Vacancy Type/Job category
Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
University of Warwick, Coventry
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.
To undertake research, teaching, administrative and other activities
supporting the work of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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
9. To make a full contribution to the research programmes of the Centre and
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
5. To undertake academic duties required to sustain the delivery of high
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.
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)
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,
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.
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)
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
University Further Particulars.
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental
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.
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.
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