Lecturer in Health Sciences (Mental Health)

University of Stirling
December 18, 2022
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Lecturer in Health Sciences (Mental Health) Apply Post Details

Full time Open ended

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18 December 2022. Interviews are expected to take place Friday 06 January 2023.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer who is an NMC registrant with significant teaching and clinical experience and can lead the development of teaching, research and knowledge exchange in undergraduate and postgraduate health sciences programmes.

The candidate should be a Mental Health registered nurse and experienced academic who has knowledge and clinical expertise of mental health and a proven record of excellence in teaching and learning practice. Experience of recovery focussed, and trauma informed practice, education and/or research will be of significant advantage due to the emphasis of Recovery and Trauma Informed Practice in all our programmes. As such we will seek a candidate who has evidence of engagement in pedagogic and/or practitioner research and/or other scholarly activities who is committed to contributing to the undergraduate and post graduate nursing and paramedic programmes.

The role will be advertised as T&S or T&R.

For those on a T&S contract they will be expected to undertake pedagogical research and scholarly activity which aligns to the strategic direction of the Faculty and University.

For those appointed on a T&R contract, they will be expected to undertake research activity leading to funding proposals and high quality outputs. Candidates on T&R will have or be working towards PhD.

Description of Duties

T &R

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design, teach and assess a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes where required
  • Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • T &S

  • Design, deliver, assess and evaluate a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate, postgraduate including online/digital programmes, where required
  • Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports student learning and is underpinned by evidence based scholarly activity
  • Enhance the quality of teaching provision and programme development, drawing on leading practices from the HE sector
  • Develop and apply new, effective and appropriate teaching and learning techniques and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • Contribute to enhancement of the student experience and employability
  • Mentor students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Engage in individual and collaborative pedagogical research and scholarly activity, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, and disseminate results through regular publication in a manner appropriate to the work
  • Independently, and in collaboration with colleagues, contribute to attract external funding/income for scholarship activities
  • Work to influence the higher education agenda in a specific disciplinary area or teaching and learning more generally
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g. delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Lead, participate and develop networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Evaluate own practice, continue to maintain professional practice and undertake continuous professional development appropriate to the role
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Essential Criteria

    T &R

    Qualifications

  • NMC and/or HCPC registration
  • PhD in Health related area (or almost complete PhD)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer
  • Experience of supervising dissertation projects across the range of undergraduate/ postgraduate and of supervising doctoral students
  • Experience of providing high quality teaching across a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level preferably including online/digital programmes
  • Experience of designing and delivering course modules
  • Evidence of successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others
  • T &S Qualifications

  • NMC and/or HCPC registration
  • PhD in relevant discipline or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience
  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience of designing and delivering excellent learning activities and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level preferably including online/digital programmes
  • Evidence of developing effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance
  • Experience or knowledge of approaches to enhance the student experience
  • Evidence of engaging in networks, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Desirable Criteria

    T &R Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCertand/or holding an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and be working towards Fellowship
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of collaborative research with other institutions and interdisciplinary work
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning
  • Evidence of programme innovation and development
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence or knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • T &S Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within design and delivery of learning activities and programme development as part of an integrated approach to academic practice
  • Evidence of programme innovation and development
  • Evidence of knowledge to support international activities
  • A track record of high quality general or subject specific pedagogical work published in appropriate outlets/media
  • A record of involvement in developing teaching and scholarship proposals to bid for external funding
  • Evidence of good knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. Our focus is to make a difference to communities and the people within them, across the world. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

    Health Sciences

    We have a thriving research and post-graduate community of PhD and Clinical Doctorate students. We offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities. Our BSc Nursing (Adult or Mental Health) course has won eleven Student Nursing Times Awards since 2012 including UK Nurse educator of the year twice. We have also received multiple commendations from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for our close working relationships with our NHS partners. Our nursing lecturers work in collaboration with our paramedic lecturers to deliver excellence in teaching across the Paramedic Science programme. We also have more than 97% of our undergraduate leavers in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our taught postgraduate courses integrate academic learning, research and professional practice and are designed to develop graduates with the employability skills required by the sector.

    The University

    Ranked among the UK's 40 best universities in the Complete University Guide, the University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society.

    Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 20 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery.

    www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01579

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Closing date

    18-Dec-2022

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade8 £43,414-£51,805 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Post Details

    Full time Open ended

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18 December 2022. Interviews are expected to take place Friday 06 January 2023.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    We are looking to appoint a Lecturer who is an NMC registrant with significant teaching and clinical experience and can lead the development of teaching, research and knowledge exchange in undergraduate and postgraduate health sciences programmes.

    The candidate should be a Mental Health registered nurse and experienced academic who has knowledge and clinical expertise of mental health and a proven record of excellence in teaching and learning practice. Experience of recovery focussed, and trauma informed practice, education and/or research will be of significant advantage due to the emphasis of Recovery and Trauma Informed Practice in all our programmes. As such we will seek a candidate who has evidence of engagement in pedagogic and/or practitioner research and/or other scholarly activities who is committed to contributing to the undergraduate and post graduate nursing and paramedic programmes.

    The role will be advertised as T&S or T&R.

    For those on a T&S contract they will be expected to undertake pedagogical research and scholarly activity which aligns to the strategic direction of the Faculty and University.

    For those appointed on a T&R contract, they will be expected to undertake research activity leading to funding proposals and high quality outputs. Candidates on T&R will have or be working towards PhD.

    Description of Duties

    T &R

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design, teach and assess a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes where required
  • Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • T &S

  • Design, deliver, assess and evaluate a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate, postgraduate including online/digital programmes, where required
  • Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports student learning and is underpinned by evidence based scholarly activity
  • Enhance the quality of teaching provision and programme development, drawing on leading practices from the HE sector
  • Develop and apply new, effective and appropriate teaching and learning techniques and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • Contribute to enhancement of the student experience and employability
  • Mentor students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Engage in individual and collaborative pedagogical research and scholarly activity, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, and disseminate results through regular publication in a manner appropriate to the work
  • Independently, and in collaboration with colleagues, contribute to attract external funding/income for scholarship activities
  • Work to influence the higher education agenda in a specific disciplinary area or teaching and learning more generally
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g. delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Lead, participate and develop networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Evaluate own practice, continue to maintain professional practice and undertake continuous professional development appropriate to the role
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Essential Criteria

    T &R

    Qualifications

  • NMC and/or HCPC registration
  • PhD in Health related area (or almost complete PhD)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer
  • Experience of supervising dissertation projects across the range of undergraduate/ postgraduate and of supervising doctoral students
  • Experience of providing high quality teaching across a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level preferably including online/digital programmes
  • Experience of designing and delivering course modules
  • Evidence of successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others
  • T &S Qualifications

  • NMC and/or HCPC registration
  • PhD in relevant discipline or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience
  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience of designing and delivering excellent learning activities and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level preferably including online/digital programmes
  • Evidence of developing effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance
  • Experience or knowledge of approaches to enhance the student experience
  • Evidence of engaging in networks, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Desirable Criteria

    T &R Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCertand/or holding an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and be working towards Fellowship
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of collaborative research with other institutions and interdisciplinary work
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning
  • Evidence of programme innovation and development
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence or knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • T &S Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within design and delivery of learning activities and programme development as part of an integrated approach to academic practice
  • Evidence of programme innovation and development
  • Evidence of knowledge to support international activities
  • A track record of high quality general or subject specific pedagogical work published in appropriate outlets/media
  • A record of involvement in developing teaching and scholarship proposals to bid for external funding
  • Evidence of good knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. Our focus is to make a difference to communities and the people within them, across the world. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

    Health Sciences

    We have a thriving research and post-graduate community of PhD and Clinical Doctorate students. We offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities. Our BSc Nursing (Adult or Mental Health) course has won eleven Student Nursing Times Awards since 2012 including UK Nurse educator of the year twice. We have also received multiple commendations from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for our close working relationships with our NHS partners. Our nursing lecturers work in collaboration with our paramedic lecturers to deliver excellence in teaching across the Paramedic Science programme. We also have more than 97% of our undergraduate leavers in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our taught postgraduate courses integrate academic learning, research and professional practice and are designed to develop graduates with the employability skills required by the sector.

    The University

    Ranked among the UK's 40 best universities in the Complete University Guide, the University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society.

    Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 20 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery.

    www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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