Lecturer in Health Research Methods

University of Birmingham - Institute of Applied Health Research

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Part time (75% of full time), fixed term for 4 years (until 31 December 2020).

Come and join one of the largest, most vibrant and most successful groups of academics working in applied health and health service research in the UK.

The Institute of Applied Health Research is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Health Research Methods to support the flagship intercalated BMedSc Population Sciences and Humanities course. 

The post holder will provide essential core support to the delivery of the BMedSc Population Sciences and Humanities (PoSH) intercalated programmes through the provision of programme and module administration, teaching (primarily in the area of research methods), assessment and student supervision.  The successful applicant will also contribute to the research life of the Institute and College, attracting funding and conducting high quality research in a relevant area and undertaking publications to be commensurate with submission for REF 2020.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a disciplinary area relevant to the Institute of Applied Health Research, and should have experience researching and teaching quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.  A track record in delivering high quality undergraduate teaching is essential, as is a qualification in teaching and learning in higher education or a willingness to work towards such a qualification.

The BMedSc Population Sciences and Humanities course is a suite of 6 intercalated undergraduate degrees programmes (Public Health, Psychological Medicine, International Health, History of Medicine, Healthcare Ethics and Law, Health Management and Leadership).  Students undertake teaching and research methods training in the first semester, and then carry out an independent research project in semester two.  The programme attracts and admits the best and brightest medical students, and the post holder will need to have a genuine interest and passion for developing the next generation of clinical academic researchers through research led teaching.

The Institute of Applied Health Research is a vigorous, innovative teaching and research active unit incorporating Primary Care, and Public Health along with methodological research teams working in Medical and Public Health Ethics, Health Economics, and Clinical Trials and Biostatistics.

For further details, or for informal enquiries, please contact Dr Cathy Hale (BMedSc PoSH Course Director):  / 0121 414 3775 or Prof Jonathan Reinarz (Institute Director of Teaching 0121 415 8122)

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from www.hr.bham.ac.uk

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