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Senior Lecturer in Public Health

University of the West of England, Bristol - Health & Social Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: £38,833 to £49,149 Band H
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th August 2018
Closes: 30th September 2018
Job Ref: 1737177

Fixed Term end date: 30 September 2020

Fixed term period (yrs/mths) : 2 years

The Department of Health and Social Sciences at UWE is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Public Health to contribute to teaching, research and knowledge exchange in the Public and Environmental Health team.  The appointment will be on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

The principal requirement of the role will be to participate in the design, development, teaching and assessment of modules on our MSc Public Health programme.

The Public Health MSc at the University of the West of England is multi-disciplinary and this is reflected in staff backgrounds, which include geography, nursing, social anthropology, psychology, statistics, medicine and economics. The core teaching team comprises a professionally-orientated, friendly and energetic group with practitioner experience and a strong culture of research and directing postgraduate studies. Core teaching is supported by experts within the field of Public and Environmental Health, both from practice and academia.

Suitable applicants for this post will have an MSc Public Health and PhD, or equivalent, including experience of teaching, learning and research in public health. In addition, you should demonstrate knowledge of current developments in Public Health policy and practice, an understanding of the wider determinants of health and wellbeing and will ideally have teaching experience in most of the following key areas:

  • Health Protection
  • Health Promotion
  • Quantitative Health Research
  • Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis
  • Research Methods

Experience of or potential for student project supervision would also be advantageous as well as securing grant income from external funders as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.

The precise blend of teaching/research/academic management is not being specified but it is important to note that at this level of appointment the role holder is expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and research / knowledge exchange / business to business activities of the Department and Faculty. An element of the Department’s strategy for the future is increasing the research income and outputs of the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • in addition you will receive up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes with a generous employer contribution;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

We're a dynamic and modern university proudly responsible for preparing 27,000 students from 140 countries to take their next steps.  With strong global and local connections, we offer an inspiring, diverse work environment where you can develop your skills and experience alongside over 3,000 staff members passionate about higher education.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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