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Lecturer in Social Work

University of Essex - School of Health and Social Care (HSC)

Location: Colchester
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: REQ05263

The School of Health and Social Care

The School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research in health and social care. Our academic members of staff include dental professionals, social workers, nurses, allied health care professionals, psychologists and sociologists. The School is run over two campuses, based at Southend and Colchester. Academic staff are supported by a team of administrative staff based at both Colchester and Southend campuses. 

We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses and research that both commissioners and employers believe in. We work in partnership with various people, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals and services– now and in the future.

We are now looking to appoint a Lecturer in Social Work, part-time at the Grade 9 ASER level.

Duties of the Role

You will take an active part in the delivery and development of the Social Work programmes in the School. This role will require management, administration and organisation alongside support of students on our existing programmes, and generally enhancing our research-led teaching in Social Work.  

Your ongoing development is important to us, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with your Head of Division, the School’s Director of Staff Development and Wellbeing, and the Dean, to enhance your potential and achieve your aims. 

Candidates are expected to engage in individual and/or collaborative research activity that is in keeping with REF criteria, generate external research funding, including in collaboration with colleagues, appropriate in scale to career stage and subject area norms and develop a research agenda.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level research degree in Social Work  or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of a PhD, and you will have fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate.

It is essential that candidates have xperience in Social Work, meeting the requirements for registration with the SWE or an equivalent EU/ International registration. Along with having proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

In addition, you would be expected to be able to evidence a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.

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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