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Early Career Academic Fellowship - Lifelong Wellbeing

De Montfort University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Leicester
Salary: £34,189 to £37,345 Grade F
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 22nd April 2019
Job Ref: H-60688168-02

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019.

Faculty / Directorate

The Faculty of Health & Life Sciences is a dynamic and diverse faculty which provides high quality teaching across many programme areas including clinical sciences, laboratory sciences, therapeutic science, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, psychology education and the social sciences.

Our life-changing research involves the application of advanced knowledge and skills to improve health, society and social care, within selected areas of the health and life sciences sector.

Much of our research is multi-disciplinary and we promote cross-group collaboration within the University, as well as vibrant links with external organisations and dynamic international partnerships. Older People’s Health is a specific research focus within the Faculty and the post holder will be based in the Institute of Health & Social Care as part of Leicester Academy for the Study of Ageing (LASA) and work alongside other lecturers in the Leicester School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Role

We are looking for talented new Early Career Academic Fellows (ECAF). The scheme is for outstanding individuals who would like to develop an academic research career. These are ‘tenure track’ positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, each ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship.

We are looking to attract an outstanding individual with a research interest in Older People’s Health/Wellbeing in Later Life who would like to develop their career as an Early Career Academic Fellow. The ECAF will contribute to teaching and research within the Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences while developing interdisciplinary networks with the faculty and university.

Ideal Candidate

Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and be outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future academic leader. Appointees will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing their research profile or practice. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to professional development opportunities. 

The closing date is 8th April 2019 and applications will be reviewed regularly to give every opportunity for all applications to be thoroughly considered. The interviews will be held on the 1st May 2019

Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application, which includes their research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application to outline how your area of research aligns with Older People’s Health/Wellbeing in later life. 

For further discussion in the first instance please contact the Associate Dean Research of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Dr Anwar Baydoun anwar.baydoun@dmu.ac.uk 

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