Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

September 26, 2022


Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Purpose

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 required.

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.

Administrative Duties

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.

Clinical Duties

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 in psychiatry.

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 subject.

B2. MD or PhD awarded or submitted.



C1. At least 2 years clinical experience in psychiatry following completion of FY2.

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.

Interpersonal Skills


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 undergraduates.

Special Factors


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 https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www.

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 within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref: 095688, Closing Date: 26 September 2022.

Vacancy Ref : 095688 Close Date : 26-Sep-2022 23:45

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