Professor of Digital Health and Rights (106252-0822) . Job Reference: 1886939

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

August 17, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category



Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies


Competitive Salary


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) is seeking to appoint a highly experienced professor with expertise in the area of digital health and participatory action research and an established international research profile. The appointee will possess an impressive track record of externally funded interdisciplinary research projects in the field of global health and digital rights, as well as extensive experience of teaching at postgraduate level and PhD supervision.

For further information about the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies or the post, please contact the CIM Director, Professor Celia Lury (

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


To undertake research, teaching, administrative and other activities supporting the work of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.



1. To make significant contributions to the development and implementation of the Centre's research strategy, by providing academic leadership in scholarship and research-led teaching.

2. To pursue individual and collaborative research of the highest quality and to make a full contribution to the REF.

3. To apply for, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda.

4. To manage research projects within the University.

5. To publish research outcomes with leading academic presses and in appropriate journals of international standing, and to publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets.

6. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the Centre.

7. To have experience of and skills in impact and public engagement.

8. To contribute fully to the Centre and University research plans, including providing such information as may be required by the Centre to monitor the progress of each member of staff's research programme and to support the Centre fully in the preparation of material required for the REF or similar activities.

9. To make a full contribution to the research programmes of the Centre and the University.


1. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise work by postgraduate students, as appropriate.

2. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate.

3. To design and be responsible for the contents of specific areas of teaching and learning within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

4. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University.

5. To undertake academic duties required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

6. To support and comply with the University and Centre teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the Centre or the University.

Administration and Other Activities

1. Support the Centre's leadership by taking on management roles within the Centre as required.

2. Contribute to the Centre and the University's decision-making processes.

3. To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Director of the Centre.

4. To attend Centre meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.

5. To engage in continuous professional development.

6. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 2

Expertise in global health and digital rights. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Expertise in data governance and the politics of metrics and indicators. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Extensive international research networks in the global south and ability to develop collaborative research partnerships. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to connect to colleagues beyond your own area of expertise inside and outside higher education. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience of conducting participatory action research in a multi- or inter- disciplinary team. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Excellence in published work in relevant fields. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Proven ability to generate substantial external funding and lead international research projects. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Ability to teach postgraduate students in lectures, seminars and tutorials. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 11

Ability to initiate development in the curriculum and to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 12

Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 13

Excellent interpersonal skills. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Ability to collaborate with UN and national and international NGOs. (a, c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

About the Centre The mission of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) is to investigate how methods and methodical practices drive interdisciplinary research and how interdisciplinary research drives methodological innovation.

The post We are interested in applications from scholars working in the fields of global health and digital rights. You will have an outstanding track record of internationally recognized interdisciplinary research, with significant expertise in collaborative research and participatory methods as well as extensive international networks with academics and civil society partners in the global south. You will be able to show success in attracting research funding, and be able to demonstrate the possibility of securing future funding. You will join a friendly and supportive team of interdisciplinary scholars, research software engineers and professional services staff who are committed to working together to conduct high quality research and research- led postgraduate teaching.

Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Inclusivity Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

17 Aug 2022

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