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Senior Lecturer, Social Work

University of Essex - The School of Health and Social Care

Location: Colchester
Salary: £51,630 to £58,090 per annum (pro rata for part-time/ jobshare)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th April 2019
Closes: 27th May 2019
Job Ref: REQ02577

The School of Health and Social Care

Organised health and social care is one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century, made possible by the vision and dedication of the professionals who staff it. The School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research in health and social care. Our academic members of staff  include social workers, nurses, allied health care professionals, psychologists and sociologists.  In April 2017 we were awarded a silver Athena SWAN award which recognises the commitment the School has toward equality and development of an inclusive culture, promoting dignity and respect. 

The Centre for Social Work and Social Justice aims at becoming a world leading hub for social work education, where active research feeds directly into the training of the new generation of social workers. Our vision is for the Centre to develop a coherent and distinct identity, inside and outside the University.

Duties of the Post

The successful applicant will take up a teaching, mentoring and leadership role on the MA Social Work and Human Rights. In addition, the post holder will contribute to teaching on the BA Social Work.  They will conduct high quality research and contribute to the School's research profile, with particular focus on Human Rights Based Social Work and/or Service User Involvement and/ or Strengths Based approaches.

Other duties will include supporting students as a personal tutor both on university and placement settings; developing and submitting high quality grant proposals and funding applications; and carrying out a range of administrative tasks within the department; play a lead role in recruiting to the Centre's programmes (including participation in interview days and admissions)

Qualifications/ Skills Required

Applicants should have a PhD in Social Work or equivalent professional experience or practice.  You should have Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate as well as Current registration with the HCPC with a clear record to practice.

The successful candidate should also have a sustained record of effectiveness in education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, incorporating the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of provision as well as a thorough understanding of how different approaches to teaching and learning support student learning.

This post can be considered on a job-share basis. Please see additional information in the jobpack. Please indicate which level and role that you are applying for. Appointment will be made as Senior Lecturer. Expected start date 01 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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