Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Nursing

University of Stirling

United Kingdom

December 19, 2021

Description

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Nursing Apply Post Details

Full time, Open ended - 6 positions available

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 December 2021 Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 13 January 2022

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311. Those applying to Teaching & Scholarship role may be eligible for sponsorship based on candidates circumstances

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 wish to recruit six nursing registrants to Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor roles to lead and contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and, where appropriate, contribute to the portfolio of health care research working with researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport or one of our research centres – the Institute for Social Marketing and Health and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research unit.

We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: • Community Care • Older People/Frailty • Long-term Conditions • Advanced Nursing Practice • Mental Health

The successful candidates will be able to design and deliver online courses at UG and PG level and above, and show evidence of a research-led approach to student learning; they will also be expected to demonstrate a proven track record in nursing leadership, policy and staff development.

Those applying for a Teaching & Research (T&R) contract will have a PhD in a health-related discipline, a track record of research grants and publications and experience of supervising students at Masters and doctorate level. Those applying for a Teaching & Scholarship (T&S) contract will possess extensive nursing experience and ideally a recognised teaching qualification and will be expected to undertake pedagogical research and scholarly activity which aligns to the strategic direction of the Faculty and University.

Description of Duties

Senior Lecturer (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
  • Enhance the student experience and employability
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy within the Faculty and more widely
  • 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 appropriate media
  • Independently and in collaboration with colleagues, attract external funding/income to underpin high quality scholarship activity
  • Contribute to the national debate about policy, methods and practice through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline
  • Lead sustained impact in knowledge transfer, external engagement and/or enterprise that enhances the student experience and/or employability, and is of benefit to learning and teaching
  • Mentor, support and advise colleagues, as appropriate, to assist in their academic career development
  • Exercise academic leadership across activities
  • 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
  • Please see attached description of duties for Senior Lecturer (T&R) and Associate Professor (T&S) and (T&R) positions

    Essential Criteria

    Senior Lecturer (T&S)

    Qualifications

  • 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
  • Evidence of developing effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance contributing to a high quality student experience
  • Proven experience of programme leadership including programme development/innovation
  • Evidence of successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice
  • Evidence of a national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
  • Evidence of knowledge and ability to support the University's 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 for external funding
  • Please see attached essential criteria for Senior Lecturer (T&R) and Associate Professor (T&S) and (T&R) positions

    Desirable Criteria

    Senior Lecturer (T&S)

  • Evidence of collaboration with other institutions and interdisciplinary work
  • Evidence of a good knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Please see attached desirable criteria for Senior Lecturer (T&R) and Associate Professor (T&S) and (T&R) positions

    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

    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 In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked first in Scotland and 12th in the UK for Health Science research. We have a number of research groups which span subjects including ‘Enhancing Self-care' and ‘Cancer care' and have a thriving post-graduate research 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 nine 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. 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

    The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does.

    In 2016, the University launched its current Strategic Plan https: // www. stir.ac.uk/about/our-vision/our-strategy/ (2016-2021), with targets to: be one of the top 25 universities in the UK; increase income by £50 million; enhance its research profile by 100 per cent; and ensure internationalisation is at the heart of everything it does.

    With three-quarters of its research ranked world-leading and internationally- excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the University's groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities worldwide. Stirling's research is making a positive impact on people's health, education and wellbeing, with key strengths across our research themes of: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well. The University collaborates with international governments and policymakers, businesses, industry, and charitable organisations, to tackle and provide solutions to some of the toughest global societal challenges.

    For more information on working at Stirling, please visit https: // www. stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/.

    The University offers great benefits such as generous annual leave and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Additionally staff can benefit from a reduced membership rate at the University's excellent Sport Centre facilities.

    A full list of FAQs can be found here, we recommend you read these before making your application.

    Please ensure that you check your email account junk folder as your email provider may flag emails sent to you as suspected spam.

    Terms and conditions of this post can be found here.

    After the closing date, this job advert will no longer be available on the University of Stirling website therefore please keep a copy for your records.

    Available documents
  • FAC01450Job Description.docx
  • Job number

    FAC01450

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Closing date

    19-Dec-2021

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade9 £51,799-£60,022 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Post Details

    Full time, Open ended - 6 positions available

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 December 2021 Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 13 January 2022

    For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311. Those applying to Teaching & Scholarship role may be eligible for sponsorship based on candidates circumstances

    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 wish to recruit six nursing registrants to Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor roles to lead and contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and, where appropriate, contribute to the portfolio of health care research working with researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport or one of our research centres – the Institute for Social Marketing and Health and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research unit.

    We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: • Community Care • Older People/Frailty • Long-term Conditions • Advanced Nursing Practice • Mental Health

    The successful candidates will be able to design and deliver online courses at UG and PG level and above, and show evidence of a research-led approach to student learning; they will also be expected to demonstrate a proven track record in nursing leadership, policy and staff development.

    Those applying for a Teaching & Research (T&R) contract will have a PhD in a health-related discipline, a track record of research grants and publications and experience of supervising students at Masters and doctorate level. Those applying for a Teaching & Scholarship (T&S) contract will possess extensive nursing experience and ideally a recognised teaching qualification and will be expected to undertake pedagogical research and scholarly activity which aligns to the strategic direction of the Faculty and University.

    Description of Duties

    Senior Lecturer (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
  • Enhance the student experience and employability
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy within the Faculty and more widely
  • 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 appropriate media
  • Independently and in collaboration with colleagues, attract external funding/income to underpin high quality scholarship activity
  • Contribute to the national debate about policy, methods and practice through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline
  • Lead sustained impact in knowledge transfer, external engagement and/or enterprise that enhances the student experience and/or employability, and is of benefit to learning and teaching
  • Mentor, support and advise colleagues, as appropriate, to assist in their academic career development
  • Exercise academic leadership across activities
  • 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
  • Please see attached description of duties for Senior Lecturer (T&R) and Associate Professor (T&S) and (T&R) positions

    Essential Criteria

    Senior Lecturer (T&S)

    Qualifications

  • 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
  • Evidence of developing effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance contributing to a high quality student experience
  • Proven experience of programme leadership including programme development/innovation
  • Evidence of successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice
  • Evidence of a national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
  • Evidence of knowledge and ability to support the University's 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 for external funding
  • Please see attached essential criteria for Senior Lecturer (T&R) and Associate Professor (T&S) and (T&R) positions

    Desirable Criteria

    Senior Lecturer (T&S)

  • Evidence of collaboration with other institutions and interdisciplinary work
  • Evidence of a good knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Please see attached desirable criteria for Senior Lecturer (T&R) and Associate Professor (T&S) and (T&R) positions

    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

    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 In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked first in Scotland and 12th in the UK for Health Science research. We have a number of research groups which span subjects including ‘Enhancing Self-care' and ‘Cancer care' and have a thriving post-graduate research 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 nine 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. 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

    The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does.

    In 2016, the University launched its current Strategic Plan https: // www. stir.ac.uk/about/our-vision/our-strategy/ (2016-2021), with targets to: be one of the top 25 universities in the UK; increase income by £50 million; enhance its research profile by 100 per cent; and ensure internationalisation is at the heart of everything it does.

    With three-quarters of its research ranked world-leading and internationally- excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the University's groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities worldwide. Stirling's research is making a positive impact on people's health, education and wellbeing, with key strengths across our research themes of: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well. The University collaborates with international governments and policymakers, businesses, industry, and charitable organisations, to tackle and provide solutions to some of the toughest global societal challenges.

    For more information on working at Stirling, please visit https: // www. stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/.

    The University offers great benefits such as generous annual leave and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Additionally staff can benefit from a reduced membership rate at the University's excellent Sport Centre facilities.

    A full list of FAQs can be found here, we recommend you read these before making your application.

    Please ensure that you check your email account junk folder as your email provider may flag emails sent to you as suspected spam.

    Terms and conditions of this post can be found here.

    After the closing date, this job advert will no longer be available on the University of Stirling website therefore please keep a copy for your records.

    Available documents
  • FAC01450Job Description.docx
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