Associate Professor in Health and Wellbeing

Opening Date:
26 Sep 2023
Closing Date:
29 Oct 2023
Salary Range:

At Robert Gordon University (RGU) we are proud of our excellence in education and research and we are offering an opportunity to join our great team as an Associate Professor with expertise and a proven track record in health and wellbeing research and quantitative methods. RGU is an innovative, inclusive, and ambitious University, focused on the impact of its demand-led teaching and research.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice are now seeking to expand their team of senior, research orientated academics with a view to building on the impactful research currently being undertaken within the School and to enhance our leadership and reputation. We are therefore seeking to appoint an academic with an established track record of research and knowledge exchange in health and wellbeing research with expertise in quantitative methods. We are interested to hear from academic researchers whose interests include areas relating to the organisation and delivery of health care, health inequalities or health wellbeing across the lifespan.

This new role will provide academic direction in an area relating to the research work of the School and University. Health and wellbeing research is a key priority for the University. The School has a vision to ‘transform health and social care within urban, remote and rural communities’, and we set out to achieve that through four key strategic priorities:

  • To place people and communities at the centre of what we do in promoting health and wellbeing
  • Undertake impactful, innovative and interdisciplinary research and scholarship that improves health outcomes and informs policy and practice
  • Provide high quality education and supervision to prepare graduates to lead the transformation of health and social care.
  • Engage in purposeful partnerships to grow our academic and research portfolio.
  • You will contribute to our vision to be recognised for research that addresses the health and wellbeing of children, families, older people, and those disadvantaged by undertaking impactful, innovative and interdisciplinary research to inform policy and practice.

You should have a PhD in a health, social science or relevant discipline. You will be a recognized expert in an area of health and wellbeing research relevant to the University and School strategy with evidence of securing research funding, high quality publications and successful completions of at least two doctoral student degrees. You will be expected to develop an independent programme of health and wellbeing research and work in collaboration with colleagues to provide expertise in quantitative research methods. You will deliver subject expertise to our community of stakeholders, make a substantial contribution to the School’s research objectives, and enhance and enrich our research environment, activities and outputs.

We offer a supportive and inclusive environment within an ambitious and growing School with fully accessible working facilities. We welcome diversity amongst our community and are interested to hear from and work with, candidates from all backgrounds. We know that staff want to find a productive work/life balance and, as well as offering a hybrid working policy, we would welcome applications from those seeking part-time working patterns.