Professor of Mental Health

Queen's University Belfast - School of Nursing and Midwifery

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.

Our research teams deliver world class evidence that is grounded in the needs of our community and impacts practice internationally - putting care of patients and their families throughout the life span as our top priority. As an interdisciplinary research centre, we welcome applications from leading nurses and midwives as well as high calibre candidates from cognate disciplines.

The successful candidate will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to contribute to School administration/outreach activity. The post holder will provide Leadership in the development and leadership in the delivery of an innovative research programme in the field of Mental Health Nursing. They will also develop postgraduate teaching within the School and provide leadership in the international recruitment of postgraduate students and the development of international collaborations. The principal aim of the Professorship is to provide leadership in the development and delivery of an innovative research programme in the field of Mental Health within the School.

Please note in the event we are unable to recruit at Professor level consideration will be given to appointing at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level.

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.

The successful candidate must have:

  • An Honours degree
  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • A sustained record of publications at an international level of excellence in high quality and internationally recognised journals.
  • A sustained record of playing a leading role in successful bids for competitive, peer-reviewed national or international grants or other awards with significant external peer reviewed research funding as a Principal Investigator over a sustained period.
  • Successful, sustained postgraduate student supervision as primary supervisor normally at PhD level.
  • Strong research collaborations outside current institution and experience in leading or making significant contribution to interdisciplinary teams.
  • Recognised international expert in subject field as evidence by for example a sustained record of invited talks at international conferences/events and UK and/or international Higher Education Institutions or a track record of invited keynote or plenary lectures at conferences of national and international significance.
  • A Research profile that complements the research priorities of the School/Institute

Full criteria can be found online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs

Further information about the School can be found at http://go.qub.ac.uk/NursingandMidwifery

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor Michael Brown email: m.brown@qub.ac.uk

Salary will be determined in accordance with the appropriate Professorial ranges as applied within the University.

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented within the Professoriate, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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