Associate Professor- Research lead in the Department of Social Work and Social Care

Kingston University - Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

The Role

You will provide strategic leadership for the Department of Social Work and Social Care’s research activities to ensure it meets its targets in terms of research outputs and research grant income. You will conduct high quality research and lead significant research projects to ensure that resources are co-ordinated and utilised effectively and that project objectives are achieved.

Successfully attract, recruit and supervise research students, acting as lead supervisor providing support and advice to help them to achieve their potential.

You will provide effective leadership, in relation to people and project management in the faculty, and provide collegiate leadership where required across the University and its community. This is an opportunity for someone who can develop and submit bids for funding from research councils and other bodies, maintaining a personal reputation for excellence in research.

The Person

We are seeking to appoint an individual with expertise in empirical social science research, strong qualitative research skills and some expertise in quantitative research methods, and an interest in interdisciplinary social research. Have a track-record of externally funded social research; familiarity with the opportunities and constraints in HE research environment; and expertise in teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

The Faculty / Department

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a partnership between Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. We combine the research expertise and resources of a modern university with those of an established medical school. Our research contributes to the advancement of knowledge in health and social care professional practice, education and services. The Department of Social Work and Social Care is in the School of Allied Health Midwifery and Social Care. The School offers great opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. 

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Further Information

Interviews will be held on 9 January 2016.

Role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and applicants will need to disclose both unspent and spent convictions. The University is legally entitled to ask applicants of the details of any spent and unspent convictions.

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Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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