AC3 Lecturer in Mental Health

Opening Date:
27 Apr 2023
Closing Date:
4 Jun 2023
Salary Range:

School of Health & Life Sciences
1 post Paisley Campus, 1 post Lanarkshire Campus
AC3 Lecturer in Mental Health – REQ002099
AC3: £47,047 to £52,841 per annum
2 POSTS – Full time, Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for two lecturers within the School of Health and Life Sciences, where teaching and research are at the heart of all the school’s activities. We are seeking to appoint one AC3 lecturer in mental health to be based on Paisley Campus and one AC3 lecturer in mental health to be based on Lanarkshire Campus.

Ideally, the successful candidates will be registered mental health nurses and qualified to, at least, Masters level. Other professional accredited body registrations, such as HCPC, with the appropriate mental health experience may be considered, but preference will be given to applicants registered with the NMC. A Doctoral qualification, or currently engaging in doctoral level study, is desirable but not essential.

Each post requires a skilled and motivated person with clinical and/or teaching experience to contribute to the currency and clinical relevance of our mental health and social care undergraduate programmes. Specialist knowledge in a particular field of mental health, for example CAMHS, CBT, Older People, forensic mental health, would be desirable to deliver and develop our post graduate portfolio. The ability to engage in all aspects of programme and module leadership and development is integral to this post, along with engagement in wider academic activities such as consultancy, CPD, and scholarship to enhance teaching or academic knowledge.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Professional Registration – preferably NMC
  • Relevant Masters degree
  • Possess and maintain sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge and experience in the discipline of mental health to work within established teaching/ research programmes.
  • Knowledge of a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Understand equality and diversity issues as they may impact on research/academic content and issues relating to student need.
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors. Find out more about our School of Health & Life Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional day of annual leave to celebrate your birthday.
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Free gym membership
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources