Clinical Lecturer in Public Health

University of Glassgow
December 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:£43,504 - £64,461
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Contract Type:fixed term (up to 6
Working Time:Full time
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Clinical Lecturer in Public Health

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Health & Wellbeing. This is a fixed term (up to 6 years or up until six months after obtaining CCT, whichever is soonest). You will hold MFPH or equivalent. It is expected you will already hold a higher research degree or be close to submission of a MD or a PhD.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the appropriate level of Specialty Trainee and will have an honorary appointment at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board. You must already have a national training number at the time of taking up the post.

The post will be based within the School of Health & Wellbeing in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) of the University of Glasgow. Whilst public health training will be a major focus of the Lectureship in order to ensure you can successfully complete your certificate of completion of training (CCT), this post will also provide an exceptional opportunity for combined academic training.

Public health training will be based within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, as well as appropriate national organisations (such as Public Health Scotland and Scottish Government), as well as other territorial health boards, as appropriate.

Research training will be undertaken in the world class academic environment of the University of Glasgow with excellent opportunities within the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit in the School of Health & Wellbeing. For this Lectureship, the School is particularly keen to develop further capacity in our areas of Internationally recognised research excellence, for example the economic determinants of health.

Job Purpose

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


The appointee will have an established interest in research with a record of achievement in an area relevant to existing interests in the School of Health & Wellbeing within the College of MVLS. The appointee will be expected to:

- Develop a programme of research under supervision of senior investigators in the School of Health & Wellbeing, in a subject area in the social determinants of health, particularly related to the economic determinants of health.

- Plan, design and implement projects with collaborators as appropriate; and to contribute to and submit grant applications and publications of impactful papers.

For this post the applicant will develop their program of research under the supervision of senior academic staff including Professor S. Vittal Katikireddi.

There are extensive resources within policy simulation modelling (including high performance computing facilities) and linked data research within the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit within the School of Health & Wellbeing https: // www. of MVLS, and related Schools and Institutes within the University of Glasgow. The appointee will be located within the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, School of Health & Wellbeing. The Unit comprises over 100 research staff focused on the social determinants of health and health inequalities.

Academic support will be available during all annual research and training assessments to ensure that there is adequate balance between academic and clinical training.


The anticipation is that protected non-clinical time will be predominantly used for research. This post is not suitable for trainees wishing to develop a predominantly teaching or educational portfolio. However, it is expected that the Lecturer will contribute to delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities. These might include:

- Teaching or supervision within Postgraduate taught or research courses within the School of Health & Wellbeing, including supervision of Masters in Public Health dissertations.

- Contributing to undergraduate public health teaching, such as lectures and seminars.

Administrative Duties

The Lecturer will contribute to administrative duties related to research and general running of the School of Health & Wellbeing or research theme as directed by their supervisor.

Clinical Duties

Clinical duties will be arranged following discussion with the relevant Training Programme Director in Public Health. 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 Program Director and local clinical and educational supervisors.

Clinical academic training will be the focus of the post with a 60:40 split between clinical and academic activity. The allocation of research and clinical time is flexible and various patterns of working are possible to suit differing research and clinical requirements. 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



For medically qualified applicants:

A1. MB ChB or equivalent and full registration with General Medical Council. (for non UK candidates, GMC registration would be required before taking up the post).

A2. Master of Public Health (MPH) or equivalent.

A3. Completion of the Faculty of Public Health Membership (Part A and Part B examinations).

A4. All applicants must already have a national training number at the time of taking up the post.

For non-medically qualified applicants:

A5. A first degree (1st or 2:1 or equivalent grade) or a higher certificated degree (Master's or PhD).

A6. Master of Public Health (MPH) or equivalent.

A7. Completion of the Faculty of Public Health Membership (Part A and Part B examinations).

A8. All applicants must already have a national training number at the time of taking up the post.


For medically qualified applicants:

B1. BMedSci, BSc or equivalent intercalated degree in medicine or related subject.

For both medically and non-medically qualified applicants:

B2. MD or PhD related to public health awarded, submitted or close to submission.



For medically qualified applicants:

C1. A minimum of 24 months of postgraduate medical experience

C2. Evidence of achievement of foundation competencies

For non-medically qualified applicants:

C3. At least 24 months of experience relevant to population health practice.

C4. At least 60 months (whole time equivalent) of work experience at time of appointment


D1. Experience and aptitude for public health research on the social determinants of health, and in particular, the economic determinants of health

D2. Previous evidence of oral and poster presentations

D3. Evidence of publication or experience in academic writing, especially internationally outstanding research outputs

D4. Experience in securing external research funding, such as fellowship funding or project funding.

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, including ability to work within a diverse research team (such as with economists, statisticians and research software engineers).


H1. Capacity for originality and innovation.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be on the Clinical Academic scale £43,504 - £64,461 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 post is full time and fixed term for up to 6 years.

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.

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, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University 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.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Vittal Katikireddi, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 132071, Closing Date: 05 December 2023.

Vacancy Ref : 132071 Close Date : 05-Dec-2023 23:45

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