|Salary:||£48,737 to £57,353 Grade 7 (Lecturer) or Grade 8, £58,949 to £67,673 (Senior Lecturer) per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||26th January 2023|
|Closes:||22nd February 2023|
We are the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) at King's College London and we are pleased to advertise an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance excellent and innovative research and education, in relation to health communication. Health communication adopts a multi-disciplinary perspective to understand mechanisms and processes through which effective and person-centred communication with patients contributes to positive health outcomes. It is one of several new posts within the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care.
We particularly seek applicants with experience and expertise of one or more of the following: the development of evidence-based communication training interventions that have demonstrated potential to improve healthcare; research to better understand the adaptations in health communication nurses and other health care practitioners need to make for underserved groups; and one or more of health literacy, public health messaging, practitioner-patient communication and the circulation of information within and between teams and systems.
From an education perspective, the postholder will be expected to develop further our delivery of health communication teaching as a key Faculty strength for our students. Students at all levels will benefit from an understanding of theories of communication in healthcare, the role of health literacy in health and wellbeing, and strategies for inter-professional communication. We view skills in inter-professional communication as a cornerstone of developing leadership capabilities within the nursing and midwifery workforces.
We recognise that expertise in health communication is found among academics from a range of backgrounds - health sciences, psychology, social science and linguistics – and welcome applications from these and other relevant fields.
You should apply if
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who can make a distinctive contribution, bridge theory and practice, and drive forward collaborative sustainable high quality and impactful research. You should have excellent teaching and communication skills, able to inspire and inform students, and, if on an Education & Research contract, a demonstratable ability to deliver high quality impactful sustainable research.
Owing to the agility of our Faculty and King’s we are able to consider applicants who are interested in either a Research and Teaching pathway (teaching and research) or Academic Education Pathway (predominantly teaching with scholarship).
We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce, and therefore we encourage applications from all groups. This includes from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, the LGBTQI+ community, those who are neurodiverse and those with a disability.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract pending successful completion of probation (3 years) The post-holder is required to actively participate in academic performance development review (PDR) annually.
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent. However, we offer flexibility for part-time working.
The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Scheduling of presentations will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place.
Please note that you must provide three Academic referees upon application, including one from your current or most recent employer. Should you be shortlisted, letters of recommendation will be sought ahead of the interview from two of your references. The third reference, from your employer, will only be requested with your consent.
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