Assistant Professor in Midwifery

Opening Date:
4 Aug 2023
Closing Date:
4 Sep 2023
Salary Range:

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will assist the Head of Department to maintain, enhance and improve the Department and Faculties national and international reputation in Midwifery. Demonstrating your continued academic attainment and achievement, you will contribute to your discipline and the life and work of the faculty. You will be responsible for contributing to an exceptional student experience through the delivery of teaching, in both pre and postgraduate midwifery education, research, knowledge exchange and business and enterprise engagement activity.

Further information is available in the job description.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is one of five departments within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We are a thriving community of academics and professional support staff who are committed to empowering each other and students to be the best they can be, and ultimately improve the lives of people within our local, national, and international reach. Successful candidates will be joining an incredible, innovative, award winning team.
The Department is proud to educate health and social care students from all corners of the globe in Foundation, Undergraduate and Post Graduate studies. We have six active research groupings:

Maternal and Family
Health Economics and Applied Statistics
Implementation and Innovation
Living Better in Later Life
Veterans and military families’ hub
Workforce Education and Practice Development
We provide high quality, research-rich education using a variety of innovative teaching and learning methods including a state-of-the-art clinical skills centre. The post holder will work flexibly within the team to contribute to teaching, learning, assessment, and research. They will participate in supervision, planning, designing and development of undergraduate and postgraduate health programmes. They will provide expertise to further enhance research and entrepreneurial activities. This will include undertaking individual and collaborative research that demonstrates impact and involvement in external activities which will include academic enterprise.

You must possess excellent knowledge of the subject area and have active registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), you must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a related area or be qualified to Doctoral level.

For an informal discussion about the post and to discuss further the essential criteria, please contact Lead Midwife for Education, Viv Perry (, or Head of Subject, Dr Catherine Ellis (

Applicants should ideally hold a doctoral qualification, have demonstrable specialist subject expertise in midwifery and hold current NMC registration. Experience of designing, delivering, and assessing high quality teaching and learning practice as well as evidence of high-quality research outputs are essential. Further information about the requirements of the Assistant Professor role are available in the Job Description and Person Specification.