Associate Professor in Clinical Nursing

Opening Date:
8 Jul 2022
Closing Date:
21 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

With its vision to be the provider of choice of first-class contemporary education, informed by research and innovation, the School of Nursing & Midwifery has established an innovative engagement across clinical partners. Our professorial-led South West Clinical Schools are academic hubs in local NHS Trusts driving forward the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions clinical research agenda. We do this successfully by promoting inter-professional working, embedding evidence-based learning in practice and offering a framework for clinical academic careers.

The School is now looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented clinical academic to join the team. This post is intended to contribute to the leadership of research in clinical nursing. The Associate Professor in Clinical Nursing must have the ability to identify and lead research into original areas of enquiry, and outputs suitable for submission to REF2027.

The University of Plymouth offers the largest range of healthcare programmes in the South West of England; including high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in nursing and midwifery. Research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery was rated highly in REF2021 and continues to grow. The South West Clinical Schools initiative continues to grow among our healthcare partners in the South West. An increasing number of clinical professionals are undertaking research where it matters. They focus on topics that are timely and relevant to advancing the quality of care for people living in the South West of England. The clinical research programmes of the South West Clinical Schools are also linked to research clusters within the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research, including digital health and health across the life-course.

You will have a doctorate degree in a relevant field, and substantial experience at Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer/Reader) or equivalent level. You will have a track record of attracting significant research funding and being able to deliver internationally esteemed research output, evidenced through publication and other indicators and registration (or eligibility to gain registration) on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus an Adults’ Barred List check.

For an informal conversation please contact Professor Jos Latour, Associate Head of School (Research), by email

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 21 August 2022

Interviews are expected to take place 13 September 2022 and you will be notified whether you have been shortlisted or not.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.