Associate Professor Social Work

Opening Date:
11 Dec 2020
Closing Date:
10 Jan 2021
Salary Range:

Associate Professor of Social Work

Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit an Associate Professor of Social Work, who is also a qualified Social Work Practice Educator, to join our team at Edinburgh Napier. We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing the Social Work academic discipline and workforce, who can support the Head of Subject with the leadership and further development of the Allied Health & Social Work academic subject group. You will have a national profile in relation to social work education and a growing portfolio of social work focused research and scholarship. You will also contribute to cross School activities commensurate with the Associate Professor leadership role.

You will contribute to the delivery of the Postgraduate pre-qualifying programme in Social work and lead the Social Work Practice Educator post-qualifying programme (currently in development). You will also support academic colleagues in your subject discipline with the development of their research capacity, grant writing and publications.

You will be supported in the role to further develop your own academic career in your identified academic pathway (Professional Practice, Learning & Teaching, Research or Business & Enterprise) through access to a range of resources available to all University staff and through a coaching approach to personal development. We work in an inclusive way and can support flexible and remote working. We will also consider applications for part-time time working, job sharing and secondments.

If you’re excited at the prospect of joining our fantastic interprofessional team as an Associate Professor of Social Work then we’d love to receive an application from you!

Essential requirements

  • Qualification in relevant discipline at least to postgraduate level.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to discipline.
  • Current registration with the relevant Professional Statutory Regulatory Body for the role.
  • Profile that demonstrates at least national standing and some international engagement.
  • Generation of external income.

Desirable requirements

  • Doctoral level qualification.

For more information on the position, please see our full role profile Associate Professor here

For more information about the School and current recruitment campaign, click here.

How will we reward you?

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package.


  • Associate Professor £51,034 – £59,135 per annum (Grade 7)

Further information about our benefits can be found here

Additional Information

For more information regarding this position please contact Mark Johnston or Elspeth Peters in the Talent and Resourcing Team.

Application closing date: Sunday 10th January 2021 (Midnight)

Interviews will be held on from the 25th January 2021.

Please note due to COVID-19 it is possible that interviews will take place via video conferencing.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.