Lecturer in Medical Humanities (Narrative Medicine) (Research and Teaching (R&T) Track

University of Glassgow
June 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Lecturer in Medical Humanities (Narrative Medicine) (Research and Teaching (R&T;) Track

The College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Glasgow is seeking to appoint a new member of academic staff to complement and extend the expertise, activities and future leadership of our Medical Humanities Research Centre. The post will be co-located both in the Research Centre and in any one of the College's other Schools/subjects and will contribute to teaching and/or research and external partnership in both areas and to developing interdisciplinary collaborations. This new, open-ended investment post demonstrates our commitment to further strengthening and building long-term capacity in Medical Humanities and to our emerging interest in Narrative Medicine as a field of enquiry and practice.

As part of our values-led approach, we are firmly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in the College of Arts & Humanities. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who identify with underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

The successful candidate will undertake research of international excellence in any field relating to the work of the Medical Humanities Research Centre and / or Medical Humanities more broadly. We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop scholarship, teaching, research and partnership in the field of Narrative Medicine and who can contribute their expertise in this, and related areas of Medical Humanities, to the activities of any one of the College's other Schools/subjects (and future REF UoAs). We also welcome applications from candidates with a track record in, or demonstrable commitment to, working in interdisciplinary teams and / or securing external funding.

The successful candidate will pursue external funding (via UKRI awards, consultancy and other routes) and they will contribute to knowledge exchange and impact activities relevant to their field of enquiry. They will teach and convene courses across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the College of Arts & Humanities including the Intercalated BSc in Medical Humanities; they will supervise PGT and PGR students; work alongside other academic and Professional Service colleagues to enhance the student experience; deliver new courses and programmes and they will contribute to College and University initiatives to enhance interdisciplinary and cross- College research and teaching. They will undertake necessary administrative and service duties. They will develop and sustain strategic external partnerships locally, nationally and internationally - including with HEI and non-HEI partners.

Job Purpose To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the College of Arts & Humanities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 1.Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area. 2.Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate undertaking knowledge exchange activities. 3.Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field. 4.Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the College/School, assuming responsibility for the management of allocated resources and contributing to the wider organisation of the subject area. 5.Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment. 6.Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision. 7. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem-based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment. 8. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs. 9. To supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students. 10. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School. 11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate. 12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School. 13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/ Qualifications

Essential; A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area A2 Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate A3 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline to develop research and teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support

Skills C1 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes. C2 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding and developing early career academic colleagues. C3 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

Experience E1 Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in the subject area E2 Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives. E3 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods. E4 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge. E5 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication. E6 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week, Monday- Friday) and open-ended (permanent). 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 , 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.

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 here.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan 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.

Closing date : 23:45 Friday 7th June 2024

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in July 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 146088 Close Date : 07-Jun-2024 23:45

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