Head of Department Nursing and Community Health

Opening Date:
31 Oct 2022
Closing Date:
11 Nov 2022
Salary Range:

Glasgow Caledonian University – the University for the Common Good – is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

The Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) in the School of Health & Life Sciences has an international reputation for delivering high impact research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2021) 91% of GCU’s health related research has been formally classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. Moreover, the impact of GCU’s applied health research was classified as ‘outstanding’ and surpassed by only one other UK institution. The University’s outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in Scotland for SDG3, good health and wellbeing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the highly successful Department of Nursing and Community Health within the SHLS. Within a multidisciplinary School, the Dept of NCH delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes/modules in nursing and public health. The department has a strong applied health focus to research activity, as well as educational evaluation research. Our commitment to student focused, innovative and flexible learning strategies is supported by state -of- the art facilities, which are accessible and exciting for all our students. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience and promoting the use of technologies to enhance the quality of our educational provision and student experience.

As HoD, you will be the academic and strategic lead with responsibility for managing, supporting and mentoring staff. You will have a Doctoral qualification and track record in research and be able to evidence success in leading and delivering excellence in teaching and learning. As HoD, you will be responsible for the oversight of the student experience and for developing and maintaining a portfolio of programmes with national and international appeal. You will have responsibility for enhancing the external profile of the department, sourcing income generating opportunities and leading research activity with clear focus on fostering output for the next REF exercise. Alignment of your area of expertise with the current ReaCH research themes of public health or long-term conditions and related to one of our existing research groups is essential.

As a member of the School’s Senior Management Group, you will support the Dean in driving the School’s financial and academic performance in line with the University’s Strategy 2030.

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact either Professor Anita Simmers (Dean) anita.simmers@gcu.ac.uk or Professor Helen Gallagher (Vice Dean) H.L.Gallagher@gcu.ac.uk.

You can apply for this role through the Glasgow Caledonian University vacancies page https://www.gcu.ac.uk/jobs/jobs