Lecturer in Mental Health Policy

University of Birmingham - School of Social Policy

College of Social Sciences

Salary from Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722. With potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year.

The University is establishing a new interdisciplinary Institute for Mental Health to bring together and build its capacity for mental health research and teaching. Linked both to the Institute and the School of Social Policy, the post holder will undertake a range of duties including taking forward interdisciplinary research and the development of a new interdisciplinary Masters programme in mental health.

The successful applicant will need to have a strong interest in innovative approaches and service models within the field of mental health, including youth mental health – and we are looking for someone who can combine a background in scholarship with knowledge and experience of the health and social care sector, and an ability to make connection with policy makers, practitioners, service users and carers.

Main duties

  • Lead and contribute to interdisciplinary research
  • Publish in leading Journals and lead or collaborate in knowledge transfer and impact activity
  • Co-lead the development and delivery of interdisciplinary postgraduate mental health teaching
  • Contribute to teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Social Policy and the Institute for Mental Health, including professional doctorates and CPD programmes
  • Take on appropriate management or administrative roles within the School and the Institute, and/or make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, public engagement, or similar activities outside the University

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Substantial research/teaching experience and scholarship within mental health, public health and/or social care
  • Substantial knowledge and/or experience of the health and social care sector, and an ability to make connection with policy makers, managers, practitioners, service users and carers.
  • An interest in innovative approaches and service models within the field of mental health, including youth mental health
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research, including working co-productively with service users and staff working in mental health, public health and/or social care services
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Jerry Tew at j.j.c.tew@bham.ac.uk

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Reference 58381 in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs

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