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Professor in Adult Nursing

University of the West of Scotland – School of Health & Life Sciences

Campus – Paisley, Lanarkshire or Ayr

0.5 fte (17.5hrs per week) 

THE POST 

Due to a continued significant investment in our teaching portfolio within the School of Health & Life Sciences we are seeking applications to join the School’s Division of Adult Nursing and Healthcare as a Professor in Adult Nursing. You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

All UWS Professors are expected to make a significant contribution to the activities of the University whether through teaching and associated educational activities, development of research initiatives and strategies and/or to management, policy development and leadership roles whether at Division, School or University levels. All professors are expected to contribute to the development and direction of the University community by providing relevant academic leadership.  Academic leadership involve providing research and/or teaching leadership in their discipline whether in their own Division, School or more widely in University wide capacity; leading research teams or by contribution to interdisciplinary research themes; educational leadership of the discipline within the School of Health & Life Sciences; and, academic leadership through knowledge transfer activities.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • An active registration with a recognised regulatory body relevant to their profession, e.g. NMC Registration Adult nursing (RN1, RNA)
  • Extensive experience as a scholar/researcher, possibly with an international reputation, in adult nursing.
  • Evidence of strategy/policy work, nationally and internationally.
  • Evidence of external engagement which is clearly in line with the School’s priority areas for the future, or be able to demonstrate the synergies (e.g. external engagement in terms of research, or knowledge exchange, or engagement with professional bodies or other external organisations.

The post can be based at the Paisley, Lanarkshire or Ayr Campus. However you may be required to work at any UWS campus or location from time to time to meet needs of the business.

ABOUT US

University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors. Find out more about our School of Health & Life Sciences.

The School is involved in the British Council Gender Advancement through Transforming Institutions in India project and the British Council and SEAMAO RIHED Gender Equality and Diversity (GEDI) project.

The Division of Adult Nursing and Healthcare is the largest healthcare education provider in Scotland. Our portfolio of programmes includes BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, MSc Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, MSc Nursing and Dip HE Operating Department Practice.

We work in partnership with seven NHS Boards to deliver a quality assured, contemporary healthcare student experience.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Fiona Millar, Interim Head of Division/ Senior Lecturer, Ayr Campus, Fiona.millar@uws.ac.uk, Dr Anne Marie Craig, Interim Head of Division/ Senior Lecturer, Paisley Campus, Annemarie.craig@uws.ac.uk.

Closing Date: Monday 18th July 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 18th August 2022 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.