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Associate Professor / Professor in Social Care

University of Bristol - School for Policy Studies

Location: Bristol
Salary: £66,857 to £98,056 Grade L/M, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 19th March 2024

Salary:

Grade L in the range of £66,857 - £70,919 or

Grade M in range 1 £71,995 - £77,207 or

Grade M in range 2 £79,813 - £98,056 per annum

The role

The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol wishes to recruit an Associate Professor or Professor in Social Care. In line with the strategic development and expansion of our research and teaching programmes we are seeking a high calibre individual who will contribute to a dynamic, ambitious and collegial environment that is at the forefront of intellectual developments within our interdisciplinary School.

The School for Policy Studies has an exceptional reputation for teaching, research and public engagement. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) over 95% of research in social work and social policy was rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Social Work and Social Policy). In the QS World Rankings we are consistently ranked in the top 30 worldwide and top ten in the UK. Our undergraduate programmes in criminology, social policy and childhood studies are consistently top rated in national league tables.  We also deliver a Masters in Public Policy, which attracts students from across the globe, and Masters in Policy Research/Social Work Research. Our policy programmes have a strongly global, comparative and international component.  The School has also been a member of two successive rounds of the National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care Research (SSCR) and will be a member in the upcoming SSCR4.

What will you be doing?

The successful applicant will be willing to support and lead initiatives to raise the profile of social care at Bristol. They will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, but principally to our MSc in Social Work in the first instance.

The role will also encompass the supervision of post-graduate research students as well as dissertation supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The postholder will be expected to take on a leadership position related to teaching and/or teaching.

The appointee would contribute to the School’s extensive research programme by engaging in externally funded research, working independently and/or in collaboration with colleagues, and producing high quality published outputs for academic & other relevant audiences.

You should apply if

The successful candidates will be expected to evidence a strong commitment to teaching, research, & management. Applicants will have a national and international reputation in the field of social care and an outstanding track record of publications and externally funded research.

We welcome applicants from all methodological backgrounds with interest in the following topics but encourage applicants with any area of expertise in adult and/or children’s social care.  

  • older adult social care; disability and learning disability
  • diversity and equality in health and social care
  • intersections of housing and social care
  • evidence synthesis

Additional information

It is expected that the final selection process will be held in week commencing 29th April 2024.

For informal queries:

Professor Karen West (Head of School). Lead Recruiter
Email: sps-hos@bristol.ac.uk

OR

Professor Ailsa Cameron (Professor of Health & Social Care)
Email: a.cameron@bristol.ac.uk

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive & reach their full potential.

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