemiology) and will be expected to make a
contribution to the research and teaching work of the Institute of Health and
Wellbeing. The appointee will be expected to develop a programme of research
under the supervision of an established research/teaching leader within the
Institute, with the intention of completing a higher degree and developing an
academic career. There are extensive laboratory and clinical facilities for
research, as well as access to large datasets, within the Institute and
fruitful collaborations with other Institutes in the College, College of MVLS,
and related Schools and Institutes within the University of Glasgow. The
successful candidate will be expected to have already or to register for a
higher degree (MD/PhD).
2.While the main focus of the applicant is research, teaching will represent a
small but important component of the post. It is expected that the Lecturer
will contribute to delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
activities which could include contributing to design and delivery of the
current Student Selected Components in Psychiatry, exam question design,
marking and participation in OSCEs.
3.There are no official administrative duties written into this post, however
the successful appointee may be asked to take on a role of responsibility
within the Section.
4.The successful appointee will join the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
rotation in Scotland. To allow an on-going 40% research commitment, as many
parts of the rotation as possible will be organised to be completed in
Glasgow. However, there are fixed components of the training that cannot be
completed on site and this should be understood by the appointee and by those
involved in training. The purpose of a Clinical Lectureship is to ensure that
candidates acquire a CCT, and appropriate clinical training opportunities will
be arranged to ensure that this can occur within the duration of the
Lectureship. Responsibilities, including on call duties and specialty training
will be arranged as necessary depending on the appointee's current training
and needs in conjunction with the Training Programme Director and local
clinical and educational supervisors.
Clinical academic training will be the focus of the post with an 80:20 split
between clinical and academic activity (the clinical training component may
also contain some protected research time). The allocation of research and
clinical time is flexible and various patterns of working are possible to suit
differing research and clinical requirements e.g. it may also be possible to
organise research blocks of several weeks or months at a time. Applications
will be welcome from trainees who are working less than full time, and the job
plan will be adapted to suit such trainees.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Knowledge & Qualifications
A1. MBChB or equivalent and full registration with General Medical Council.
A2. MRCPsych (UK) or equivalent. A3. Completed general professional training
A4. Applicants must already have a national training number in psychiatry at
the time of taking up the post.
B1. BMedSci, BSc or equivalent intercalated degree in medicine or related
B2. MD or PhD awarded or submitted.
C1. At least 2 years clinical experience in psychiatry following completion of
C2. Clinical or relevant laboratory research experience.
D1. An interest in complex psychiatric disorders.
D2. An interest in teaching and learning in medicine.
D3. Evidence of publication or experience in writing.
D4. Previous oral presentations or posters.
D5. Previous involvement in clinical or laboratory research.
Special Aptitudes and Ability
E1. Self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
E2. Good organisational and IT skills.
E3. Ability to manage research projects.
E4. Ability to work towards the Institute, College and University objectives.
E5. Excellent communication skills with all stakeholders in research.
F1. Evidence of distinction in career to date e.g. prizes, awards, bursaries.
G1. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to get on well with colleagues but
also strong ambitions in the field.
H1. Approachable manner.
H2. Capacity for originality and innovation.
H3. Experience of teaching and/or mentoring junior colleagues and
J1. Teamwork and interactive skills.
Please note that as part of your application you must address and
demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do
not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be
shortlisted for interview.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the Clinical Academic scale £37,037 - £54,879 per annum.
The post will carry an additional entitlement depending on on-call
responsibilities. This banding payment is paid under a separate arrangement
with the NHS for which the University acts as paymaster only.
This position is full time and fixed term for up to 6 years.
Members of staff are normally eligible to contribute to the Universities'
Superannuation Scheme USS and on appointment shall be deemed to be in
membership of the scheme and contributions deducted accordingly, unless the
University is advised in writing prior to the commencement of employment of a
wish not to join. Further information regarding the scheme is available from
the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions
relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. It may be possible, if
the relevant NHS
Superannuation Scheme Criteria are met, for appointees to remain in the NHS
Superannuation Scheme while in this post.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme The post for which you are applying is
considered registered work in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups
Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable
Groups PVG Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to
ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfils its legal duties under the Act.
If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be
subject to PVG Scheme membership. Please note it is a criminal offence to
apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working
with Children List.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Helen Minnis,
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive
community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are
developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including
41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook
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3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing
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We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of
all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values.
Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in
particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented
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Vacancy Ref: 095688, Closing Date: 26 September 2022.
Vacancy Ref : 095688 Close Date : 26-Sep-2022 23:45