Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Dementia Care

University of West London

24 month Fixed Term

The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of creative, business and service professionals. The University of West London has one of the best employment rates in the country with 97% of students in work within six months of graduating.

The Dementia Care Centre (DCC) is one of a number of new research centres at the University of West London. The DCC is led by Professor Victoria Tischler and focuses upon innovative and creative approaches to dementia care, with ambitious plans to become a world leader in this area of study.

This position is a key appointment, working with Professor Tischler to build research and teaching activity in the Centre. Research activity will use a transdisciplinary approach to develop, implement and evaluate high quality activities that promote creative and multi-sensory approaches to dementia care.

Teaching focuses on a portfolio of accredited training that offers bespoke courses to meet the needs of a diverse workforce delivering dementia care. This includes a new, externally validated Masters in Dementia Care and a Higher Apprenticeship training.

The candidate should have knowledge of policy and professional priorities in the field of dementia care, evidence of dementia-related research activity, and experience of interdisciplinary working.

They will be highly motivated and a creative thinker, with exceptional communication and teaching skills, and an understanding of the context of dementia care provision and research-informed practice.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

An enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment)

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 25 September 2017.

CVs without an online application will not be accepted.

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