Associate Academic Fellow

Cardiff University - Division of Population Medicine

This successful and established Scheme has been running for fourteen years, providing a rolling programme of two-year posts for four doctors at any one time. It is based in Cardiff and South East Wales, within the Division of Population Medicine which has an internationally competitive track record in research, and makes a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The Scheme would suit any GP qualified to work in Wales who wanted to learn about teaching, critical appraisal and research, and gain a further qualification of their choice, whilst delivering much needed support to practices in disadvantaged areas to improve patient care.

No previous academic experience is required, there is a high level of support from senior staff, both academically, and clinically. In addition the strong and cohesive team of Associate Academic Fellows provides plenty of peer support.

Thirty four Fellows have been, or are in post, the majority having achieved research publications, and postgraduate qualifications in a wide range of areas, and all have had valuable undergraduate teaching experience.  To date, one hundred and one Associate Academic Fellow attachments have supported practices to improve their patient care.

Typically an Associate Academic Fellow will go on to practice in deprived areas while maintaining links with the Division of Population Medicine, in teaching and research. They also are highly likely to teach undergraduates in their practices and become GP trainers. Some have moved into Public Health and medical management.

This is what one Associate Academic Fellow has said:
‘I was attracted to the opportunity to continue working as a GP, learning about research from scratch, teaching and widening my prospects for the future by studying a further degree of my choice’.

In a rapidly changing professional world this is an unrivalled opportunity to gain experience and qualifications that would prepare a GP for wider future professional opportunities.

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week and is fixed-term for 2 years.

Salary: £31,614 - £54,741 per annum (Clinical Academic Salary Scale: D1) - it is anticipated appointments will be made towards the top of this scale.

Interviews for this post will be held on Friday 6 January 2017.

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS); Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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