Deputy Head of Department, Nursing, Midwifery and Health (Professor/Associate Professor)

Opening Date:
14 Jun 2022
Closing Date:
3 Jul 2022
Salary Range:

We Stand Ready. Empowering innovators, visionaries and change makers to transform lives and make a remarkable impact on the world. Making the impossible possible. The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is one of five departments within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. You will join a dedicated team and thriving community of academics and professional support staff who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. We are seeking a knowledgeable and skilled individual to join our successful and highly committed Departmental Management Group.

The Deputy Head of Department will provide strategic leadership for the Department, drive the highest standards of quality across both research and teaching and continue to build the reputation of the Nursing, Midwifery and Health portfolio of activity. The successful candidate will have the creative vision, leadership and strategic perspective to deliver the Department’s and University’s strategy. Reporting to the Head of Department, the Deputy HOD will work collaboratively with the other members of the Departmental Management Group to build on successes and lead to deliver.

The Department provides high quality, research-rich education using a variety of innovative teaching and learning methods delivered at all academic levels from undergraduate to doctoral study. You will work flexibly as part of a team to contribute to research and research leadership, teaching, learning and assessment to support a high-quality student experience in both pre-registration and post-registration programmes and to meet our ambitious strategy for research intensity and quality.

You will provide expertise, leadership and mentorship to further enhance research and entrepreneurial activities. This will include undertaking individual and collaborative research that demonstrates impact. You will be a NMC registered Nurse.

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Professor, or Associate Professor level depending on experience, qualifications, and research history.

For an informal discussion about the post and to discuss further the essential criteria, please contact Professor Debra Porteous (Head of department)

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file. Interviews week commencing 25.7.22.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.