We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Senior Lecturer to maximise the use of resources that have been developed and, through them, make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the Office for Rare Conditions (ORC) which is sited in Child Health. The Office has two main workstreams. The ORC Glasgow is focussed on improving the standards of healthcare and research in people of all ages in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. In addition, it acts as an exemplar for the rest of Scotland and further. The ORC Registries Programme links closely with the Developmental Endocrinology Research Group and includes international rare disease registry projects including sdmregistries.org and GloBE-Reg. You will lead and contribute to research of international standard, securing research funding, undertaking high quality teaching and research supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and providing academic leadership and management within the School and College.
You will also actively engage in developing relationships with other groups within the University as well as external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding, and outreach. The successful candidate will contribute to clinical care and leading service developments commensurate with clinical speciality under an NHS honorary contract at consultant level.
The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing is one of eight Schools within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. The School is renowned for research, pioneering teaching methods and superb facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
We welcome applications from candidates who hold a Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within a field of rare conditions that is aligned to the current activities of the Office for Rare Conditions.
To maximise the use of resources that have been developed and, through them, make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the Office for Rare Conditions by leading and contributing to research of international standard, securing research funding, undertaking high quality teaching and research supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and providing academic leadership and management within the School and College. The post-holder will actively engage in developing relationships with other groups within the University as well as external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach.
To contribute to clinical care and leading service developments commensurate with clinical speciality under an NHS honorary contract at consultant level.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Undertake a leading role in the development and implementation of individual and/or joint research projects of international standard, participating actively in the development of College/School research strategy.
2. Act as principal investigator or project leader on major research projects with a portfolio of research activity and publications of high quality and impact.
3. Take a lead in major funding bids and related activities, including Knowledge Exchange, which develop and sustain support for the subject area and recognised excellence for the University.
4. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities to ensure high quality course/programme administration, setting and monitoring standards and lead on the development of policy and practice across research and teaching teams (beyond subject/school level).
5. Create and develop effective networks with students, staff across the University, and external stakeholders to oversee the embedding of key University priorities such as graduate attributes, professional requirements, work-related learning, transitions support, student mobility and quality enhancement within credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities.
6. Develop a strategic approach to embedding learning technologies across the Subject/School and College to support and enhance course/programme delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment within campus based, blended and online provision.
7. Lead the development of inclusive and innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort, taking appropriate responsibility for managing associated cultural changes and staff support and development.
8. Regularly attend and participate in appropriate activities to effectively contribute to the subject specialism, through learned societies, professional bodies, broader review and editorial processes.
9. Disseminate research findings locally, nationally and internationally to enhance learning within the discipline and to represent the University externally.
10. Through an established network of external stakeholders, increasingly influence public understanding and/or professional policy and practice aligned with the strategic priorities of the School/College/University.
11. Supervise individual student projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to ensure their effective development and assisting with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems.
12. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
13. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.
15. To contribute to clinical service provision at the level of Honorary Consultant with a special interest in a subspecialty of paediatrics within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde that aligns with the research interests of the Office for Rare Conditions
16. Ensure compliance with annual appraisal and GMC/GDC NHS revalidation. Participation in NHS/University Joint Appraisal Scheme is a condition of employment for all medical academic staff. In accordance with the Follett Report recommendations participation in a joint appraisal arrangement will be agreed locally.
A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the field of rare conditions.
A2 Recognised clinical and research expertise in rare conditions and the resources available in the Office for Rare Conditions.
A3 Relevant and enduring membership of General Medical Council/General Dental Council.
A4 A thorough understanding of, and track record in, contributing to broader academic leadership and management at School/Service/College level.
A5 Sustained engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.
A6 Engagement with the current and future priorities of the Office for Rare Conditions strategies, aims and ambitions.
A7 Membership of a relevant professional body.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
C1 Proven ability to plan and lead staff and efficiently deploy resources in support of major research and teaching activities.
C2 High quality clinical skills in the subspeciality area.
C3 Ability to disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences to promote understanding.
C4 Ability to undertake academic leadership of activities within the Office for Rare Conditions with substantial impact on finance and other resources.
C5 Ability to forge new and effective relationships with colleagues, internally and externally, to foster collaboration across the University and with colleagues in other institutions.
C6 Ability to demonstrate independent thought in order to generate original research and secure research income.
C7 Substantial track record of published research of international standard compatible with enhancing the School's submission to the REF.
C8 Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects, as appropriate for the subject specialism.
C9 Internationally recognised excellence and reputation in subject area and scholarship of teaching in the discipline.
C10 Proven track record of developing and devising teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
C11 Track record of student supervision and development/mentorship/coaching of early career academic colleagues in subject area/team.
C12 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.
C13 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.
Terms and Conditions
An honorary consultant contract will be applied for from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with an associated salary from
£96,963 – £128,841 per annum on the New Consultant Contract (NCC) Scotland. Further payments may be made by the NHS for clinical activity e.g. a clinical EPA, Discretionary Points, Merit Award and/or Availability Supplement, if eligible.
This post is full time and open ended.
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. 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.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ 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. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Professor S. Faisal Ahmed, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 132728, Closing Date: 20 November 2023.
Vacancy Ref : 132728 Close Date : 20-Nov-2023 23:45