Lecturer (Academic) in Midwifery (Multiple Positions Available)

Opening Date:
5 Jul 2022
Closing Date:
1 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

Midwifery academics are vital to the future of the midwifery profession and Bournemouth University is investing in this future by developing a cohort of new lecturers. We are seeking to recruit midwives with a keen desire to share their clinical experience, contemporary knowledge and enthusiasm for research. We can offer exciting opportunities for career development, support to gain further qualifications, and mentoring from our experienced academic team.

You will facilitate learning in the pre-registration BSc (Hons) programme as well as supporting some post-registration and postgraduate leaning. Our midwifery team provides education to students on the Lansdowne campus in Bournemouth and on the St Mary’s Community Health Campus in Portsmouth, and we link to seven different NHS Trusts. There is some flexibility in negotiating campus base, but all members of the team work on both campus sites as required. Our large and well-established BSc (Hons) programme is delivering an innovative new curriculum, incorporating an online Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement. The programme holds Gold Unicef BFI accreditation and has a well-recognized student continuity caseload scheme. Bournemouth University offers an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with internationally acclaimed researchers within the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health and to engage with interprofessional colleagues and external partners to develop an excellent student experience.

You must be registered on Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register (Midwifery). We are particularly keen to receive applications from those with existing units at Masters level. At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience for our future health professionals, and academics at Bournemouth University have a ‘fused’ role that includes education, research and professional practice. As such, if you have not yet had the opportunity to undertake research, we would support you to develop in this area and achieve a doctorate within 5 years of appointment. An understanding of education practice is desirable, and you will be supported to gain qualifications/professional recognition in this area.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Catherine Angell (Head of Department for Midwifery and Health Sciences) at cangell@bournemouth.ac.uk or Dr Alison Taylor (Lead Midwife for Education) at ataylor@bournemouth.ac.uk

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.