Associate Professor in Midwifery

Opening Date:
17 Feb 2023
Closing Date:
12 Mar 2023
Salary Range:

The Role
The Department of Midwifery is looking to appoint an Associate Professor for Research. The successful applicant will join a supportive and committed team, with an established reputation for providing first-rate midwifery education.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to work within a faculty that boasts excellent inter-professional collaborative working relationships. Whilst your primary focus will be research and knowledge exchange, you will also teach students on our taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and doctoral supervision.

Conducting research and scholarly activity is essential in ensuring that our programmes continually reflect the evolving needs of the healthcare sector, as well as influencing national and global policy development and strategy. You will continue to develop your track record of attracting research funding and delivering high quality research outputs, and will be able to submit these to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). You will be linked to the Faculty Knowledge Exchange and Research Institute and will receive support and mentorship to advance your research career. As an Associate Professor is also required to provide effective leadership, in relation to people and project management in the department and wider faculty.

The person
This is a great opportunity for anyone with a background in researching the health of women and birthing people. You will have an excellent reputation and a proven track record of education, evaluation, and research. You will be expected to play a substantial role in the development of the Department’s teaching and learning portfolio, and the delivery of our wide-ranging education provision.

Your personality will enable you to inspire, motivate and communicate with students, and effectively collaborate with colleagues, as well as work equally well on your own initiative within a multi-professional environment.

Applications are encouraged from those with an interest in the health of women and birthing people and should hold a doctoral qualification, and a recordable teaching qualification, such as a PGCHE, or be willing to undertake such a programme.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained).

For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

School of Education, Midwifery & Social Work

Individualisation is very important to us at Kingston University’s School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work. For our students that means a philosophy where we go above and beyond to deliver the practical teaching methods that will create the very best educators of tomorrow.

This is a full time (37 hours per week) permanent role with a starting salary of £55,892 per annum.

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th March 2023.

For informal enquiries please contact Georgina Sims, Head of Department of Midwifery & Associate Professor.