Lecturer in Social and Population Health Sciences (Research & Teaching Track)
The School of Health and Wellbeing is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Social and Population Health Sciences to develop, lead and sustain interdisciplinary research of international standard, in a field relevant to the developing research portfolio of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and the College's Health Inequalities research theme. You will be expected to lead and contribute to large-scale interdisciplinary bids for future funding. You will also be expected to 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 School of Health and Wellbeing.
The School's inter-disciplinary programme of world-leading research and excellent research-led teaching aims to improve population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health. The School is strongly committed to the principles of equality and diversity, and in 2018 won a coveted Athena SWAN Gold Award.
The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain interdisciplinary research of international standard, in a field relevant to the developing research portfolio of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and the College's Health Inequalities research theme. You will be expected to lead and contribute to large-scale interdisciplinary bids for future funding. You will also be expected to 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 School of Health and Wellbeing.
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 relevant to the SPHSU by leading or contributing to research grant applications.
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 multidisciplinary 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. 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.
8. Supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students.
9. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.
10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.
Knowledge / Qualifications
A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
A2 An established reputation and international research profile in a field relevant to the developing research portfolio of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.
A3 Engagement with the current and future priorities of University/College/Service strategies, aims and ambitions.
C1 Excellent research communication and teaching skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.
C2 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.
C3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area and subject specialism.
C4 A track record of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives.
C5 A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in terms of research design and team working, including experience of multidisciplinary research and team science.
C6 A well-established track record of peer-reviewed research in high-quality outlets.
C7 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.
C8 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.
D1 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended.
The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University's Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/
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, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University 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.
It is anticipated interviews will be held on 19 December 2023 for this post.
Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Laurence Moore, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 132828, Closing Date: 30 November 2023.
Vacancy Ref : 132828 Close Date : 30-Nov-2023 23:45