Assistant Professor (Education) – School of Nursing and Midwifery

Opening Date:
30 Oct 2023
Closing Date:
16 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

Academic Development Programme – new Assistant Professors will undertake a 5-year development programme, at the end of which they are expected to be promoted to Associate Professor. The programme consists of a variety of development opportunities and the time to reflect and develop.

You will contribute to a range of education-related activities including clinical skills, digital and practice learning across our portfolio of Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes (BNurs, MNurs, and MSc (graduate-entry). You will work closely with our Programme Director and other academic teaching staff to support the smooth delivery of our Future Nurse programmes. In addition you will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, developing and maintaining mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students; ensuring the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others carry out theirs.

Your teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience and employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

You will be expected to advance teaching and learning practice in your modules within the school, take a role in leading aspects of curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic and pastoral support. You will deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.

Management and administration responsibilities may include developing and making contributions to placement partnerships, knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University and with health and social care partners.

This post is offered on a teaching or teaching/research basis. Candidates will be expected to hold a Master’s degree qualification (or equivalent), contribute to postgraduate research supervision (PGR) where appropriate, and pursue funding and publication opportunities aligned to your research interests and themes in the School. Teaching and research candidates will be expected to hold a doctoral qualification (or be close to completion).

You will contribute across the range of teaching and learning activities:

  • contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal;
  • develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are best practice in the subject area or institution;
  • advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment;
  • deliver teaching and learning in line with professional and regulatory requirements for approved programmes;
  • advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support;
  • inform your teaching practice by discipline based research, in this case nursing adults;
  • frequently update your subject expertise, and undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to
  • enhance own teaching and learning processes;