Professor in Nursing

University of Plymouth - School of Nursing and Midwifery

With its vision to be the provider of choice of first class contemporary education, informed by research and innovation, the School of Nursing & Midwifery is establishing a unique innovative engagement across clinical partners through the embedding of research focussed academic units in local NHS Trusts to drive forward co-produced clinical research, promote inter-professional working, embed evidence based learning in practice and offer a framework for clinical academic careers.

The School is now looking to appoint a talented academic to join the Nursing & Midwifery Team. This post is intended to contribute to the leadership of research in the subject area of nursing. An ability to identify and lead research into original areas of enquiry, and outputs suitable for submission to REF2021.

University of Plymouth offers the largest range of healthcare programmes in the South West; including high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in nursing and midwifery.  Research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery was rated highly in REF2014 and continues to grow. The University of Plymouth Clinical Schools initiative is an exciting development, with professorial hubs located in healthcare organisations across the region; these enable applied nursing and midwifery research to be undertaken where is matters, focusing on topics that are timely and relevant to advancing the quality of care for people living in the South West of England. Other clusters of research, including clinical nursing, e-health, Sustainability, Society and Health, continue to attract external funding and PhD students.

You will have a doctorate degree in a relevant field, and substantial experience at Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer/Reader) or equivalent level. You will have a track record of attracting significant research funding and being able to deliver internationally esteemed research output, evidenced through publication and other indicators and registration (or eligibility to gain registration) on the NMC register.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Jill Shawe, Director of The Institute of Health and Community; Associate Head of School (Research), on email: or tel: +44 (0) 1872 25646

Closing Date: 12 midnight, Wednesday 31 January 2018

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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