Professor of Social Care (Occupying the Praxis Chair in Social Care)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The School wishes to appoint a Professor of Social Care, co-financed by Praxis Care, to further strengthen its international reputation for excellence in research and education. The post provides a senior/leadership research role within the Centre for Evidence and Social Intervention (CESI).

The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified in either Social Work, Nursing or Clinical Psychology and have a sustained record of publication and research activity at international level; evidence of an ability to attract significant external grant income; and the ability to supervise and attract international postgraduate research students. A full time PhD studentship (fees and maintenance grant) will be linked to this post.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Primary degree and PhD in a subject relevant to Social Care.
  • A professional qualification in either Social Work, Nursing or Clinical Psychology
  • A sustained and distinguished record of publication of internationally excellent research outputs, with demonstrable impact on leading researchers and the research agenda within Social Care.
  • Evidence of major collaborative research activities that seek to develop and test effective interventions in at least two or more of the areas listed in the Job Summary.
  • Sustained record of playing a leading role in successful bids for competitive, peer-reviewed national or international grants or other awards, as appropriate to Social care.
  • Evidence of having sustained, successful research supervision as primary supervisor, normally at PhD level.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality UG and PG teaching that complements and enhances the School’s teaching activities.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Teaching will not exceed 25% of the post’s time including the actual time taken to mark essays, etc.
  • Evidence of strategic academic leadership in research, programme development, teaching and management.
  • A clear vision on future research and development plans and how they would benefit the School and discipline.
  • Evidence of ability to strengthen the reputation of Social Care, Social Work and the School’s national and international networks.

Full criteria can be found online at

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students.

They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

Anticipated interview date: week commencing Tuesday 13 February 2018

Salary: Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University.

Closing date: Friday 5 January 2018

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

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