External Examiner – MRes Health Research

Opening Date:
19 Jul 2023
Closing Date:
14 Aug 2023
Salary Range:

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the MRes Health Research programme.

The health and social care sectors are constantly changing in order to provide better treatment and access to care. Improving health and social care services would not be possible without the work of well-trained researchers. Our Health Research Masters degree equips students with the skills to conduct high quality, rigorous research, supported by a multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers and health professionals. The course is suitable for diverse backgrounds including medicine, nursing, midwifery, allied health, social work, social and natural sciences. It’s for anyone wishing to pursue a career in health research or to study for a PhD. The aim of our MRes Health Research programme is to develop skilled and knowledgeable researchers, able to understand and apply a full range of research methods and approaches to conducting research in health. This MRes has been designed to be suitable for both novice and experienced researchers. No matter what your level of expertise may be, we will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in research or to study for a PhD.

Full details of the programme and modules will be provided to appointees.

As an External Examiner, you will be required to:

  • Monitor the quality of the programme
  • Externally moderate assessed work
  • Attend in person/via MS Teams one Board of Examiners per year
  • Complete an annual report
  • Comment on proposed modifications and the development of new modules

Coursework is submitted electronically via Canvas and is marked online using Gradebook and Turnitin. External Examiners will be required to use the online moderating process. A sample of Practice Assessment Documents will also be provided for review prior to Award. User guides and support will be provided.

This post will be effective from 1 November 2023 and the term of office would normally be four years.

Applicants should hold appropriate academic qualification(s), have experience of programme delivery and preferably previous experience acting in the role of an External Examiner. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s Academic Council.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a detailed CV to:

Aprill Smith, Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling: Email: fhss.pg.cpd.team@stir.ac.uk

If you require further information please email Aprill Smith, as above, who will forward your query to the appropriate member of staff.

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 August 2023